Rajasthan Patrika announces the Third KC Kulish International Award for Excellence in Print Journalism-2009. This annual award, intuited in 2007, in the sanctified memory of the founder of the newspaper group Karpoor Chandra Kulish, is aimed at recognizing efforts of the teams of journalists working in daily newspapers with a commitment to upholding professional values as well as protecting and promoting rights and freedom of the people for better quality of life.
The theme of this year award is ‘Inclusive Development’, seeking to honor journalists who have contributed most compelling stories in print impacting the lives and meeting the aspirations of marginalized groups of the community.
The award is open for entries till 15th February 2010. Winning team is awarded cash prize US $ 11,000 and a medal and certificate to each team members. The trophy and prize money is awarded to the institution or team leader (in case of independent team) on behalf of the team. Ten entries also receive special award of merit and given certificate & medal. There is no entry fee for the award. The entries should be based on published stories in daily newspaper between 1st January 2009 to 31st December 2009.
Former President of India APJ Abdul Kalam graced the first award ceremony in 2008 and Loksabha Speaker Meira Kumar bestowed the prizes to the winners of the second KC Kulish International award last year. Harinder Baweja and her team received the second KC Kulish award and Dawn and HT received joint award in 2007. The ceremony for the Third award will be held in the month of March this year. The application procedure and related details can be accessed on http://www.patrika.com/kckaward