Now in its fourth year, ICFJ’s 2017 Global Health Reporting Contest seeks to continue building on the program’s previous years’ successes by catalyzing local networks of leading health reporters in Brazil, China, India, Russia, and sub-Saharan Africa. This year, the program will offer reporting grants to former contest winners with the aim of spurring additional high-quality storytelling on health topics.
Journalists in the targeted countries have the opportunity to participate in a 12-day study tour in the United States and receive cash prizes as part of regional competitions to recognize high quality coverage of maternal and child health, as well as other urgent health matters such as diseases and vaccinations.
To qualify for the contest, stories must focus on key health topics in the journalists’ regions and be published, broadcasted, or posted online in Brazil, China, India, Russia, or sub-Saharan Africa between Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 and Monday, July 31st, 2017. The deadline for submitting stories is Monday, July 31st, 2017.
Contest topics may include (but is not limited to):
- Reducing maternal, infant and child mortality;
- Reducing disease transmission from mother to child;
- Preventing malnutrition;
- Improving delivery of care and infrastructure for maternal and child health;
- Responses to the Ebola epidemic;
- Innovative approaches to delivery of vaccines.
Previous contests include the 2014 Global Health Reporting Contest, 2015 Global Health Reporting Contest, and 2016 Global Health Reporting Contest. This program is made possible with the support of Johnson & Johnson.
To submit your story to the contest, click here.