Introducing the panel of judges
The evaluation of over 120 entries for the 1st edition of the Migration Media Award in 2017 has been carried out by an independent panel of seven judges composed of reputed journalist. Their number and composition took account of the number of eligible entries in three languages and four categories.
Based on the results of the judges' evaluation, the award scheme’s Steering Group, composed of the award partners, developed a final recommendation regarding first, second and third prize winners for DG NEAR of the EU Commission. DG NEAR approved this recommendation.
What were the criteria for evaluating the applications?
The content of the entry must have been related to migration issues in the Euro-Mediterranean region. Refer to the Eligibility & Application section for more details on eligibility, topics, sub-topics and geographical limitations. The evaluation was allocated a maximum of 50 out of 150 points to the proposal for a 2nd production and 100 points to the already published story.
The following criteria was amounted to 1/3 (50 points) of the total score.
- For the proposed 2nd production: Clarity and quality of the proposal, relevance of the choice of angle, storytelling approach, potential impact on the target audiences and general public.
The following criteria was amounted to 2/3 (100 points) of the total score:
- 70 points for the journalistic story-telling quality: qualification and balance of sources, accuracy, story angle, newsworthiness, human interest, narrative structure, storytelling, fairness.
- 20 points for the social-economic and cultural context and media rights, i.e. the difficulties faced by the journalist to tell the story, innovative approach, dissemination and indication of audience reach as well as the economic, political and cultural context in the country of operation.
- 10 points for the journalistic technical quality (video/radio/online/print): image/sound/structure and editing, illustrations;
How were the applications evaluated?
Initially, each entry’s eligibility will be checked. In case of any missing element the journalist will be informed and allowed to complete his/her application within one week.
Secondly, each eligible entry will be evaluated according to a scoring board based on the above criteria. Please consider that your already published story will be evaluated with 2/3 while the proposal for a 2nd production will be evaluated with 1/3 of all points.