Media Competition and Award on COVID-19 and Occupational Safety and Health

The competition intends to encourage the production of high quality and resourceful media content on OSH and COVID-19-related issues in the context of Indonesia

The COVID-19 pandemic has been leaving a significant impact on the Indonesian labour market. According to the Statistic Bureau of Indonesia (BPS), the COVID-19 pandemic has affected over 29 million workers in Indonesia as of August 2020, adding to the existing pool of about seven million jobseekers that face significant difficulties in finding a job. While the development of vaccination gives hope, a labour market recovery tends to lag behind an economic recovery. Thus, the number of workers and their families who are affected by the pandemic is likely to stay at a high level throughout 2021 and during the first half of 2022. It is therefore urgent to save and create jobs. Business continuity and safety at workplaces are vital to this goal.

Media competition criteria

The media competition and award intend to encourage the production of high quality and resourceful media content on OSH and COVID-19-related issues in the context of Indonesia and contribute to ongoing efforts to enhance and sustain longer-term partnerships with the journalists in promoting the OSH principles and practices.

Eligible media content for the journalist competition should cover one of the following topics:

  • Occupational safety and health and COVID-19
  • Occupational safety and health dimension of industry 4.0
  • Occupational safety and health and gender
  • Occupational safety and health and youth
  • Occupational safety and health in small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs)
  • Investment in occupational safety and health for sustainable development
  • Shaping the future of occupational safety and health

Duration of media competition

The competition is scheduled from 14 December 2021 until 31 January 2022. The winners will be announced on a virtual event in the second week of February 2022.

Judging process and selection of winners

The judge panel consist of four professional journalists and photojournalists from leading media organizations. Names of judges will be discussed and decided in consultation with the ILO and the ILO’s COVID-19 Project team.

Together with the ILO and the implementing partner of AJI Indonesia, the judges will select, review and reward the winning articles and photos covering the OSH and COVID-19-related issues.

The competition will be open for all professional and freelance Indonesian national journalists. Prior to submission, participants have to publish their journalistic works in print or online media.

Prizes will be awarded to two article winners and two photojournalistic winners. The winning journalists will receive award and a plaque of recognition. Winning journalists will be invited to a virtual award ceremony that will be broadcast on ILO’s social media platforms and the winning articles as well as photos will be published.