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/-|
i) Single News Picture
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.