Patrika group, one of the most prestigious media groups of the country has announced the second International KCK Award. The theme of KCK 2008 is ‘Terrorism and Society’. The Award is open for entries till 31 January 2009. This annual award, in the sanctified memory of Karpoor Chandra Kulish, is aimed at recognizing efforts of thought leaders in media, journalist’s outstanding contributions to upholding professional values as well as protecting and promoting ethics and morality, right and freedom of the people for better quality of life.
Winning team would be awarded US $ 11,000. One medal and certificate shall be given to each team member, the trophy and prize money shall be awarded to the institution or team leader (in case of independent team) on behalf of the team. The distribution of the prize money rests with the concerned institution or leader of the team in case of an independent team application. Apart from this, 10 entries shall also receive special mention and would be given certificate & medal.
The Second KCK Award for excellence in print journalism will be open to those who have authored and published the most compelling news-stories in media contributing to changing the lives and meeting the aspirations of people. The world media, in particular the print media, assumes a crucial role when it comes to handling the most critical situations. It assumes high level of responsibility when it comes to reporting events of sensitive significance. The central point of this award is that journalists accomplish their work through a narrative duality. During everyday news, journalists apply a professional narrative that represents a balance between their core journalistic values and the social pressures from their working world.
There is no entry fee for the award. Entries should be based on published news between 1st January 2008 to 31st December 2008.
The theme for the First International KCK Award for the year 2007 was “Human Development”. The jury received 187 entries from across the globe, 61 Indian newspapers pitched for 145 entries and 10 members of international media submitted 42 entries. ‘Dawn’ from Pakistan and ‘Hindustan Times’ were declared the joint winners. Former President of India Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam bestowed the prizes to the winners. The jury included editor-in-chief, Hindu Group, N.Ram, former IIM director Bakul Dholakia, Piyush Pandey, CEO of O&M, H.K. Dua, Editor-in-chief, The Tribune, Chandigarh and editor of the Rajasthan Patrika Gulab Kothari.