The Communication for Social Change Award was established in 2006 to recognise outstanding contributions made by individuals and organisations to the theory and practice of Communication for Social Change (CSC); specifically those that have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to using communication to transform and empower marginalised communities. The award is administered by the Centre for Communication and Social Change at the School of Journalism and Communication, within The University of Queensland, Brisbane Australia and consists of a $AUD 2,500 prize and a travel package to participate in the Award Ceremony in Australia.
The objectives of the award are to:

  • recognise knowledge generation and major theoretical innovations in the field of communication for social change;
  • acknowledge innovative and practical communication and social change projects that have contributed to grassroots-level sustainable development; and
  • appreciate the contributions made by individuals and organisations whose moral courage and extraordinary commitment to communication for social change expands the boundary of what is possible in this field.

In selecting the Award winners, the Jury will consider both significant contributions to the theory of CSC, and notable achievements in applied communication practice. The theoretical and practical work of Award nominees should reflect and/or be directly relevant to key CSC themes. The CSC Jury will also consider the pioneering contributions made by theorists and practitioners, as well as the long-term sustainable development impact of their work, communities impacted, commitment made, applicability, and timeliness.
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Deadline Date
Deadline Date: 
January 18, 2013
Application Info: 

The award nomination process is open to men and women, from any political background, religion, nationality, and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups, and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.

Click here to download nomination, reference forms, and the CV template in PDF format.

Previous Winners: 

Click here to download a booklet profiling 2011 winners.


University of Queensland website on December 9 2012.