» Call for nominations for Global MIL Awards 2016
06.09.2016 - Communication & Information Sector

Call for nominations for Global MIL Awards 2016

To recognize significant work and contributions in the field of Media and Information Literacy (MIL), the Global MIL Awards 2016 will, for the second time, honour individuals or organizations who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in integrating MIL into their activities and practice on a local or global level. Work in any area or sector can be recognized, as long as the activities reflect integration of MIL concepts, including intercultural dialogue, in education, research, policy, activism and the communication and information industries (including cultural industries).

Deadline for submissions: 19 September 2016

The call for nominations of this year’s Global MIL Awards is open for individuals and organizations. The deadline for submissions is 19 September 2016. More information about the Awards and the nomination form is available here.

Excellence and leadership in five different sectors

While last year the award was open for educators integrating MIL in classrooms and curricula, this year’s Global MIL Awards are intended to acknowledge individuals or organizations in five main sectors: Education, Research, Media and Communication/ Information Industries, Activism and Policy.  

The Awards will identify information/library, media and technology specialists, educators, artists, activists, researchers, policy makers, NGOs, associations and other groups integrating MIL into their work through both formal and non-formal approaches. It will recognize researchers, youth, teachers and organizations who have paved the way for MIL regionally, nationally and globally.

Award winners in 2015

The Global MIL Awards were established and awarded for the first time in 2015 during the fourth annual global celebration of the MIL Week held in Philadelphia, USA. Last year, the Award honored the Media Digital Literacy Academy of the American University of Beirut (Lebanon) for the extensive regional network of media educators that the Academy has created in the MENA region. The Academy’s Chairperson, Jad Melki, accepted the award. The award also honored the Center for Media Literacy (USA) for their outstanding and long career of work in the field of media literacy education, and the center’s President, Tessa Jolls, received this award.

Awards ceremony during the Global MIL Week 2016

The Global MIL Awards are led by the UNESCO-initiated Global Alliance for Partnership on MIL (GAPMIL) and MIL and Intercultrual Dialogue (MILID) Network, with the support of UNESCO, UNAOC, the School of Communication and Arts at the University of São Paulo, and the Youth Portal at the São Paulo Prefecture's Secretary of Human Rights and Citizenship. The award ceremony will take place at Global MIL Week feature event, which is led by UNESCO in cooperation with GAPMIL, UNAOC and MILID University Network.  Global MIL Week will be celebrated from 31 October to 5 November 2016. The feature event will be held in São Paulo, Brazil, from 2 to 5 November 2016 – the Sixth Global MILID Conference and the first GAPMIL General Assembly. The Award winners will be invited to the feature event hosted by the University of São Paulo, Brazil, or connected to the event via remote online, live participation.

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