The Gabo Award is convened in order to promote better journalism, the search for excellence, innovation, rigor in dealing with facts and ethical coherence by journalists who work and publish regularly in the languages Spanish and Portuguese for the public of America, Spain and Portugal.
As in its previous editions, the Gabo 2020 Prize will recognize works presented in all journalistic genres and publication media. Text, video, photography, documentary, radio, podcast, graphic works or animations presented by a person or a team may be nominated.
This Award is backed by an alliance committed to freedom of expression and good journalism, the Gabo Foundation with the Mayor’s Office of Medellín and the Bancolombia and SURA groups with their subsidiaries in Latin America.
Works published for the first time between April 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020 in the following categories may apply for the Gabo 2020 Award:
- Text: for the author or authors of the best written journalism work.
- Image: for the author or authors of the best work of visual journalism: photography, video, animation, data visualization and other formats.
- Coverage: for the author or authors of the best set of works on current affairs in any medium.
- Innovation: for the journalist or team that has made the best contribution to the development of new types of media, content, languages and forms of relationship with the audience.
What do the winners get?
The authors of the winning works in each of the four contest categories will receive:
- 35 million Colombian pesos.
- A copy of the sculpture ‘Gabriel’, by the Colombian artist Antonio Caro.
- The two finalists in each contest category will receive 8 million Colombian pesos.
In its seven editions, the Gabo Prize has received 10,727 works, among which 41 winners from 15 countries have been selected in the competition and excellence categories, which are a benchmark for journalism in the region.
How are the winners chosen?
- All works that are submitted and comply with the rules of the contest will be subjected to a judging process and will be evaluated by a jury made up of more than 50 journalists of recognized prestige. After three rounds of evaluation, the jury chooses 10 nominees per category, and from there a group of three finalists, among them, the winners of each category.
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