PAGE Peru Launches National Green Growth Contest for Journalists

Peru, 16 September 2015 -  PAGE Peru launched a media contest  for working journalists and communications students in their final years of study. The contest will promote and reward journalists who through their broadcast, advertisement, and publications raise public awareness about the benefits and importance of greening growth in Peru. Contest entries include reports for TV, radio, print, and digital media to be aired through mass media for a national audience. The contest aims to:

  • Recognize the efforts and commitment of journalists promoting green growth in Peru;
  • Promote and raise awareness of green growth in Peru among communications students; and
  • Identify through the press good and bad practices related to green economy.

Each report should end with constructive recommendations or possible solutions for sustainable development even if covering bad practices. The contest prioritizes areas that PAGE Peru is supporting: tourism, agriculture, transport, mining, and forestry. Other relevant report themes include green jobs, water, air, and waste management.

Winning professional journalists will have the opportunity to participate in green economy training in Europe. The winning student journalists will receive support to cover their expenses to undertake a three-month internship . 

Entries will be evaluated by an honorary group of regional journalists active in environmental reporting. The contest is supported through the media by Panamericana, Canal N, Latina, Radio RPP, Radio Capital and Diario 16, by the Universities of Lima and of the Pacific, Jaime Bausate y Meza, the Journalists College of Peru, the communications agency Pacific latam, Libélula, and PAGE Funding Partners.

For more information and to enter (en español), please visit http://pageperuconcurso.com.