Applications have been sought for the Bangladesh Press Council (BPC) Award 2019 in different categories. The application must be submitted by January 5 in 2019, says a press release.
The Press Council will confer the award in seven categories marking its founding anniversary on February 14 in 2019. The categories include institutional award, regional institutional award, life time achievement award, rural journalism, development journalism, women journalists and photo journalism.
The first three categories of the awards —institutional award, regional institutional award and life time achievement award — will be nominated directly by the jury board while applications for the remaining four categories were sought in this regard.
Candidates having experience of working with newspaper or electronic media as reporter or photographer, can apply for the award in designated application form with hard copy of their reports or features published within January 1 in 2018 to December 31 in 2018.
None would be allowed to attach more than one report or feature with the application.
Detailed information regarding the award, including application form, is available on the council website – www.presscouncil.gov.bd, the release said.
The applications should be sent directly or by post office to Secretary (Joint Secretary), Bangladesh Press Council, 40, Topkhana Road of Segunbagicha in Dhaka by January 5 in 2019.
The BPC launched the award in 2017 for the first time aimed at making its mission and vision more visible and improving the quality of the country’s media and journalism sector.