We're asking journalists and photographers to partner together and send us proposals for an original and engaging piece of journalism on an Afghanistan development theme. We're looking for stories that will depict the reality of Afghanistan - the bravery and determination of the Afghan people, the complexities of development in a conflict-affected, impoverished and mountainous country, the success stories and the challenges. It might focus on youth, on the unifying power of sports, on healthcare, women's rights programmes, theatre groups...
The best proposal, as judged by our panel of high-profile journalists and photographers, will be rewarded with an all-expenses paid trip to Afghanistan. The winning journalist and photographer will be supported by BAAG, and our wide-reaching network of international and Afghan NGOs, activists and in-country experts, to gather the materials required to realise their proposed story.
December 31st 2015 will mark one year since the withdrawal of international combat troops from Afghanistan. BAAG will publish and promote the winning article and photographs to mark this occasion, and to offer an alternative to the military and security narrative.
The competition is open to professional journalists and photographers resident in the UK or Europe. More information about the prize, how to submit a proposal and other important details can be found on our Competition webpage.
The deadline for entries is 27th September 2015. Any queries, please send them to Jenny.email@example.com
The competition announcement has been posted to ijnet.org (with 170,000 visitors per month) and to journalism.co.uk (200,000 visitors per month). BAAG have also requested an announcement be included in the newsletter of the NUJ - National Union of Journalists.