Unicef Bangladesh has opened submission for print, online and visual media content for Meena Media Award 2016.
A new category and a new award segment have been added to the award this year: the new category is News Photography – Online/Print Media, and the new award segment is Reports/Creative contents including Videography, according to a press note by Unicef Bangladesh.
News, articles, features, news photographs and television and radio programmes that investigate and explore children's issues to improve their lives in Bangladesh or provide healthy entertainment for children are eligible to compete for the award. Entries should have been published or broadcast between May 1, 2015 and April 30, 2016.
Submissions will be solicited from Bangladeshi citizens in two age groups: under-18 and 18 and above. Deadline for submission of content ends on June 1.
Introduced in 2005 by Unicef Bangladesh, Meena Media Award recognises excellence in promoting children's issues in Bangladeshi media.
The award is named after Meena, a popular animation character created in Bangladesh. Meena is the iconic girl child, a change agent, whose attractive stories champion the rights of children across South Asia.
This year marks the 12th anniversary of the award.
Other categories of the award are: Print/Online Media – Reports, Print/Online Media – Creative, Visual Media – Reports including Videography, Visual Media – Creative contents including Videography, Radio – Report, and Radio – Creative.
There are three prizes in each category: first prize is a crest, a certificate and Tk50,000, second prize is a crest, a certificate and Tk25,000, and third prize is a crest, a certificate and Tk15,000.
More information can be found at the Unicef Bangladesh website.