Application Deadline: 15 June 2018, at 11:59 PM (CET).
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is soliciting ideas from students and early career professionals on how to communicate on nuclear and radiological emergencies.
Producing the right message and sharing it with the public using the relevant channels is among the most important challenges for the management of nuclear and radiological emergencies. For the International Symposium on Communicating Nuclear and Radiological Emergencies to the Public (CNREP) taking place this year, the IAEA is looking to encourage the inclusion of youth into the global discussion on public communication when such emergencies occur.
Students and early career professionals between the ages of 18 and 25 are invited to submit an innovative concept for a ‘communicators competition’ on how to communicate nuclear or radiological emergencies to the public.
Public communication requires innovative tools and techniques to remain effective. By informing the public about hazards and protective actions and by building and maintaining public trust, public communicators can prevent panic, minimize rumours, and respond to misinformation during nuclear and radiological emergencies.
Do you have an innovative idea to effectively communicate nuclear and radiological emergencies to the public?
The following questions are at the core of the IAEA Young Innovative Communicators Competition:
- How can communication support nuclear or radiological emergency response in a way that is innovative and efficient?
- How should communication be shaped to prevent panic, minimize rumours, and maintain public trust?
- The IAEA will cover travel to the symposium in Vienna, Austria, and provide daily subsistence allowance of the five finalists.
- Each submission should include a description of the concept (maximum 1000 words) and information about the participant, provided as a PDF file. Official guidelines and submission forms are available here.
- The competition finale will be held during the 1-5 October 2018 IAEA International Symposium on Communicating Nuclear and Radiological Emergencies to the Public. The symposium will bring together nuclear emergency communication experts, government public officials and media professionals for discussions on how to improve communication during a nuclear and radiological emergency
- . Competition finalists will present their ideas during a symposium session dedicated to youth, and a panel of experts will select a top winner.
- 15 June 2018: Submission deadline (EXTENDED).
- 29 June 2018: Top five winners will be chosen.
- 10 July 2018: Announcement of winners.
- 1-5 October 2018: Finalists will present their projects at the CNREP Symposium.
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