On October 1, 2019, The 13th edition of the Press Institute of India (PII)- International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) annual awards 2019 for best article and best photograph on a humanitarian subject were declared. The award ceremony was jointly organized by the PII and ICRC New Delhi Regional Delegation in New Delhi.
i. The awards were given under the theme “Impact of Climate Change on Humanitarian Issues”.
ii. Prior to the award ceremony, a discussion on the ‘Impact of climate change on humanitarian issues’ was held.
List of winners:
|Best Article category|
|First place||Urvashi Sarkar||‘Our houses are vanishing. Nobody cares’
Appeared on the PARI (People’s Archive of Rural India) website
|Second place||Disha Shetty||‘Bengali-speaking students in Kannada-medium Bengaluru school reveal journey of climate change refugees from disappearing islands’.
Appeared on IndiaSpend
|Third place||Anup Sharma||‘Living like Nomads’
Appeared in The Pioneer
|Best Photograph category|
|First place||G. Sivaprasad (The Mathrubhumi) & Rijo Joseph (Malayala Manorama)||‘Close to the heart’
‘Running for life’
|Second place||Rinku Raj (Malayala Manorama)||‘Rough sea, tough life’|
|Third place||Bibin Xavier (Deepika Daily)||‘It was life’|
|Jency Samuel from Chennai||Best Article category||‘Unpredictable seas push fishers away from home’|
|Nikhil Ghanekar from Delhi||Best Article category||‘When the hills go thristy’|
|Prashant K from Lokmat, Pune||Best Photograph category||‘Mining the aquifer’|
About the award:
They are designed to promote and recognise the outstanding work of journalists in the field of humanitarian reporting.
♦ The first, second and third place winners received Rs 100,000, Rs 70,000 and Rs 40,000, respectively.
♦ Special awardees received Rs 20,000 each.