14TH ALBERTA GIMÉNEZ JOURNALISM AWARD

The international Balearic Islands university journalism award

Submit your entries until 29 July 2023. In addition, we are now also offering the University Festival of Audiovisual Social Reports!

Photographer: María Isabel Nicolau Berga

Fostering talent

Open to university students around the world

In the 13 years of the award’s existence, participants have consisted of students from over 50 countries, with several of the awards ending up outside Spain.

More than 760 candidates

Over the course of its history, there have been over 760 candidates in the written and audiovisual category. In 2023, we have launched our radio category.

Recognition of young talents

Winners of the award have already gone on to become recognised professionals. For example, in 2019 Carles Bover, who won in the audiovisual category in 2014, received the Goya Award for best documentary short film.

Presentation

University College Alberta Giménez (CESAG), affiliated with Comillas Pontifical University, has announced the call for entries for the 14th Alberta Giménez Journalism Award and the 1st International University Festival of Audiovisual Social Reporting. The competition, sponsored by Caixabank and the Fundación Sa Nostra, will honour candidates for the best social reports in written, audiovisual and radio format. The award includes one first prize of €1,000 (audiovisual format), two first prizes of €500 (written and radio formats, respectively), one second prize of €500 (audiovisual format) and one prize of €300 (the people’s choice award, in the audiovisual format) in three different categories:

Award for the best written social report

Award for the best audiovisual social report

Award for the best radio social report

The competition is open to university students on degree and diploma-level programmes worldwide, who are studying for any type of Communication (Journalism, Media Studies, and Advertising and Public Relations) qualification in the current academic year (2022-2023), as well as University College Alberta Giménez (CESAG) graduates from the 2021-2022 academic year. Entries may be accepted from students on other degree courses if the organisation considers that there is a clear link with the field of communication. The goal is to foster awareness among future communicators and university students in general about socially relevant issues in order for them to subsequently exercise their professions in a responsible manner.

The details

Topic

The topics will correspond to human interest content, adhering to the following issues:

  • Social
  • Vulnerable groups
  • Training and the education system
  • Culture
  • Peace and Justice
  • Ethics and Religion
  • Communication
  • Environment
  • Any other discipline with a social focus
Original

1 – An author can participate simultaneously in all categories, with the requirement that this person may only participate in a maximum of three entries.

2 – The topic will be about important social aspects. Social topics must be linked to the following issues: vulnerable groups; education and childhood; training and the education system; environment; culture; ethics and religion; peace and justice; communication, etc.

3 – The reports must be submitted in accordance with the instructions given on the web page (https://www.cesag.org/premioperiodismo) before the required deadlines. Entrants who are enrolled at a university other than University College Alberta Giménez (CESAG) or Comillas Pontifical University must attach a digital copy of their university enrolment slip for the current academic year through the tab enabled for the purpose on the award’s web page.

4 – The winning entries may be disseminated by the organisers, who will always indicate who the authors are, with the goal of promoting the work of the award winners.

5 – Particular care will be taken in monitoring to ensure that the work is original. In the event of total or partial plagiarism, the organisers of the competition will disqualify the can– didate and shall reserve the right, depending on the seriousness of the plagiarism, to notify the authors of the original works about the plagiarism to enable the latter to take the legal action they deem appropriate.

Timeline for payment

1°- The period for submitting works will begin on 15 February 2023 and will end on 29 July 2023.

2 – On 30 September 2023 the organisers will publish, on the institutional website, the reports accepted for the competition.

3 – The screening of the audiovisual reports will take place in October or November 2023 (to be determined) at University College Alberta Giménez (CESAG).

4 – The jury’s decision will be announced at the award giving ceremony, which will be held in October or November 2023 (to be determined) at University College Alberta Giménez (CESAG).

Submission of originals for the written category

1 – The works must be original and unpublished (they cannot have been published prior to 15 July 2023 in any media outlet; blogs or personal websites are accepted).

2 – The originals must belong to the genre of news journalism, and specifically to the report format.

3 – Their length must be between 9,000 and 15,000 characters, including spaces, in the Times New Roman font (font size 12), with single spacing.

4 – The texts must include a headline, a subheading, a lead paragraph and the body of the report. Photographs will not be accepted.

5 – Written reports deberán ser realizados por un single author and must be signed with a pseudonym.

6 – Written works must be individual entries.

7- Works will be accepted in Spanish or Catalan.

 

Submission of originals for the radio category

1 – The works must be original and unpublished (they cannot have been published prior to 15 July 2023 in any media outlet; blogs or personal websites are accepted).

2 – The originals must belong to the genre of news or informative journalism, in the format of an item or programme.

3 – The works must belong to the genre of news journalism, and specifically be in the form of a report or that of a podcast.

4 – The items, whether they are individual podcasts or included in a programme, must be of a maximum length of 30 minutes.

5 – Radio reports must be individual and podcasts can be individual or group works. In the event that the entry belongs to a group of authors, contact and receipt of the monetary prizes, if any, will be carried out through a single representative of the group

6 – Works will be accepted in Spanish or Catalan.

 

Submission of originals for the audiovisual category

1 – The works must be original and created after 1 January 2022. The content used in the works must be completely copyright-free. The competition accepts no responsibility for any breach of copyright and it may eliminate from the competition at any time any works that fail to comply with the law on intellectual property, with regard both to the images used and to the soundtracks.

2 – The original video must be in the format of an audiovisual report (or documentary short film of a social nature) and its educational, informative and journalistic function will be assessed.

3 – The duration of the audiovisual report shall not be longer than 12 minutes (credits included).

4 – The reports must include title and captions or credits identifying the sources, as well as information about the technical and artistic team. Whether supporting voice-over narration is used or not, the educational, informative, social and creative value of the report will be considered positively.

5 – Audiovisual works can be individual or group works. In the event that the entry belongs to a group of authors, contact and receipt of the monetary prizes, if any, will be carried out through a single representative of the group.

6 – Audiovisual works will be accepted in English, Spanish or Catalan. In the event that the original language is not English, Spanish or Catalan, the video must be subtitled in any of these three languages.

Official section (audiovisual category)

On 30 September 2023 an announcement will be made, through the University College Alberta Giménez (CESAG) website and by email to each participant, indicating the audiovisual reports which will be part of the Official Section of the FirstInternational University Festival of Audiovisual Social Reporting.

As from the day following that on which the results are published and until 20 October 2023, the authors whose entries have been selected must send:

1) A digital version of the report in Full HD (or higher), in the original version without subtitles, through any online file transfer platform (WeTransfer, Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.). Send to: [email protected]

2) 2-3 stills selected from the audiovisual report.

3) Subtitles:
Short films in the original version in Spanish:
– Subtitles in English in .srt or list of dialogue in English.

Short films in the original version in English:
– Short films in the original version in English.

Other languages:

  • Subtitles in Spanish in .srt or
  • Subtitles in English in the format of .srt or .ass or
  • List of dialogue in English;

4) List of dialogue in English:
– Trailer
– Poster
– Press Kit – Other

Jury

1 – The jury will be made up of the coordinators of the Award, the head of the Communications Department, lecturers in Journalism and Media Studies at University College Alberta Giménez, by directors and journalists from the written, radio and audiovisual media of the Balearic Islands and the person responsible for Communication at the sponsor.

2 – The composition of the jury will be made public on the institutional web page within the 10 days following the end of the deadline for submission of the works.

Selection and prize criteria

The criteria for selection and prizes by the jury will take into account:
a) Social, educational, informative and journalistic interest.
b) Originality and creativity. The jury will assess the originality of the chosen topic and its creative approach.
c) Technical and artistic quality.

The jury reserves the right to reject any works that are not of a minimum standard of quality and shall be able to declare the competition void.

Awards

1 – There will be five prizes, spread over three categories in the following way:

AUDIOVISUAL CATEGORY
First Prize for the Best Audiovisual Social Report: €1,000
Second Prize for the Best Audiovisual Social Report: €500
People’s Choice Award for the Best Audiovisual Social Report: €300

WRITTEN CATEGORY
First Prize for the Best Written Social Report: €500

RADIO CATEGORY
First Prize for the Best Radio Social Report: €500

2 – The names of the winners will be made public at the award ceremony and through the University College Alberta Giménez (CESAG) website (www.cesag.org).

3 – The award-winning works will be published on the University College Alberta Giménez (CESAG) website and communicated to the Balaeric Islands media for their potential public dissemination.

4 – The Committee reserves the right to use other channels for dissemination in order to promote the competition, the sponsoring organisations and the award winners.

Registration

Each candidate can submit up to a total of three reports. Authors must complete one form for each of their works. Submission of a report means acceptance of the rules (see document in pdf).

For the submission of a written report:
1) Complete the form provided below.
2) Attach the report in pdf format. Take into account that the report must be signed with a pseudonym and it must not contain your personal details in any part of it.
3) Attach proof of enrolment

For the submission of an audiovisual or radio report:
1) Complete the form provided below.
2) Attach a link to your report (it must be uploaded to YouTube, Vimeo or equivalent audio portals).
3) Attach proof of enrolment if you are not a student/graduate of University College Alberta Giménez (CESAG) or Comillas.

Form

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