Global Media Competition on Labour Migration

Organisation:  International Labour Organisation (ILO)

Apply By:  27 Oct . 2017

Global Media Competition on Labour Migration

The International Labour Organization (ILO) has launched a global media competition to recognize exemplary media coverage on labour migration. The international competition aims at encouraging quality reporting on labour migration.

The objective is to encourage quality reporting on labour migration. Such reporting is all the more significant as media often promotes a toxic public narrative based on nationality, national origin, gender and migratory status misperceptions, reinforcing prejudice, intolerance and stigmatization against migrant workers and their families.

The 2017 Global Media Competition on Labour Migration will be contributing to the UN TOGETHER campaign which has the purpose of encouraging global action in promoting non-discrimination and addressing the problem of rising xenophobia against refugees and migrants. All 193 Member States of the United Nations have committed to implementing the TOGETHER Campaign which will run until the end of 2018, when the UNGA is expected to adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration and the Global Compact for Refugees.


Professional journalists are invited to submit a maximum of two entries, one per each of the two following categories:

  • Written articles (online or print articles)
  • Media Production (photo journalism, audio, video)

Articles should not exceed 8000 words and videos/multimedia should not be longer than 10 minutes. Submissions must have been published between 1 January 2015 and 27 October 2016 to qualify.

  • Thematic Areas
  • Labour migration aspects
  • Fair recruitment of migrant workers


A total of four winners (one per category, per thematic area) will receive $1,000 USD each. Winning entries will be featured on ILO website and widely promoted as an example of good journalism.

Eligibility Criteria

  • This Contest is open to professional journalists who are 18 years of age and older.
  • A submission in any language is welcome. However, an English, French or Spanish translation should be included if parts, or all, of the submitted material are in a language other than English, French or Spanish. Translation must be faithful to the original meaning. The English, French or Spanish version will be the one judged
  • Participants are responsible for the quality and appearance of their submission. The judges will make their decisions based on how it appears on a computer screen. No responsibility can be taken by the organizers for entries that are incorrectly submitted.

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