International health reporting competition seeks entries [BRIC]

Journalists employed by print, broadcast or online media in Brazil, Russia, India and China are eligible.

Johnson & Johnson and the International Center for Journalists will recognize the best media coverage of maternal and child health from each country.

Possible topics of coverage include reducing maternal, infant and child mortality, reducing disease transmission from mother to child, prevention of malnutrition, improving delivery of care and infrastructure for maternal and child health or innovative approaches to delivery of vaccines.

One winner from each country will be selected. Each winner will receive a US$1,000 cash prize and an all-expenses-paid trip to the United States for meetings with international health experts in Washington, Atlanta and New York.

Entries must have been published or aired between Dec. 1, 2013, and May 19, 2014, and may include feature articles; in-depth, investigative or explanatory stories; multimedia reports; documentaries or discussion programs. Stories that use data, mapping and other innovative tools and techniques to engage or reach the public are preferred.

The contest is also open to affiliated freelance journalists. Submitted work must have appeared in a media outlet based in one of the four countries. Submissions may be made in EnglishPortugueseRussianChinese orHindi. Submissions in any other languages must include an English translation.

Apply by May 19.

For more information, click here.

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