Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Korea

EU Climate Change Journalist Award

Seoul, 24/04/2017 - 11:01, UNIQUE ID: 170424_7
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EU Climate Change Outreach Project in the Republic of Korea

A project funded by the European Union 2016-2017








The Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Korea is launching The EU Climate Change Journalist Award to recognise excellence in reporting climate change and environmental issues in the Republic of Korea. The award is part of the “EU Climate Change Outreach Project in Korea”– an EU initiative designed to help raise public awareness in the Republic of Korea about the dire impact of climate change, industrialisation and globalisation on our daily lives.


The media play an important role in highlighting the environmental challenges that we are facing. We need to reach out to citizens and governments for meaningful action to fight climate change and mitigate the deterioration of our environment. Journalists can stimulate dialogue and action across borders by sharing information.


In this regard, the EU Climate Change Journalist Award aims to support Korean journalists who are raising awareness about climate change and enhancing the understanding of the EU’s effort for climate action.


The EU Delegation hopes that the Award will attract significant media interest in climate change and encourage high-quality environmental journalism in the Republic of Korea.


The Climate Change Centre in Seoul supports the EU Climate Change Journalist Award.



The Award is open to print and online professional journalists who are citizens or permanent residents (F-5 visa holders) of the Republic of Korea. For the purpose of the Award, professional journalists are deemed to be journalists working for officially recognised news agencies registered in the Republic of Korea. 


How to Apply     

Applicants should submit the following documents via email to


  1. Application form (attached)
  2. A copy of the applicant’s published article (in MS-Word or PDF format).

The submitted article must be the applicant’s original work and cover “climate change related issues” in the Republic of Korea.


The deadline for submission is Thursday, 15 June 2017, 6 pm. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.



Entry Details


  1. Thematic scope

“Climate change related issues” include, but are not limited to: air quality, bio-diversity, climate action – domestic and global, climate and environmental policy, climate financing, corporate environmental responsibility, eco-consumerism, endangered species, energy, environmental design, green growth, green jobs, green/low- carbon technology, and renewable energy.


  1. Period of Assessment

Articles submitted should have been published from 1 January 2017 – 15 June 2017.


  1. Language

All submitted articles (one article per one journalist) should be written either in Korean or in English.


  1. Length

Each entry should be maximum five (5) pages in Korean (font: 10pt., line spacing: 1.0, standard margin in MS-Word) or 2,000 words in English.


  1. Dates
  • 24 April 2017: Launch of The EU Climate Change Journalist Award in Korea
  • 15 June 2017: Closing date of applications
  • 14 July 2017: Announcement of the top 3 Awardees  
  • October 2017: a one-week study visit to Europe



Judging Criteria


  1. The judging panel will consist of the EU Delegation to the Republic of Korea and independent media/environment experts.  


  1. Entries will be evaluated on the basis of their relevance for the thematic scope of the award and for current affairs, for their clear messaging, analytical element and originality. 


Reward & Conditions 


  1. The three (3) final winners will be contacted individually and the announcement will be placed on the EU Delegation’s website ( by 14 July 2017.  


  1. The winning journalists will participate in a one-week study visit to Europe in October 2017.


  1. During the study visit, the three winners will meet the key EU experts and institutions in the climate change field, and have a chance to visit specific projects. Following the EU visit, each journalist will publish at least one (1) climate-change related article with reference to the EU within four (4) weeks upon their return to the Republic of Korea.


  1. Copyright

The applicant/author grants to the European Union a non-commercial and royalty-free right to use – reprint full or in part; and distribute – the articles submitted as entries and those published as a result of the study visit. The author will be appropriately acknowledged when his/her article(s) is/are used.



For more information, please contact:


Jungyoon Kim


Press Officer, EU Delegation to the Republic of Korea


Phone: (02) 3704-1716



Enclosed: Application Form




Application Form


Applicant’s Information





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기타사항 (선택)

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Article Information (Write the title in the original publication only. No translation needed)

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Title of article

매체 이름

Name of media


게재 일자

Publication date


웹 주소 (URL)

if applicable




Please fill out the form and send it via email to with the text of your article by 15 June 2017.




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