Visegrad Local Press Awards

  • Poland & Slovakia & Czech & HungaryCountry
  • International Visegrad FundDonor
  • ENGLanguage
  • freedom of speachcapacity buildingTopics

The Applicant/ Leader (in English)

Press Club Foundation

The Applicant/ Leader (in local language)

Fundacja Press Club

Applicant's email & phone

antoni.sobiecki@gmail.com 

Applicant's legal status & registration data

NGO

Applicant's website/s or facebook

http://www.localpressawards.eu/

Registration & postal address

Krakowskie Przedmies?cie 64, Warszawa, 00-322, PL

Contact Person for this Project

Wojciech Szpocin?ski

w.szpocinski@fpr.org.pl

+48 501 506 042 

Partners & co-applicants involved

Slovensky? Syndika?t Novina?rov (SSN)

Name of the organization in English: Slovak Syndicate of Journalists (SSN)

Address: Z?upne? na?mestie 7, Bratislava, 815 68, SK

SK

Statutory representative: Peter KUBI?NYI

BIN: BIN: VVS/1-2200/90-940, IC?O: 00178501, IC? DPH: SK2020795623

Registered VAT payer: Yes

VAT Compensation: No

Phone: +421 2 5443 2438

Fax:

E-mail: sekretariat@ssn.sk

Website: http://www.ssn.sk

Role of the partner: Joint project running. In particular: networking & PR for the activities, press conf., inciting quality local press materials, arrangements for the competition, verification & selection, follow - up.

Previous cooperation with project partner: Slovak Syndicate of Journalists is our peer organization and natural counterpart. Its scope & membership base enable to achieve project's results. We jointly implemented CB actions in ENPI/EP area.

Partner No. 2.

Name of the organization in its native language: Magyar U?jsa?gi?ro?k Orsza?gos Szo?vetse?ge?be (MU?OSZ)

Name of the organization in English: Association of Hungarian Journalists (MU?OSZ)

Address: Vo?ro?smarty u. 47/A, Budapest, 1064, HU

HU

Statutory representative: To?th Ka?roly

BIN: BIN: 19002471-2-42

Registered VAT payer: Yes

VAT Compensation: No

Phone: +361-478-9058

Fax: +361-322-1881

E-mail: recepcio@muosz.hu

Website: http://www.muosz.hu/

Role of the partner: Joint project running. In particular: networking & PR for the activities, inciting quality local press materials, arrangements for the competition, verification & selection, follow -up.

Previous cooperation with project partner: MUOSZ is our peer organization and natural counterpart for the action. Its scope & membership base enable to achieve project's results. We implemented joint CB & AR & PR actions in V4 and ENPI East.

Partner No. 3.

Name of the organization in its native language: Syndika?t novina?r?u? C?eske? republiky

Name of the organization in English: Syndicate of Czech Journalists

Address: Senova?z?ne? na?me?sti? 23, Praha, 110 00, CZ

CZ

Statutory representative: David C?erny?

BIN: VSP/1-217/90-R

Registered VAT payer: Yes

VAT Compensation: No

Phone: +420 224 142 456

Fax: +420 224 142 458

E-mail: kancelar@syndikat-novinaru.cz

Website: http://syndikat-novinaru.cz/

Role of the partner: Joint project running. In particular: networking & PR for the activities, inciting quality local press materials, arrangements for the competition, verification & selection, follow -up.

Previous cooperation with project partner: Syndicate of Czech Journalists is our peer organization and natural counterpart. We jointly organised PL-CZ Local Press Awards contest in 2011 granted by Polish MFA http://pressclub.home.pl/konkurs/

Project Summary

The objective of the project is to enhance mutual grasp & understanding of V4 regional & local past and present peculiarities via promotion and joint recognition of quality press reporting on local developments in V4 through launching Visegrad Local Press Awards. Open formula of the Awards combined with extended publicity & networking for thereof will attract best locally focused articles/photo from V4 in 7 categories to be selected, edited into book, further widely disseminated via events/media 

Description of the activities

Project activities:
I. Working out the frames: 4 languages: web-site, rules, e-based submission & assessment interface. Rules: single author, up to 7200 characters, published in 2010, 2011, 2012 in local press,

regional/local supplements or on-line open source e.g. blog. Materials submitted on-line by individuals, journalists & redactions. The materials falling into following categories: Local Public Policy & Institutions; Business & Local Economy; Social/Ethnic/Minority Reportage; Local Art, History, Culture, Heritage; Local EU Membership Impact; Visegrad Prize (pertain to V4 regional & local cooperation stories & challenges); Best Photo. The prizes awarded in above categories.

Selection formula: 1. national selection→nomination of 3 materials per category per each V4→translation into EN

2. joint V4 selection→awards→category prizewinners translated in all V4 languages. Selection by: 4 renowned journalists/experts per category from each V4, Visegrad Prize nominated by all, in 2nd stage bodies combine into V4 in each category, while similarly Visegrad Prize nominated by all. All conducted via e-assessment.

II. PR & Publicity for the competition - network & press conf. Targeting locally focused journalists, redactions & independent info-creators in V4

The objective of the project is to enhance mutual grasp & understanding of V4 regional & local past and present peculiarities via promotion and joint recognition of quality press reporting on local developments in V4 through launching Visegrad Local Press Awards. Open formula of the Awards combined with extended publicity & networking for thereof will attract best locally focused articles/photo from V4 in 7 categories to be selected, edited into book, further widely disseminated via events/media

III. Engagement of assessors
IV. 1st stage selection- national nominees: 21 x V4; in total 84
V. Translation into quality EN
VI. Joint V4 selection (2nd stage): prizewinners & laureates and translation into all V4 lang. VII. Book ed & print; Content: all 2nd stage/national nominees in EN, approx 250 pages VIII. PR & arrangements for Award Event
IX. Gala Award&Debate: Local Problems-Visegrad Solutions; Press Conference
X. Publication promotion, press conference, EU Parliament Brussels
XI. Dissemination & Promotion & Follow up 

Eve nt

City

Country

From

Until

Number of participants

Kick off Press Conference

Bratislava

SK

6/10/2012

6/10/2012

6/25

Gala Award & Prizewinners Debate: Local Problems - Visegrad Solutions; Press Conference

Warsaw

PL

8/6/2013

9/6/2013

12/100

Publication promotion, press conference

Brussels

BE

6/7/2013

6/7/2013

6/80

Target groups & final beneficiaries:

Target Groups:

V4 General Public via V4 High Circulation National Media

EU & Global Media accredited in V4: part in kick-off press conference, award event & debate;

Recipients of the book &press kits.

V4 accredited media in Brussels, about 40 MEP and heads of key Brussels NGOs during the final conference/publication promotion in EU Parliament

EU & Global Media via Applicant’s and Partners' network: International Association of Press Clubs, European Association of Journalists. Recipients of the e-version of the book & press kits. Direct beneficiaries:
V4 locally focused journalists & independent info- creators via part in the local tailored competition, promotion of nominees, laureates via events/debate & PR/book/press-kits 

Outputs or immediate project products or results:

4 languages & ENG web-site containing: rules, e-based submission & assessment interface, PR materials. To be up-dated adding all project's info & materials, including submitted/nominated/winning articles. Web-site ready to be used in next editions.

Kick off press conference in Bratislava
3 x 4 language & ENG press kits: kick off conference; after 1st stage, for award event, also distributed via mailing list
Book - content: all 2nd stage nominees in quality EN, approx 250 pages; 200 (printed&ebook) 4 booklets: prizewinners translated into each V4 Language; in total: 400 (printed&ebook)
1 Award ceremony & prizewinners debate & press conference in Warsaw
1 press conference, publication promotion in EU parliament, Brussels
2 PR campaign: kick -off & award ceremony 

PR & dissemination & visibility & branding

Kick-off press conference in Bratislava: Mid October 2012: V4 media & EU & Global Media 3 x 4 language & ENG press kits: kick-off conference; after 1st stage, for award event, also distributed via mailing list; V4 media & EU & Global Media
2 PR campaign: kick-off & award ceremony; V4 media & EU & Global Media

Final Award Press Conference, Warsaw; Mid June 2013; V4 media & EU & Global Media

Final press conference in Brussels (for accredited V4&EU media, invited 20 V4 & 20 other EU MEP, Local head NGOs) on local EU problems in 2014-2020 financial framework context;

Dissemination & promotion of project's materials/outputs/results during its implementation & beyond via web-tools : websites, social media; Applicant's and partners' networks; V4 media & EU & Global Media 

Background of the applicant

Applicant's experience: major Polish & foreign journalists association with extended member base, organizer of several journalist Competitions e.g. Dariusz Fikus Prize; Local Press Awards for Polish media abroad, CB/free press assistance projects in ENPI East, international network: IAPC, EAJ;

with CZ partner organisation of PL-CZ Local Press Awards 2011 co-financed by Polish MFA

SK Partner: major Slovak & foreign journalists association with extended member base, organizer of journalist competitions, including on local press; regional branches, CB/free press assistance projects in ENPI East, international network: EAJ;

HU Partner: major Hungarian association with extended member base, organizer of journalist competitions, local branches, CB assistance projects abroad, member of EAJ; 

Amount Requested, state the currency

29,695 euro 

In-kind contributions:

       
       

Your own financial contribution

1,950

 

1,950

Your own "in kind" contribution: own resources:
1. Bank costs
2. Assessors volountary work

3. Conference and award gala venue 4. office suplies
5. IT assistance
organizational costs:

1. Coordination

260 1,000 500 780 650

4,550

 

260 1,000 500 780 650

4,550

"In kind" contributions of other organizations: own resources:
1. SK partner, Conference hall
organizational costs:

1. SK partner, Assessors volountary work 2. HUN partner, Assessors volountary work 3. CZ partner, Assessors volountary work

500

1,000 1,000 1,000

 

500

1,000 1,000 1,000

       

Budget

Project Costs

Application (31210100-036399) - International Visegrad Fund

Items

Price of single item

Requested contribution

in EUR

in EUR

in %

1.

Printing and publishing costs, delivery

2,330.00

2,330.00

100.00

2.

Rent of premises and related technical services

1,000.00

0.00

0.00

3.

Fees for artists

0.00

0.00

0.00

4.

Fees for experts

1,250.00

1,250.00

100.00

5.

Accommodation and board

4,070.00

4,070.00

100.00

6.

Transportation costs

2,795.00

2,795.00

100.00

7.

Translation, interpreting costs

8,410.00

8,410.00

100.00

8.

Awards and prizes

2,600.00

2,600.00

100.00

9.

Office supplies and consumption material

780.00

0.00

0.00

10.

PR costs

4,900.00

4,900.00

100.00

11.

Website design and update

2,690.00

2,040.00

75.84

12.

Overhead

1,300.00

1,300.00

100.00

13.

Coordination

4,550.00

0

0,00

14.

Bank costs

260.00

0

0,00

15.

Office rent

1,950.00

0

0,00

16.

Assessors volontary work

4,000.00

0

0,00

Total

42,885.00

29,695.00

69.24

C. Budget breakdown

Type of cost item

Unit name

Unit
d e sc r i p t i o n

No. of units

Unit cost

Total

1.

Printing and publishing costs, delivery

Book edition

book

400.00

1.00

400.00

2.

Printing and publishing costs, delivery

Book printing

item

8.00

200.00

1,600.00

3.

Printing and publishing costs, delivery

Book delivery

action

150.00

1.00

150.00

4.

Printing and publishing costs, delivery

Press-kits edition / printing

package

60.00

3.00

180.00

5.

Rent of premises and related technical services

Conference hall - Bratislava

rent per day

500.00

1.00

500.00

6.

Rent of premises and related technical services

Gala award hall

rent per day

500.00

1.00

500.00

7.

Fees for experts

Debate moderation

action

1.00

250.00

250.00

8.

Fees for experts

Expert's book introductions to 5 contest categories

text

5.00

200.00

1,000.00

9.

Accommodation and board

Bratislava - accomodation

person/night

5.00

70.00

350.00

10.

Accommodation and board

Bratislava - board

person/day

10.00

60.00

600.00

11.

Accommodation and board

Warsaw - accomodation

person/night

10.00

70.00

700.00

12.

Accommodation and board

Warsaw - board

person/day

20.00

60.00

1,200.00

13.

Accommodation and board

Brussels - accomodation

person/night

6.00

70.00

420.00

14.

Accommodation and board

Brussels - board (conference catering)

person/day

80.00

10.00

800.00

 
 

Total42,885.00 

Risks & risk-mitigation measures

Establishment of Visegrad Local Press Awards: promoting Visegrad quality local reporting &

infrastructure for next editions; Raising of V4 general public mutual grasp & awareness on Visegrad local past and present: success, problems and solutions, Visegrad co-operation format, its potential & challenges; Promotion & Integration of V4 local focused information creators; Enhancement of visibility& awareness on Visegrad Group, its local past & present challenges amongst EU & global media & general public. Risks: low interests in competition (submission &quality), low interests of V4 and foreign media. Aversion tools: potential & member base & network of Applicant & Partners; Project deemed successful provided: at least 200 initial quality submissions from V4 (source web evaluation).