Purpose

The Silk Road Global News Awards, designed to become a professional, authoritative, and globally influential news showcase, encourage media outlets in countries along the Belt and Road to learn from each other and pool strength together. By recognizing best news items, the awards highlight the stories of the Belt and Road and amplify voice of countries and peoples along Belt and Road, so as to promote high-quality joint construction of the Belt and Road.

Category

Each award has one winner and four finalists (Special Contribution Award only has one winner). Each winner will receive 150,000 RMB, and each finalist 50,000 RMB. Subsequent adjustments can be made according to actual conditions.

In-depth Reporting Award
for a distinguished example of coverage, presented as a single article or series that perform in an in-depth and detailed manner through analytical reporting, explanatory reporting, investigative reporting, features, round-ups and other methods.
Commentary Award
for a distinguished commentary that adopts clear, logical and convincing views to elaborate on news stories, hot topics and social phenomena.
Press Photo Award
for a distinguished example of press photography that capture the spot with strong expressiveness, accurately titled and concisely captioned.
Press Video Award
for a distinguished example of press video that document actual events with good storytelling techniques and appealing presentation.
Special Contribution Award
for a single person, a team or a unit for the outstanding contribution to promoting high-quality co-construction of the Belt and Road through news reporting.
Special Award for the 2020 contest: Short Video Award on the Fight against COVID-19
for a distinguished example of short videos (each piece less than 5 minutes in length) that document the global fight against COVID-19 with good storytelling techniques and appealing presentation.