15th ALBERTA GIMÉNEZ JOURNALISM AWARD

The international Balearic Islands university journalism award

Submissions open until July 15, 2024 / II FestCESAG International University Festival of Social Documentary

Photographer: José Rada Gémez

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

The University College Alberta Giménez (CESAG), affiliated to Comillas Pontifical University, announces the 15th Alberta Giménez Social Journalism Award and the 2nd editon of the International University Festival of Social Documentary (FestCESAG).

The competition, sponsored by Caixabank, will honour candidates for the best social reports in written, audiovisual and radio format, in four different categories. A new category is added, for Communication students from Spanish universities..

The award includes one first prize of €1,000 (audiovisual format), three first prizes of €400 (written, radio formats, and absolute category). Also, there’ll be a second prize of €500 (audiovisual format) and one prize of €300 for the new section aimed at ESO and baccalaureate students in the Balearic Islands. award for the Best Social Audiovisual Report using a mobile phone.

Award for the best written social report

Award for the best audiovisual social report

Award for the best radio social report

Absolute category Award: Communication students from Spanish universities.

Award for the Best Social Audiovisual Report using a mobile phone (Secondary and Baccalaureate students)

The competition is open to university students on degree and diploma-level programmes worldwide, who are studying for any type of Communication qualification in the current academic year (2023-2024), as well as University College Alberta Giménez (CESAG) graduates from the 2022-2023 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, whose support is a principle of the university college. In this edition, an absolute category has been created specifically for Communication students from Spanish universities (in any of the formats) and a section in the audiovisual category specifically for Secondary and Baccalaureate students from schools in the Balearic Islands.

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
Participants

1st – To be a university student enrolled in any bachelor’s degree, diploma or degree in Communication at any university in the world or university college in the current academic year (2023-2024). 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.

2nd- University College Alberta Giménez (CESAG) graduates from the 2022-2023 academic year).

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 candiateand 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.

Submission of originals for the audiovisual category

1st- The works must be original and created after January 1, 2024. 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.

Submission of originals for the Social Audiovisuals Reports with Mobile Phones (Secondary and Baccalaureate students)

1st- The works must be original and created after January 1, 2024.

2nd- The original video must respond to the format of audiovisual reportage (or short documentary of a social nature) and its Balearic focus will be valued.

3nd- The duration of the audiovisual report shall not be longer than 5 minutes (credits included).

4th- Audiovisual works can be individual or group works. In the case of several authors, all of them must belong to the same school. Contact and receipt of the monetary prizes, if any, will be carried out through the school.

5º- Audiovisual works will be accepted in Spanish or Catalan.

Submission of originals for the written category

1st- The works must be original and unpublished (they cannot have been published prior to July 15, 2024 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

1st- The works must be original and unpublished (they cannot have been published prior to 15 July 2024 in any media outlet; blogs, personal websites or university platforms that serve as repositories of student work are accepted.

2º- The originals must belong to the informative or informative journalistic genre, in particular they must respond to the format of a report, section or full programme.

3rd- Entries must be submitted properly voiced and edited, in mp3 or wav audio format.

4th- The items must be of a maximum length of 30 minutes.

5th- Radio reportscan 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.

 

Absolute category

Section for Communication students from Spanish universities

1- The works may be written, radio or audiovisual and will compete in a single category, and must meet the requirements established in the categories of each format.

2- This category is not exclusive, so the candidate will be eligible for this category if he/she has applied for any of the previous categories..

Awards

1- There will be six prizes, spread over four 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

SECTION REPORTS FOR SECONDARY AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IN THE BALEARIC ISLANDS
Prize for the Best Social Audiovisual Reportage with Mobile Phone: €300.

WRITTEN CATEGORY
First Prize for the Best Written Social Report: €400

RADIO CATEGORY
First Prize for the Best Radio Social Report: €400

ABSOLUTE CATEGORY
Section for Communication students from Spanish universities: €400

2- The names of the winners will be made public at the award ceremony, in the framework of the II FestCESAG – II International University Social Documentary Festival 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.

Jury

1- The jury will be made up of the coordinators of the Award, the head of the Communication Studies 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.

3- Lecturers who have students as candidates are not eligible to vote in this category.

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.

Time limits

1- The submission period for candidates opens 15 March 2024 and will close 15 July 2024.

2- During September 2024, the organisation will publish on its institutional website the reports accepted in the competition.

3 – The screening of the audiovisual reports will take place in October or November 2024 (to be determined) at CESAG, in the framework of the II FestCESAG – II International University Festival of Social Documentary.

4 – The names of the winners will be made public at the award ceremony inOctober or Novembrer 2024 (to be determined) t CESAG, in the framework of the II FestCESAG – II International University Festival of Social Documentary.

Official section (audiovisual category)

By September 30, 2024, will be announced on the CESAG website and by email to each participant, the selection of the audiovisual reports that will form part of the Official Section of II InternationalUniversity Social Documentary Festival.

From the day after the publication of the results until October 15, 2024, the authors whose works 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

Acceptance

Participation in the competition implies acceptance of each and every one of the competition rules and the final decision of the jury.

Organization

The Alberta Giménez Journalism Awards are organized by the Alberta Giménez University College, through his Department of Communication Sciences.

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 implies acceptance of the terms and conditions. (see rules) and the unappealable decision of the jury. .

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

    Privacidad

    Responsable: CESAG / Finalidad: Envío de información relativa a las actividades y servicios desarrollados por el CESAG / Legitimación: Consentimiento del interesado / Destinatario: No se cederán datos a terceros, salvo obligación legal o que sea necesario para prestar un servicio solicitado. UP Comillas. Proveedores que nos presten servicios / Derechos: Puede ejercer sus derechos de acceso, rectificación, supresión y oposición, limitación del tratamiento, portabilidad de datos y a no ser objeto de decisiones individualizadas, así como retirar el consentimiento prestado / Información adicional: Puede consultar la información adicional y detallada sobre Protección de Datos / Última actualización: 21/06/2018

    Coordination

    Photograph of Ángeles Durán, coordinator of the Alberta Giménez Journalism Award in the written category

    Ángeles Durán

    Holder of a PhD in Communication and a Journalism graduate
    Coordinator of the Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism
    With responsibility for the written and radio categories of the award

    Photograph of Ricard Mamblona, coordinator of the Alberta Giménez Journalism Award in the audiovisual category

    Ricard Mamblona

    PhD in Audiovisual Communication
    Communications Department, University College Alberta Giménez
    With responsibility for the audiovisual category of the award

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