The 12th Kam Yiu-yu Press Freedom Awards is now open for application

The 12th Kam Yiu-yu Press Freedom Awards 2020
Deadline for entries:
15th January 2021

 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 Press Freedom 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, moral 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, online and electronic 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 & Online Media or Television & Radio.  Each participant can submit only ONE entry, unless it is a bylined entry that more than one reporter contribute.  For a series of reports, please choose two articles or programmes, and provide titles for the rest. 

  • Deadline and Entry Procedures

Submissions must be as published, uploaded or aired between 1st Jan and 31st Dec 2020. Entries must be postmarked no later than 15th January 2021.

Print & Online category: Send 2 copies of article. (Originals preferred. Photocopies must be clearly legible)

Television or Radio category: 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

 Prof Joseph Man Chan – Emeritus Professor, School of Journalism and Communication, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Dr. Fu, King-wa – Associate Professor, Journalism and Media Studies Centre, The University of Hong Kong

Prof. Lee Siu-Nam, Paul – Professor, School of Communication, The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong

Mr. To Yiu-ming – Senior Journalism Scholar

Mr. Lui Ping-kuen, Bruce – Senior Lecturer, Department of Journalism, Hong Kong Baptist University

Dr. AU Ka-lun, Allan – Professional Consultant, School of Journalism and Communication, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Mr YEUNG Kin-hing, Chris – Chairperson, Hong Kong Journalists Association

Ms. MAK Yin-ting – Hon. Secretary, Kam Yiu-yu Journalism Foundation 

  • Awards 

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]


Download application form


The 12th Kam Yiu-yu Press Freedom Awards 2020 Deadline for entries is now extended to 22 January 2021
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