[ASC-list] Fwd: International Competition for Science Journalists

Kali Madden office at asc.asn.au
Mon Apr 14 06:44:40 UTC 2014


Dear Member Associations,

The World Federation of Science Journalist is administering an
International Competition for Science Journalists.

Please find more information bellow and in the attached file:

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Win the opportunity to attend and cover
EcoHealth 2014

*The 5th Biennial Conference of the International Association for Ecology
and HealthMontréal, Canada, 11 - 15 August 2014*

Be one of up to 8 journalists to win a scholarship and get the opportunity
to attend the 2014 *EcoHealth Conference.* Cover the panel sessions meet
and interview the researchers.

*EcoHealth C**onference* is a key forum for researchers, practitioners and
educators whose work spans the fields of ecology, human and veterinarian
medicine, planning, social sciences, international development and beyond.
The conference provides an opportunity to address issues ranging from
environmental impact on human and animal health and transmission of
infectious diseases, to conservation and ecosystem management, to rural and
urban development and planning. The conference is also an opportunity to
engage with and profile voices outside of academia and to explore new
collaborations with community groups, businesses, policy makers, the media
and others.

*Information on the Conference www.ecohealth2014.uqam.ca
<http://www.ecohealth2014.uqam.ca/>  *
*Application Deadline*
Tuesday 3rd of June 2014

*The scholarships*
In addition to free registration, the travel grants cover the costs of
transportation from your own country, travel visas and four nights of
accommodation in Montréal.

Journalists specialized in the coverage of health and the
environment,irrespective of their gender, age, nationality, place of
residence and media (print, radio, TV, web) are welcome to apply.
Journalists attending will be expected to publish articles and/or programme
content on the various issues addressed by the conference.

*Application procedure*
The jury will select eight professional, fulltime or freelance journalists,
specialized in the coverage of health and the environment, with
comprehensive experience in traditional and/or digital media. Candidates
are asked to send their CV, coordinates, identification pages of their
passport, three articles or video or audio productions on health and
environmental issues in the language of origin, and a one-page essay in
English describing why they should be selected and what they will do if
they win the competition.

*Selection committee and decision*
The World Federation of Science Journalists administers the competition and
is solely responsible for the selection of the winning journalists. The
jury, a sub-committee of the WFSJ Board, will select the eight journalists
on the basis of submitted work, on the applicant's CV and motivation

*To apply*
Applications - including the applicant's CV, coordinates, identification
pages of the passport - should be sent electronically to:
EcoHealth Prize Competition/ WFSJ (TITLE OF YOUR MESSAGE)
Email: info at wfsj.org <info at wfsj.org>

*Applications must be received no later than 3rd of June 2014*

For further information, visit WFSJ
or contact the WFSJ Office at info at wfsj.org
Tel.: +1 514 508-2777

*EcoHealth 2014* is the fifth international conference organized under the
auspices of the IAEH. Previous biennial conferences were held in Wisconsin
(2006), Mérida (2008), London (2010) and Kunming (2012).

The scholarships are funded by the International Development Research

Kindest regards,

Thanh Huong Bui,
Administrative Assistant


*World Federation of Science Journalists | WFSJ Office*

Email: info at wfsj.org

Website: www.wfsj.org
1124 Marie-Anne East Street, suite 12
Montréal QC H2J 2B7

Office. +1 514 508 2777
Fax. +1 514 508-3366


Kali Madden

Executive Officer, Australian Science Communicators

& ASC Conference Director 2010, 2012, 2014

office at asc.asn.au
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