Global Voices in Spanish on jury for Bottup citizen journalism award

The Spanish citizen journalism site Bottup is accepting entries to the II Citizen Journalist Award until March 15. The winner will be named a “Special Correspondent” of Bottup and will be awarded free travel to any destination from where they would like to report (max 1,800 Euros).

Editor of Global Voices in Spanish, Juan Arellano from Peru, will be joining the jury that selects the winner.

Spanish-speakers from any country can participate. You simply have to register as a citizen journalist with Bottup and submit a news story in any format (text, video, images, etc).

The Bottup Newsroom will edit the story if necessary (“contrasting, verification, correction and widening”) and publish it. All news stories published on Bottup before March 15, 2010, will automatically be entered in the competition.

You can consult the complete documentation here (in Spanish).

Want to report a grave injustice? Or write a review of the last movie you saw? … The purpose of the Citizen Journalist Awards is to promote a new model of information-from the ground up, produced by citizens and worked on by professional journalists.

In the first edition [ES] of the Bottup citizen journalism award in 2008, there were three winners [ES] in different categories, selected from 214 participating news stories.

The winners were Ágata Mata Bermúdez from Málaga who won with the article La Iglesia: comunión y celíacos. Another winner, was the story Adoptar millones de sonrisas by Eduardo Marin Raboso. Finally, Olga Pardo Ayuso won for the story Alimentar a los coches o alimentar a las personas.

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