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Entries invited by Press Council of India for National Awards for Excellence in Journalism

Newdelhi:12/7/19:Press Council of India has invited entries for National Awards for Excellence in Journalism, 2019. The Awards, carrying a cash prize and citation, will be given in eight categories:


S. No. Category Cash Prize
1 Raja Ram Mohan Roy National Award for Excellence in Journalism Rs. 100000/-
2 Rural Journalism Rs. 50000/-
3 Developmental Reporting Rs. 50000/-
4 Photo Journalism:

i) Single News Picture

ii)Photo Feature


Rs. 50000/-

Rs. 50000/-

5 Best Newspaper Art: Covering cartoons, caricatures and illustrations Rs. 50000/-
6 Sports Reporting / Sports Photo Feature Rs. 50000/-
7 Financial Reporting Rs. 50000/-
8 Gender Issue Reporting Rs. 50000/-


In case of Raja Ram Mohan Roy National Award for Excellence in Journalism, the jury committee will itself decide the nominations for the category and therefore no entries are invited for it.

The details including procedure, eligibility, criteria, entry form etc. can be accessed from the website of Press Council of India: www.presscouncil.nic.in. All entries may be sent in sealed cover to Secretary, Press Council of India, SoochnaBhawan, 8-CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi – 110003. The entries must reach by 5 PM on 30th August, 2019. Advance copies may be emailed at secy-pci@nic.ni.


The Awards have been instituted to recognize outstanding contribution of journalists/ photo journalists of Indian nationality in print journalism. They are given on the occasion of National Press Day on November 16.


About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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