The Heschel Center for Environmental Learning and Leadership and the Pratt Foundation are proud to announce the Pratt Award for Environmental Journalism. Recognizing the role of the mass media in promoting public debate about the future of Israel’s environment, the Pratt Foundation of Melbourne, Australia has established the Pratt Award for Environmental Journalism to encourage excellence in reporting about the environment. The Award is designed to raise awareness among the Israeli public and the media community about the social, economic, cultural and ethical aspects of the environmental crisis in Israel. For 2010 the Award Committee will receive submissions of articles, reports, programs or films that were first published or broadcast in the Israeli media between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2010. Submissions will be received for excellence in environmental journalism for the four following categories:

  • The print media (including on-line journals)
  • The electronic media (Television and Radio)
  • The local print and electronic media
  • The independent media or community TV (print or electronic media, including the internet)

The Award Committee invites journalists to submit articles, reports and programs relating to the following issues: Public Health and the Environment, the Environmental Crisis, Globalization and the Environment, Consumer Society and the Environment, Sustainable Development, Place and Community, Environmental Justice, Intergenerational Justice, and Human Rights and the Environment.

The deadline for submissions is February 17, 2011.

For further inquiries contact Michal Avni, 050-7541524, or by email: