Following from Mr. Sashi Nair,
The Press Institute of India (PII), Chennai, and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), New Delhi, are together organising a competition for the best three articles and the best three pictures on a humanitarian subject.
The article or photograph should have been published in an Indian national or regional newspaper or magazine between April 2016 and March 2017 and can be in English or in any Indian language. The participating candidate will have to produce proof of his or her article having been published.
The theme for this year is LIVING WITH DISABILITY – TRIUMPHS AND CHALLENGES. The top three prizes in each category are worth Rs 60000, Rs 40000 and Rs 25000, respectively.
Last year's (2016) prize winners for the Best Articles were Rubin Joseph and Santhosh John Thooval, Malayala Manorama; Priyanka Kakodkar,The Times of India; and Samrat Sinha, India Defence Review.
In the Best Photograph category, Murugaraj Lakshman, chief photographer, Dinamalar, and B. Muralikrishnan, chief news photographer, Mathrubhumi, bagged the top two awards. The third prize was not awarded.