Migration and mobility

The International Labour Organization (ILO) is launching its sixth Global Press Competition to reward exemplary media coverage on labour migration and fair recruitment. This year, specific coverage of issues related to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, including non-payment of wages, on migrant workers and their families will be encouraged and welcomed.

The conditions for participation in this contest are as follows:

  • Candidates must be media and press professionals, graduates and students of journalism schools.
  • They must be over 18 years of age.
  • Entries must be published between November 1, 2019 and October 31, 2020.
  • Productions may be sent in any language provided they are translated into English, French or Spanish.
  • Productions may be submitted in any language, but a translation into English, French or Spanish (the official working languages of the ILO) must be provided if all or part of the submitted production is in another language. .
  • Each candidate has the right to submit a maximum of two productions.
  • Applicants must complete the online application form.

The ILO explained that candidates will be judged on the following criteria: creativity and precision, adequate terminology that protects migrants, promoting non-discrimination and highlighting the benefits of labour migration as well as regulated and safe recruitment processes.

Winners will be able to choose between a cash prize (USD 1,200 in the published journalistic subcategory and USD 500 in the synopsis subcategory) or a scholarship paid to participate in 2021 in an online training course at the ILO International Training Centre in Turin on a theme related to fair recruitment or labour migration.

The deadline for applications is 31 October. The ILO may, however, extend the time limits if the applications submitted are not sufficient.