The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), with the support of Johnson & Johnson, is hosting a contest to recognise "the best media coverage of maternal and child health and other urgent health matters such as Ebola and vaccination" in Sub-Saharan Africa and the BRIC nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China). Journalists from these countries are invited to submit their work for consideration. Possible topics include: reducing maternal, infant, and child mortality; reducing disease transmission from mother to child; prevention of malnutrition; improving delivery of care and infrastructure for maternal and child health; innovative approaches to delivery of vaccines; and responses to the Ebola epidemic.

One winner from each region will be selected. Each winner will receive a cash prize and a 10-day study tour to the United States.

Click here for more information about the contest.

Deadline Date
Deadline Date: 
May 24, 2015
Application Info: 

ICFJ invites print, broadcast, and online journalists in Brazil, China, India, Russia, and Sub-Saharan Africa to submit their work. The contest is also open to affiliated freelance journalists. Submitted work must have appeared in a media outlet based in one of the regions and may be in English, French, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, or Hindi. Works in any other languages must include an English translation.

Entries must have been published or aired between December 1 2014 and May 24 2015 and may include feature articles, in-depth, investigative, or explanatory stories, multimedia reports, documentaries, or discussion programmes.

Click here to submit in English.

Click here to submit in French.

Click here to submit in Portuguese.

Click here to submit in Russian.

Click here to submit in Chinese.

Click here to submit in Hindi.


IJ Net website and International Center for Journalists website on April 28 2015.

Image credit/caption: Aaron Thompson - The 2014 contest winners with Danielle J. Devine, vice president of corporate communication for Johnson & Johnson (left), and ICFJ president Joyce Barnathan (right).