London - The Guardian and Marie Stopes International have launched the third annual International Development Journalism Competition.
This unique competition was the brainchild of Marie Stopes International and was designed, in partnership with the Guardian and with support from UKaid from the Department for International Development (DFID), to motivate and encourage new and existing journalists to write about some of the most important issues facing the developing world today.
The success of the competition to date has lead to unprecedented news coverage for some key development issues such as access to maternal health services in Nepal, the devastating impact of drought in northern Kenya and how climate change is affecting pastoralist communities in Africa.
Marie Stopes International CEO Dana Hovig said “We are delighted to be leading the NGO consortium on this competition for the third consecutive year. International development is such an important area and we must work together to ensure that the voices of the underserved people in the world are heard and their stories told.”
The International Development Journalism competition is supported by a consortium of NGOs including CBM UK, Hives Save Lives Africa, Leonard Cheshire Disability, Malaria Consortium, ORBIS, Saferworld and Save the Children.
For details of the competition, including information on how to enter, visit www.guardian.co.uk/journalismcompetition
, the deadline for entries is Friday 30th April 2010.