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Red Ribbon Awards 2012: Call for Entries and Application Criteria

November 1, 2012 - Journalists Against AIDS (JAAIDS) Nigeria, on behalf of the Partners of the Red Ribbon Awards, hereby invites entries for the 2012 edition of the Red Ribbon Awards on HIV/AIDS in Nigeria.

Instituted since 2001, the goal of the Red Ribbon Awards is to contribute to the reduction of the spread of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria by highlighting innovative media and community responses to HIV prevention, care and control in Nigeria.

Partners for this year's awards include the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), American Jewish World Service (AJWS) and the New HIV Vaccines and Microbicides Advocacy Society (NHVMAS), amongst others. The awards presentation will hold in Lagos in December 2012.

Award Categories:

A. Media

- Best Television Feature on HIV/AIDS

- Best Feature Reporting on New HIV Prevention Technologies (Radio)

- Best Feature Reporting on New HIV Prevention Technologies(Print)

B. Community

- Breaker of Silence Award (Organization)

- Breaker of Silence Award (Individual)

Award Prizes:

Prizes for recipients of Red Ribbon Awards include:

- Cash prizes of N100,000

- Specially designed Red Ribbon plaques and certificates for the winners Competition Criteria & Guidelines

- Entries must have been broadcast/ published between January 1, 2011 and September 30, 2012.

- For Community categories Individual or organization entries must be related to activities implemented between January 1, 2011 and September 30, 2012

- For all the media categories (radio, television and print) journalists must submit two (2) of their best feature stories.

- Broadcast entries must be submitted in CD format with date of broadcast, medium and duration clearly labeled. Minidisks or audio cassettes will not be accepted. Entries with poor audio quality will be disqualified. The entries must also be accompanied by a full transcript of the CDs.

- For media categories, all entries must be accompanied by a short Bio, passport photograph and a covering letter signed by the entrant's Supervisor.

- Media entries must be stories written about the Nigerian situation. Please note that foreign stories with little or no local relevance would not be accepted.

- The Red Ribbon Awards is open to Nigerian journalists and organizations including freelancers working in Nigeria for media organizations that are Nigerian-owned or principally based operate in Nigeria for Nigerians.

- An independent panel of judges with requisite knowledge and experience will review all entries and determine winners.

- Entries in the media categories will be judged based on the quality of story,sound or voice, depth of coverage and relevance to the local context. Entries must also reflect appropriate use of language and an inclusion of a focus on people living with HIV/AIDS

- Entries in the Community categories will be assessed based on innovativeness, and impact. Entrants must be able to demonstrate through documented evidence such as reports, pictures, videos etc how their activities or interventions have been able to contribute to breaking the silence and/or addressing issues of HIV related stigma and discrimination in their communities. Letters of Recommendation from beneficiaries of such interventions may also be submitted as part of the entrant's supporting documents.

All entries (hard copies) should be submitted to the Red Ribbon Awards Secretariat in either Lagos or Abuja on or before Friday November 23 2012.

For further information or enquires contact:
The RRA Coordinator
Journalists Against AIDS (JAAIDS) Nigeria or

Lagos Office:
Journalists Against AIDS (JAAIDS) Nigeria
14 Fadare Street, end of Kayode Street, Ogba, Lagos
Tel: 234 1 7731457, 8128565

Abuja Office
CSO House, 4 Eket Close Off Lokoja Street, (By Mr. Biggs) Area 8, Garki Abuja
Tel: 07061668647


Source: Jounalits Against AIDS Nigeria -

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