BRUSSELS, February 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Energy of Words, an annual international media award established in 2004 by the Global Energy non-profit partnership, calls for submissions of the best examples of energy print journalism for consideration in this year's award.
Each year, Energy of Words recognizes a journalist who through his/her work has made a significant contribution to raising reader awareness and understanding of global energy issues, trends and solutions.
Journalists and editors are welcomed to send a single submission that they believe represented the best work in energy writing. The submission should have been published between 1 March 2012 and 28 February 2013.
The submissions can be based on general news coverage, opinion pieces or interviews published in journals, magazines and newspapers, including online outlets, and published in any language. The deadline to submit an application is 1 March 2013.
"It pleases us to know that The Energy of Words award is the first of its kind. Each year we collate and assess the most exciting energy publications from around the globe. Last year alone, we received articles from journalists spread across 39 countries and written in more than 20 languages, including rare Asian and African dialects. As you can imagine, it was some feat for the team to translate everything! The types of articles that grabbed our attention were the ones that were not only interesting but had a stirring or contentious story to tell also. For instance, last year's winner, Martin Fackler of the New York Times, was awarded the prize for his outstanding coverage of the Fukushima accident. What we liked most about Martin's work was that it not only provided unique insight into one of the most discussed industrial disasters of recent memory, but that his account was all the more gripping thanks to his exposure of the Japanese government, which concealed vital information regarding the accident. We advise this year's entrants to keep this in mind when making their submissions," said Igor Lobovsky, the President of the Global Energy Non-Profit Partnership.
The winner will receive a week long, all-expenses paid trip to St. Petersburg, Russia, and will participate as a special guest in the international Global Energy Prize Laureate's Week in June 2013. The winner will also have the opportunity to discuss energy issues with the 2013 Global Energy Prize Laureate.
To apply, please click here: http://www.globalenergyprize.org/en/request/pen/new