The Journalist Award for Commitment to Children's Rights

Giving children a voice

Once a year, the Ulrich Wickert Foundation's Journalism Prize is awarded to the best reports and reports on the subject of children's rights. To the
A special prize for girls and boys in developing countries, who are campaigning for their rights in Plan International media projects, also belongs to this category.
since 2015, the Ulrich Wickert Foundation has also awarded the Peter Scholl-Latour Prize.

Since 2015, the Ulrich Wickert Foundation has also been awarding the Peter Scholl-Latour Prize for reporting on the suffering of people in crisis and crisis situations.
conflict areas.

Divisions of Ulrich Wickert Prize for Children's Rights

The Ulrich Wickert Prize for Children's Rights is awarded in four categories:

1. International

This prize is awarded to a journalist from one of the 52 Plan programme countries for their reporting on children's rights.

2. Germany/Austria

This prize is awarded to a journalist for a contribution to the rights of girls and boys in one of the 52 Plan Programme Countries.

3. Children/Youth

This prize is awarded to a group of children or adolescents who have participated in Plan International media projects in one of the 52 children's rights programme countries.
awarded.

4. Peter Scholl - Latour Prize

This prize is awarded to a journalist for courageous and independent reporting on the crises of the world and the suffering of people.
in crisis and conflict areas.

Jury of the Journalist Award

The finalists will be selected by a jury of journalists. The decisive factor for the awarding of the prize is the differentiated, balanced and comprehensible presentation of children's and girls' rights for readers. The contributions are intended to encourage readers to commit themselves to a sustainable improvement in the living conditions of girls and boys in developing countries.

Conditions of participation

The competition is open to editors from all departments and freelance journalists in Germany, Austria and the 52nd EU Member States.
Partner countries of Plan. Contributions can be submitted in English, French, Spanish and German from print or online media, radio, television, radio and television.
and television published between 1 January and 31 December 2017. The number of submissions will be limited to one submitted contribution per
Person limited.

Applications for the Ulrich Wickert Prize for Children's Rights 2019 are possible from October 2018.