International Citizen Media Award 2017 for Journalists Worldwide.

Application Deadline: 28th February 2017

The International Citizen Media Award 2017 intends to honor tremendous international work in the field of citizen media and its products in the categories Video and Audio which have been created by private, non-commercial producers.

The award distinguishes the dedication of citizens of all countries, their audiovisual products and their reporting concerning locally, regionally, globally and socially relevant topics.

Topic: Cultural Heritage The memory of our past, the key to our future.


  • Producers: single participants, groups, associations, civil initiatives, school classes and especially producers, actors and editorial teams in the field of citizen media work, resident in any location outside of Germany
  • Only one product per producer
  • Production period: between the 1st January 2016 and the 28th February 2017
  • Duration: No product should be longer than 20 minutes
  • Language: English
    Non-English Products in both the video and audio category must include an English transcript or, in case of a video product, English subtitles.
  • Deadline: 28th February 2017
    Date stamp applies. Letters, e-Mails or uploads sent after this date won’t be considered
  • At least PAL with 720 x 576 pixels (4:3/16:9 allowed)
  • Recommended file container: .mp4 or .mov
  • Recommended codec: .h264
  • Recommendations for subtitles: Arial (font), white with black margin, size 16, maximum of 2 lines per subtitle (page), centered
  • File container: .wav, .mp3 or .ogg
  • Data Rate: at least 192 kbps
  • Sample Rate: at least 44100 Hz

The winners of the International Citizen Media Award will be awarded on Saturday the 6th May 2017 in the Citizen Media Centre Bennohaus. The award show will take place in the scope of this event.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the International Citizen Media Award 2017 


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