June 4, 2020 214

The EU-funded project “European Union – Central Asia Water, Environment and Climate Change Cooperation (WECOOP)” is pleased to launch a media contest among Central Asian journalists for the best journalistic materials to address the theme “Climate Change: The Planet’s Future is in Our Hands”.

The purpose of this contest is to increase climate awareness and promote the transition from a classical linear model of production and consumption to a circular economy.

Two winners will be selected based on the results of the contest. The winners will take part in the study tour to the Czech Republic to study the best available techniques to be organised by the WECOOP project preliminarily in September 2020.

The Contest Terms & Conditions

 To participate in the contest, the applicants should meet the following criteria:

  • Be a citizen of one of the five Central Asian countries (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan or Uzbekistan)
  • Age 18+
  • Be an employee of a duly registered media outlet

Applicants are invited to submit the materials focused on the topic of climate change in Russian, English, or Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Tajik, Turkmen, Uzbek with the translation into Russian or English. Only journalistic contest materials that have been/will have been published in print or electronic media or aired/broadcast on TV/radio during the period from 15 October 2019 to 31 July 2020 will be considered. 

To take part in the contest, an applicant shall fill in the application form (please see below the application form- better to create a separate document as an attachment) and attach to it the contest materials (article, feature story, interview, TV/radio story line/program) with indication of hyperlinks to the materials, and in case of a print media also attach a scanned PDF copy with the name of the media outlet, date and number of the issue. The application and all attached materials shall be sent to the e-mail:

Deadline for submission of application is 31 July 2020. Late applications will not be considered.  

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