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Winners of the 13th edition of PII-ICRC Awards for 2019 declared

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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.13th edition of PII-ICRC Awards

Key Points:
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 
Award Name Article
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
Award Name Picture
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’
Special awards
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.

Prize money:
♦ 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.