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Posted by AFJACC on February 1, 2013 at 2:10 PM


Energy of Words calls for submissions of top Energy Journalist work

1February 2013 – Brussels – Energy of Words, an annual international media award established in 2004 by the Global Energy non-profitpartnership, calls for submissions of the best examples of energy printjournalism for consideration in this year’s award.

Eachyear, Energy of Words recognizes a journalist who through his/her workhas made a significant contribution to raising reader awareness andunderstanding of global energy issues, trends and solutions.

Journalistsand editors are welcomed to send a single submission that they believerepresented the best work in energy writing. The submission should havebeen published between 1 March 2012 and 28 February 2013.

Thesubmissions can be based on general news coverage, opinion pieces orinterviews published in journals, magazines and newspapers, includingonline outlets, and published in any language. The deadline to submitan application is 1 March 2013.

“Itpleases us to know that The Energy of Words award is the first of itskind. Each year we collate and assess the most exciting energypublications from around the globe. Last year alone, we receivedarticles from journalists spread across 39 countries and written inmore than 20 languages, including rare Asian and African dialects. Asyou can imagine, it was some feat for the team to translate everything!The types of articles that grabbed our attention were the ones thatwere not only interesting but had a stirring or contentious story totell also. For instance, last year’s winner, Martin Fackler of the NewYork Times, was awarded the prize for his outstanding coverage of theFukushima accident. What we liked most about Martin’s work was that itnot only provided unique insight into one of the most discussedindustrial disasters of recent memory, but that his account was all themore gripping thanks to his exposure of the Japanese government, whichconcealed vital information regarding the accident. We advise thisyear’s entrants to keep this in mind when making their submissions”, said Igor Lobovsky, the President of the Global Energy Non-Profit Partnership.

Thewinner will receive a week long, all-expenses paid trip to St.Petersburg, Russia, and will participate as a special guest in theinternational Global Energy Prize Laureate’s Week in June 2013. Thewinner will also have the opportunity to discuss energy issues with the2013 Global Energy Prize Laureate.

More details about the award and the application process are available here:

Perspectives are provided below of recent winners of the Energy of Words award:

“Energyof Words is one of a few awards which recognize outstandingachievements of energy correspondents and writers. This is a great wayof encouraging journalists all over the world to engage in this topicand to continue spreading ideas about energy and environment.” – Mr. Martin Fackler,the Tokyo bureau chief of The New York Times, winner of the 2012 awardfor his exceptional contributions to the coverage of internationalenergy issues with his series of articles on Fukushima.

"Theenergy sector has never been more important. A rising world populationand increasing wealth means more and more power will be needed infuture. All this at a time when we need to move away from fossil fuelsand more towards low carbon alternatives. An award of this kind canonly help encourage journalists to write more and bring technologicalbreakthroughs, environmental dangers and political bottlenecks to widerinternational attention." – Mr. Terry Macalister, Energy, Editor ofThe Guardian, winner of the 2011 award for coverage of the explorationand production of oil in the Arctic circle.


For more information, please contact Ewa Abramiuk, Fleishman-Hillard: [email protected] , +32 495 80 88 88. ;!/ge_prize ;


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