Deadline for nominations for OPEC Journalism Award extended

No 3/2011
Vienna, Austria
03 Aug 2011

The deadline for nominations for the Second OPEC Award for Journalism has been extended until 3 October 2011. This is in a bid to give more journalists, analysts and media organizations the opportunity to participate in the competition.

The OPEC Award for Journalism is given to an experienced journalist, team of journalists or media organization that has delivered objective and balanced reporting on - and analysis of - the oil market for a minimum of 10 years. The Award is open to both print and broadcast journalists.

The Award consists of a plaque, a certificate and €5,000 which will be donated to any charity or institution of the winner’s choice.

OPEC established the Award to encourage objective reporting and to honour the work of journalists who have over the past 10 years devoted their careers to contributing to the public’s understanding of the petroleum industry.

The Award will be presented by the President of the OPEC Conference on the occasion of the 5th OPEC International Seminar, scheduled to take place at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria, on 13-14 June 2012. The inaugural Award was conferred on eminent journalist, analyst and academic, Dr. Walid Khadduri, in 2009 .

Nomination forms can be downloaded from the OPEC website (www.opec.org) and must be accompanied by five (5) samples of work previously published or broadcast during the last decade. These may be submitted on CDs or DVDs. Eligible candidates may also nominate themselves.

Additional information about the nominating process is available on the OPEC Website at: http://www.opec.org/opec_web/en/press_room/2105.htm.