The European Journalism Centre has launched the fifth round of its TH!NK ABOUT IT
blogging competition series, shifting its focus from climate change to water in the lead-up to World Water Day
on 22 March, 2011.
With financial support by the European Commission,a select group of 20 winners from the EU27 member states, Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, Iceland, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo, will be chosen to participate in a reporting trip to Portugal in April 2011.
EJC will also sponsor four winners from countries not included in the above list.CL!CK ABOUT IT
, the same serie’s international photography competition, has also recently been launched to the public. Twelve photographers who submit prizewinning water and climate change themed pictures will also join the trip to Portugal in the spring. Plus, an extra EUR 500 Amazon Certificate prize is up for grabs to support a professional/apiring photographer to purchase equipments.
CL!CK ABOUT IT
The international photography competition, established in parallel to TH!NK ABOUT IT, EJC's blogging competition, created a mosaic of images that addressed issues of global impact. Calling upon professional and amateur photographers alike, CL!CK rewarded both the technical quality of the photos and the photographers’ capacity to reflect upon the issues they wished to tackle.
TH!NK ABOUT IT
The international blogging competition series was introduced in 2009 to encourage a greater collaboration and interaction between professional journalists and new media actors of diverse backgrounds, producing journalistic material online. Addressing major issues of global impact, such as climate change and development, TH!NK also sought to bring these themes to the forefront of media debate.