Bangalore, Dec 21 (UNI) Rajasthan Patrika, one of India's leading media houses, has invited entries for international award for Journalism instituted in honour of its Founder Late Karpur Chandra Kulish.
Karpur Chandra Kulish, started as a reporter and in his life time carved a special name for himself in the field of journalism and left behind as his footprint, the Rajasthan Patrika media group.
The KCK Award, launched by Patricia Sellers, Fortune editor-at-large, by releasing a poster is instituted to uphold and promote value-based journalism, in addition to honour and promote social values through the fourth pillar of democracy. This award is poised to inspire moral duties and sense of social responsibility amongst the people.
The Award carries US Dollar 11,000 and a trophy. The last date for accepting entries is January 31,2008.
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Rajasthan Patrika's Deputy Editor Bhuvanesh Jain said that the primary requirement of the entries is that they should have been published between January 1 and December 31, 2007.
'Human Development' has been identified as the theme for the inaugural year. As for the entries, due consideration will be given to the importance and relevance of the news, teamwork and efficiency vis a vis due credit to the journalist. Jain further added that apart from the principal award, consolation prizes in various streams of journalism will also be conferred.
Nominees for the awards will be selected and proposed by a panel of jury consisting intellectuals of eminence. The panel of jury consists of N Ram, Editor-in-chief of the reputed newspaper The Hindu, Piyush Pandey, Executive Chairman and National Creative Director for India&South Asia at Ogilvy&Mather (Piyush was also a member of the Clio Jury 2000 and Cannes Film Jury 2002 and President of the Jury for Outdoor&Press and Film at the Cannes International Advertising Festival, 2004), H K Dua, chief editor of 'The Tribune', Bakul H. Dholakia, former Director of Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and Gulab Kothari, Editor&Managing Director of Rajasthan Patrika group.
A decade ago, Rajasthan Patrika had instituted another award known as the Concerned Communicator Award, one of the most coveted and internationally recognized social advertising awards in advertsisng.
CCA too on similar lines will carries prize money of US $ 11000 and the award ceremony will take place in Mumbai early next month. This year CCA recived over 4,000 entries from 21 countries.