The 9th Kam Yiu-yu Press Freedom Awards 2017
Deadline for entries: 19th January 2018
Invitation for Entries
Press freedom, freedom of speech and democracy are pillars with which a sound society is built and a great nation constructed. The Kam Yiu-yu Press Freedom Awards are set up by The Kam Yiu-yu Foundation to recognize and encourage the pursuit of excellence in the reporting and safeguarding of press freedom by Hong Kong journalists.
Objectives and Criteria: The Kam Yiu-yu Press Freedom Awards aim at enhancing awareness of press freedom and promoting professionalism among journalists. Judges look for originality, professionalism, initiative and, where relevant, courage on the part of the journalist or publisher.
Submissions of investigative reports or news reports by journalists who resist all kinds of censorship and obstructions from the authorities or private organizations are welcomed. For example, news stories on or about infringements of public interests by public bodies and private enterprises, abuse of power by the authorities, or mal-treatment of employees are appropriate entries.
Eligibility: Submissions may be in either English or Chinese. The competition is open to journalists in print, electronic or online media. Submissions must have been produced either by journalists for publication or broadcast in Hong Kong, or by overseas correspondents stationed in Hong Kong.
Organizations may submit articles on behalf of their employees. All prizes are awarded to individuals, not organizations. Entries must indicate the category, Print Media (including material published online), Television or Radio. Each participant can onlysubmit ONE entry, unless it is a bylined entry that more than one reporter contribute.
Deadline and Entry Procedures: Submissions must be as published or aired, and must have appeared or aired between 1st Jan and 31st Dec 2017. Entries must be postmarked no later than 19th January 2018
Print: Send 2 copies of article. (Originals preferred. Photocopies must be clearly legible)
TV, Video or Radio: DVD, VCD and CDs preferred. (MP4 format is preferred)
Please send entry forms and materials to:
Kam Yiu-yu Press Freedom Awards
c/o Hong Kong Journalists Association
Flat A, 15/fl, Henfa Commercial Centre,
348-350 Lockhart Road,
Wanchai, Hong Kong
¨ Panel of Judges
|Joseph Man Chan||Research and Emeritus Professor, School of Journalism and Communication, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
|Chan Yuen Ying||Honorary Professor,
Journalism and Media Studies Centre,
The University of Hong Kong
|To Yiu Ming
|Lui Ping Kuen, Bruce||Senior Lecturer
Department of Journalism
Hong Kong Baptist University
Kam Yiu-yu Journalism Foundation
|Yeung Kin Hing, Chris||Chairperson,
Hong Kong Journalists Association
The winner in each category will be awarded HK$3,000.
¨ For queries please contact:
Tel: (852) 2591-0692 (Hong Kong Journalists Association)
Fax: (852) 2572-7329
Email: [email protected]