Certification & Awards


Peace Media Journalist and Writer Award

Peace Media, located in New Jersey, has established the "Peace Media Journalist and Writer Award" on the sponsorship of Kamala Sarup. The award will be given to a young journalist or a writer who has made outstanding contribution to media by publishing articles, reports, and interviews on peace, love, human rights and conflict resolution. The award consists of a $100.00 cash prize and a certificate of accomplishment. The award will be given every two years on
4 May.

To promulgate peace and reduce conflict, Peace Media has strong role to play. Peace Media believes journalism contributes to enhancing peace in the world. Establishing this award, Peace Media believes, will definitely contribute to bringing peace, justice, and freedom in this world.

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Courage in Journalism award and lifetime achievement award

The Courage in Journalism Awards honor women working in the news media who have demonstrated extraordinary strength of character in pursuing their profession under difficult or dangerous circumstances, such as government oppression, political pressure, physical danger or other intimidating obstacles. This prestigious award carries a cash prize of US$5,000 and a crystal sculpture which symbolizes freedom and courage.

The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes a woman journalist who has a pioneering spirit and whose determination has paved the way for future generations of women in the media. Recipients also demonstrate a strong commitment to freedom of the press and a solid record of accomplishments in journalism. A crystal sculpture is presented with this award.

The IWMF will present three women journalists with Courage in Journalism Awards and one woman journalist with the Lifetime Achievement Award at ceremonies in October 2005 in New York City and Los Angeles.

Founded in 1990, the IWMF is a non-profit, non-partisan organization whose mission is to strengthen the role of women in the news media worldwide and help protect freedom of the press.

Eligible candidates: For both awards, candidates can be full-time, part-time or freelance women journalists working in print, broadcast or online media from any country. Candidates for the Lifetime Achievement Award can be retired journalists.

Deadline: All nominations must be submitted between January 1, 2005 and March 15, 2005. Completed nominations, including all supporting documents, must be received by the IWMF no later than March 15, 2005. Nominations can be submitted by regular mail, courier service, fax or E-mail. Winners will be announced in May 2005.


Sanctuary - ABN AMRO Wildlife Awards

3rd Dec 2004, Mumbai

For the fifth year in succession, Sanctuary Magazine and ABN AMRO bring you The Sanctuary-ABN AMRO Wildlife Awards. We take this opportunity to honour eleven selected individuals from across the country, in recognition of their efforts to protect our natural heritage.

The awards ceremony will take place at the NCPA in Mumbai between 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. on Friday, December 3, 2004. Apart from meeting some of our most valuable Earth Heroes, the ceremony will also showcase the winning wildlife images entered for the Sanctuary-ABN AMRO Wildlife Photography Awards.

Assam's renowned Satriya Dancers will perform at the Awards, enchanting the audience with its vibrant mask-dance, ascribed to the Vaishnava movement in Assam during 15th to 17th century A.D.and accompanied by a bewitching orchestra.

As the number of seats is limited, if members of this list would like to attend the function, please send us an email with complete postal address and telephone number so that we may send you an invitation.

For more information contact :

Address : Sanctuary Asia, 602 Maker Chambers V, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400 021

Tel :    22-2830061 / 81

Fax :  22-2874380

Email :

Golden Peacock Awards

 Golden Peacock Awards are the holy grail of corporate excellence in quality, corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, innovation, training, environment management, ecological leadership and business leadership. They provide not only worldwide recognition and prestige but a competitive advantage in driving business in this tumultuous world. All institutions whether public, private, non-profit, government, business, manufacturing and service sector are eligible to apply. Leadership Awards are determined through nomination. provides a focal point for sponsors, organisers and entrants of environmental and sustainable development awards.


Organizing and Sponsoring Environmental and Sustainable Development Awards
This 20-page booklet is designed for companies and organisations involved in sponsoring or organising environmental awards. It aims to provide valuable information about what makes a successful awards scheme, how the calibre and quantity of entries can be maximised and the importance of accreditation...


The Reuters - IUCN  Media Awards

A worldwide contest in environmental journalism to recognise excellence in professional reporting on environmental and sustainable development issues; and foster a dialogue between journalists and experts to encourage informative reporting based on sound scientific data. The Awards are open to journalists in print and online news services throughout the world. Journalists are invited to submit entries related to environment and sustainable development. The global winner, selected from six regional winners, receives a cash prize of US$5,000. The six regional winners receive a trophy and a travel grant to attend the global awards ceremony to be held during the Third IUCN World Conservation Congress in Bangkok, Thailand, in November 2004. Last Date of submission is August 31, 2004.


BEAM - Bayer Environmental Award - Media

The Bayer Environmental Award - Media (BEAM) aims to recognize and reward young journalists in print media who have successfully highlighted sustainability issues within the Asia-Pacific region.


Entries to the Bayer Environmental Awards - Media (BEAM) will be judged in the first instance at a country-level by a panel of local industry experts in the environment, science, business and journalism fields. A maximum of two finalists from each country will be selected. New Zealand and Australian entries will be submitted to one judging panel in Australia. Finalists for each country will receive a travel grant to attend the inaugural BEAM ceremony in Sydney, Australia, on 16 July 2003, where the overall BEAM winner will be announced.

The overall BEAM winner will be selected by a master panel comprising judges from representing the Asia-Pacific region. The judging panel will also include representatives from UNEP and the Asia Media Information Centre.


The overall Asia Pacific winner will receive an all expenses trip to attend a Reuters journalism training workshop, specialising in writing environmental news. The five day workshop will be held in London, United Kingdom from October 13-17, 2003. The programme includes seminars, field trips and presentations from environmental experts designed to develop participants' awareness of environmental issues.


BEAM has been established as part of Eco-Innovate 03, a dynamic four-day program for young people to be held at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, from July 14-18, 2003. Eco-innovate 03 is unique opportunity for young people from across the Asia Pacific region to exchange ideas, and develop skills, which will assist them in shaping a sustainable future. Visits for more details.


Panda Awards
Deadline was April 30, 2004. Acknowledges exceptional wildlife filmmaking. The twenty Panda Awards covering subjects as diverse as Animal Behaviour, Campaigning and Earth Sciences and skills such as Cinematography, Editing, Sound and Script will be presented at a gala dinner during the 6-day Wildscreen Festival in October 2004. Some of the 20 award categories include the: 'Campaign Award', 'Children's Choice Award', 'Filmmakers For Conservation Award'...


2004 Batten Awards
J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism, a center of the University of Maryland Philip Merrill College of Journalism, invites entries for the Batten Awards for Innovations in Journalism. A $10,000 grand prize and up to $5,000 in Special Distinction Awards will reward journalism that uses new technologies in innovative ways to involve citizens very actively in public choices. Deadline:
June 10, 2004.


UNCA Awards
The UN Correspondents Association invites entries for the Ninth Annual UNCA Awards for best written and electronic media coverage of the United Nations, its agencies and field operations, and for the Fourth Annual UNCA/Ranan Lurie Award for Political Cartoons, reflecting the importance of human dignity, mutual respect and friendship between nations, as well as economic and environmental responsibilities towards each other. Open to all. Deadline:
July 31, 2004.
Full details here (search on "UNCA").


AAAS Reporting Award
Compete for the annual AAAS Science Journalism Awards for outstanding reporting in the sciences, mathematics and engineering. U.S. print, broadcast and online media journalists are eligible. Cash prizes. Must be postmarked by
August 1, 2004.


EMAs Environemnt Media Awards

Call For Entries 2004 Deadline is
July 23, 2004

The Fourteenth Annual Environmental Media Awards will be presented in the Fall of 2004, but our nominee entry outreach has already begun. First presented by the Environmental Media Association (EMA) in 1991, the Environmental Media Awards honor film and television productions that increase public awareness of environmental problems and inspire personal action on these problems. The Awards recognize writers, producers, directors, actors, and others in the entertainment industry who actively expressed their concern for the environment through their work. The Environmental Media Awards have also honored people in the entertainment industry who have gone above and beyond their peers in consistently including environmental practices, story lines and rolemodeling. Such honorees have included Keely and Pierce Brosnan, Jayni and Chevy Chase, Blythe Danner, Dave Matthews Band, Alanis Morissette, Edward Norton, Rob Reiner and John Travolta. If you know of a television show or film with an environmental message, you can nominate it by completing this ballot and either mailing or faxing to EMA. Or browse for more information


British Environemnt and Media Awards

Launched in 1989 by Media Natura, The British Environment and Media Awards (BEMAs) have become a hugely popular and important event to give recognition to the critical role that the media plays in communicating the importance of protecting the environment.

Created to promote excellence in environmental reporting among journalists and other professionals, including media executives and owners, the BEMAs were run for 10 years by Media Natura. WWF took over the running of this great popular event in 2001.