Rape Crisis Scotland is delighted to join Zero Tolerance, White Ribbon Scotland, Scottish Women’s Aid and the NUJ in launching a new award to reward excellence in the reporting of violence against women.
The Write to End Violence against Women Award will reward journalists and bloggers whose work challenges rape myths, and reports violence against women in an accurate and sensitive manner.
Writers, bloggers and student journalists are invited to submit examples of their published work for consideration. Members of the public are also able to nominate articles or blogs for the award through the website http://writetoendvaw.com/
The winning articles will be chosen by a panel of experts including journalists, writers and those who work for violence against women charities. The deadline for submissions is the 31st of August 2013, and the awards will be announced at an award ceremony in the Scottish Parliament at the end of October.
The award has 3 categories, best article, best blog and best student article. There will also be an award for the worst example of bad journalism. Terms and conditions for all categories can be found at writetoendvaw.com.
The judging panel includes writer Gerry Hassan, journalist Lesley Riddoch, Former NUJ executive member and journalist Helen Russell, Zero Tolerance Co-Ordinator Jenny Kemp, Scottish Women’s Aid Manager Lily Greenan, and a representative from Rape Crisis Scotland.
For more information contact Liz Ely at email@example.com or on 0131 248 2405.
Published: 12th June 2013