News and events

One week to go: Monday's featured category - Best Article: News

This is the final week to nominate articles for the 2016 awards! Each day during‎ WritetoEndVAW‬ ‪#‎1Week2Go‬, we’ll be featuring a different award category.

The influence wielded by journalists to shape public opinion is of paramount importance in the case of violence against women. When reporting relies on gender stereotyping, victim-blaming, and shock value sensationalism, it perpetuates harmful social attitudes, hinders the prevention of violence, and leads to continued inequality. The category of Best Article: News celebrates journalism which instead reports the facts responsibly and sheds light on the reality of violence against women.

The terms and conditions for this category are:

  • Author must have received financial compensation for the piece.
  • Articles must be published, either in print or online, in a Scottish publication or primarily reaching a Scottish audience.
  • Article must be a “hard news” story, i.e. a piece of reporting intended to objectively communicate the facts of the story.
  • Work may be published in any local or national Scottish publication.

Deadline for Submissions: 30th September, 2016

You can nominate your own writing or someone else’s, and you can make as many nominations as you like!

For full details, please visit our How to Enter page.

To stay informed about the awards, like the Write to End VAW Awards Facebookpage and follow our Twitter feed. Follow the hashtag #WritetoEndVAW.

ZT logo