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The Understanding Unbelief Media Award

Guidance for applicants

Applications can come from anywhere in the world, but the report or broadcast must be in English

Submissions can be:

  • Film – broadcast on television or online platform. Entries must be a single episode no longer than one hour
  • Written – published in newspapers or online publications
  • Sound – broadcast on radio or online podcast. Entries must not exceed one hour

The report or broadcast must have been published between January 1st 2018 and September 30th 2019

The award will be given to someone who has

  • demonstrated insight into the phenomenon of unbelief, through original investigation
  • showed clear understanding of the nature of unbelief
  • explained the impact on the lives of those whose stories are told
  • used appropriate and insightful commentators to explain the phenomenon
  • showed imaginative approach to presenting these findings through print, online, film or audio, on one or multiple platforms

The closing date for entries is October 7th 2019

Entries will be shortlisted by a steering group of broadcasters, journalists and other media professionals, alongside members of the Understanding Unbelief Team

The prizes are: winner of 2k and runners up of £1k each.  In order to encourage media professionals at the start of their career, one of the £1,000 prizes will be awarded to someone aged 18 – 30

How to enter

Download the entry form here

Alternatively a full pdf application pack including the background and guidance information and the entry form is available here

Complete the form and return to info@understanding-unbelief.net.

If you are applying with a print or online media piece you can send a pdf of the article along with your application form. If you are applying with a sound or film broadcast please send the files by wetransfer to the same email address.

Alternatively you can post the application form and hardcopies or material on a USB stick to:

Claire Berlyn, Understanding Unbelief, School of European Cultures and Languages, Cornwallis North-West, University of Kent. Canterbury, Kent, England CT2 7NZ

All inquiries to  info@understanding-unbelief.net