Categories 2019

Breaking News Writing (English, Chinese)

Recognising work reported under deadline pressure with speed, accuracy and high-quality writing on a single human rights-related news event.

Investigative Feature Writing (English, Chinese)

Recognising investigative work that makes use of all journalistic tools to uncover or expose new details of a significant human rights issue.

Explanatory Feature Writing (English, Chinese)

Recognising feature writing that provides detailed insight, analysis and comprehension to explain a significant human rights issue.

Commentary Writing (English, Chinese)

Recognising opinion writing that demonstrates well-reasoned, authoritative and persuasive argument on a topic of human rights significance.

Photography (Single image)

Recognising a single image that demonstrates excellence in photography on a human rights issue.

Photography (Series)

Recognising a series of images demonstrating excellence in photography on a single, specific human rights issue.

Short Video (English, Chinese)

Recognising compelling and shareable video reporting on a human rights issue, as originally published with duration less than five minutes.

Documentary Video (English, Chinese)

Recognising excellent in-depth video reporting on an issue of human rights significance, as originally published with duration exceeding five minutes.

Audio (English, Chinese)

Recognising radio, podcast or other audio reporting with excellence on an issue of human rights interest.

Multimedia (English, Chinese)

Recognising innovative, multi-format reporting on a human rights issue which makes use of two or more of the following mediums: text, photo essay, video, audio/podcast, infographic and/or interactive elements.

Student Writing (English, Chinese)

Recognising excellence in written reporting by a student on an issue of human rights significance.

Student Video & Audio (English, Chinese)

Recognising excellence in video and/or audio reporting by a student on an issue of human rights significance.

People’s Choice Photo Award

A public voting photography award. Judges will select up to 10 images from submissions to photography categories, with the winner to be chosen by public poll.

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