The Energy of Words Prize is an annual international media award established by the Global Energy non-profit partnership in 2004. Each year it recognizes journalists from around the world who through their work have made a significant contribution to the awareness and understanding of global energy issues, trends and solutions.
Nominations are accepted on the basis of the submission of a single piece of work from the journalist concerned. Articles, opinion pieces and interviews published in journals, magazines and newspapers, including those published online, are accepted for consideration; submissions should include a maximum 400 word abstract of the article submitted (in English).
The submitted article must have been published between 1 July 2013 and 30 June 2014. Articles are accepted in any language provided that an abstract of the article is submitted in English.
All entries for the Energy of Word Prize must be received by 1 September 2014. Any entries submitted after this date will not be considered for the award.
Nomination for the award can be made by:
The winner will receive an all-expenses paid trip to one of The GEP events in Russia or in any other country of the world.
Winners of the Energy of Words Prize include:
• Mr. Terry Macalister, Energy Editor of The Guardian, for coverage of the exploration and production of oil in the Article circle.
• Mr. Martin Fackler, the Tokyo bureau chief of The New York Times, for his exceptional contributions to the coverage of international energy issues with his series of articles on Fukushima.
• Ms. Natasha Loder, Correspondent of The Economist, for coverage of the new technologies in manufacturing of the lithium-ion batteries
A full list of previous winners can be found here
Submissions are judged on the basis of the following criteria:
• Subject – All submissions must be related to a contemporary energy issue.
• Insight – Submissions must provide innovative views and/or research into the subject.
• Objectivity – Features must provide unbiased analysis of the subject.
• Quality of research – Submissions are expected to uphold a rigorous level of research.
• Quality of writing – Submissions are expected to have a high standard of writing.
Submissions are judged by the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee. The Committee chooses up to two winners each year. The decision of the panel is final.