Rules of entry for the 2014

7th Edition of the Tecnalia Journalism Award

Characteristics of the works submitted

The work being nominated for this Prize must be presented in the following format:

  • Printed Work: in PDF file or on paper (original publication).
  • Work broadcast on Radio: link to the audio, or file attached in mp3 or wav format, or saved onto CD/USB.
  • Work broadcast on Television: link to the video or saved on CD/DVD/USB.
  • Work on the Internet: link to the website/work page.
Candidates

This prize is open to all media professionals who have published, broadcast or disseminated journalistic work under their own name or pseudonym, individually or as a team, in any of the modalities listed, between 1 January 2013 and 31 May 2014.

Each candidate will be able to present a maximum of two pieces of work.

The work may be presented in the official languages of any of the countries of the European Union, while it is compulsory to send a copy in Spanish.

Prize

The Prize consists of a financial award amounting to 16,000 euros under the four following categories:

  • Print Media: with a financial award of 4.000 euros.
  • Radio: with a financial award of 4.000 euros.
  • TV: with a financial award of 4.000 euros.
  • Internet: with a financial award of 4.000 euros.

The jury may, if it considers this appropriate, establish any Special Mentions it deems relevant in the work presented, but without such Special Mentions carrying any financial award.

The Prizes shall be unique and indivisible for each of the four categories, although they may be awarded for work carried out as a team or in collaboration, or for several pieces of work relating to the same programme or document.

Any media professionals winning any of the financial awards of the Prize may nominate, in a verifiable manner, such as, for example, the media company where they carried out their journalistic activity, so that it may be the direct recipient of the financial amount of the Prize. For the purposes of public disclosure of the prize, the foregoing shall be without prejudice to the professional or professionals obtaining recognition as winner or winners of the Prize.

Jury and decision

The jury for the awarding of the 7th Tecnalia Journalism Prize on Dissemination of Research and Technological Innovation 2014 will be comprised of persons of recognised standing in the world of research and technological innovation and the media.

The jury will decide the 7th TECNALIA 2014 Journalism Prize by simple majority. In the event of a tie, the vote will be decided by the person holding the position of President.

The decision of the jury will not be open to appeal, and cannot be contested.

The decision will be made before the 31 December 2014.

The Prizes shall be awarded during a ceremony convened for such purpose, during which the Jury’s decision will be made known.

Deadline and form of Submission

The deadline for submission of works is 30 September, 2014.

The work being nominated for this Prize must be presented in the following format:

  • Printed Work: in PDF file or on paper (original publication).
  • Work broadcast on Radio: link to the audio, or file attached in mp3 or wav format, or saved onto CD/USB.
  • Work broadcast on Television: link to the video or saved on CD/DVD/USB.
  • Work on the Internet: link to the website/work page.

For PDFs, audios and links, the required documentation must be sent by email to this address: premio.periodismo@tecnalia.com

For paper originals on paper and recordings on CD/DVD/USB, the required documentation must be sent by recorded delivery post or delivered in person to:

TECNALIA Corporación Tecnológica
Parque Tecnológico de Bizkaia
C/ Geldo, Edificio 700
48160 Derio (Bizkaia)
Basque Country (Spain)
Telphone + 34 94 404 14 44

The shipment should be clearly marked “TECNALIA Journalism Prize for the Dissemination of Research and Technological Innovation”.

Documents

The participants must carry the following documentation:

  • The complete work presented for the Prize, indicating category.
  • Name and National Identity Card of the author or authors.
  • Address, telephone number and contact email.
  • Short curriculum vitae.
  • Short summary of the work presented and the details of the media organisation where it was published: name of the media, section or programme, page and timetable, and any other information considered relevant.

The presentation of candidates means full acceptance of these conditions and of the Jury’s decision. Work submitted will not be returned.

Rights

TECNALIA reserves the right to disseminate the work submitted, indicating the name of the author, media and date of publication, broadcast or dissemination, as well as the working conditions selected by TECNALIA for a period of time not to exceed six months, and shall not under any circumstances imply economic exploitation of the latter.

Ownership of the work shall be of the author or authors, or of the media organisation in which it was released.

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