31 October 2019 (23:59, Central European Time).





ILO launches Global Media Competition on Labour Migration

The competition aims to promote quality reporting on labour migration issues. Across the world, migrants face prejudice, intolerance and stigmatization in their workplaces and communities.The International Labour Organization (ILO) is launching its fifth annual Global Media Competition to recognize exemplary media coverage of labour migration. This year’s themes are ‘fair recruitment’ and ‘the future of labour migration’.

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The thematic categories are two:
1. Fair recruitment of migrant workers: Entries in this category should illustrate how international recruitment practices impact migrant workers’ lives, their chances of enjoying decent work, and their exposure to potential exploitation and abuse, gender-based violence, child and forced labour and trafficking in persons. Alternatively or additionally, it should show how properly regulated and governed labour recruitment across international borders can improve skills and job and the effective functioning of labour markets.
2.The future of labour migration: Entries in this category should present migrant workers’ challenges and opportunities to access decent work in the context of current and future trends shaping the world of work, including globalization, rising inequalities, demographic changes, technological advancement, non-standard forms of employment, large numbers of workers in the informal economy as well as the need for gender equality, life-long learning and the creation of productive jobs.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Written article.
  • Photo essay.
  • Multimedia.
  • Video.
  • Radio.

Required Languages

  Any language is welcome.

Eligible Countries


Program Period

According to the Competition’s timeline.

  • 18 December 2019 (International Migrants Day): Competition winners will be announced.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Entries should fall into one of the following two categories: i) Professional or ii) Student.
  • For the professional awards, this contest is open to media professionals and professional journalists who are 18 years of age and older.
  • For the student award, this contest is open to students from journalism schools/universities who are currently enrolled in a journalism school or university curricula.
  • Print and online submissions should not exceed 8,000 words, while radio and video submissions should not exceed 10 minutes.
  •  A maximum of two entries may be submitted by any one participant to any of the two categories.
  •  Entries must have been published between 1 November 2018 and 31 October 2019 to qualify.
  •  The translation must be faithful to the original. The English, French or Spanish version will be the one judged.
  • Participants are responsible for the quality and appearance of their submission. The judges will make their decisions based on how it appears on a computer screen. No responsibility can be taken by the organizers for entries that are incorrectly submitted.

Opportunity Cost


  • The competition will award four professional prizes:
    two in the category ‘fair recruitment of migrant workers’ and two for ‘the future of labour migration’ category and one student prize.
  • The winners will be able to choose between cash (US$1,000 in the professional category and US$300 for the student category) or a paid fellowship to participate in an ITC-Turin course on fair recruitment or labour migration topic in 2020.
  • The fellowship prize will include the course fees, travel costs (air travel by the most direct and economical route) and subsistence expenses for the duration of the course (UN DSA rate applicable for Turin for the date of the course).

How to Apply

First Step: Complete the Entry Form here.

Second Step: Submit your piece in the category of either ‘professional’ or ‘student’ category.


  • The author should indicate the type of file uploaded each time.
  • Each participant may upload a maximum of two files in either category.
  • To know more about the competition here.
  • No postal submissions or e-mail will be accepted, all participants must fill in the Online Entry Form.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Nedaa Megahed/ Egypt

Reviewed by”Eman Morsy\ Egypt
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MARJ3 Scholarships team