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Submissions now being accepted for the DOT-Journalism 2020 contest

Entries are now being accepted for the 8th annual DOT-Journalism 2020 contest for internet journalists, from April 16, 2020.

Organizers: The Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ and the Russian Association for Electronic Communications (RAEC). Official registrar: REG.RU.

The contest will accept articles, reports, or analytical materials on domain events and related subjects. Submissions must be written and published from January 1 to November 1, 2020.

Prizes will be awarded in 6 professional categories:

  • Best article on domains (series of publications by one author)
  • Domain analytics (best analytical material)
  • Domain events (reports on domain events)
  • Domains on TV (best television report)
  • Regions are everything (best journalistic article from the regional press)
  • Beyond .RU» (best journalistic article published abroad by the media in Russian)

Requirements in the professional categories

The contest is also offering a special category for young internet journalists under 18, “Young Correspondents.” It is designed for school and college students and prospective university students. Students can submit infographics, essays, articles or reports on the internet or on digital technology.

Requirements for the special category “Young Correspondents”

Several special prizes will also be awarded. One winner will be chosen by REG.RU.

Applicants must fill out the form on the website дот-журналистика.рф before November 1.

The jury will include managers from press services of organizations linked with the domain industry and representatives from ICANN and RIPE NCC international branch offices. They will also have the right to nominate for an award any journalistic article on a related subject, which was not submitted to the contest.

The results of the contest will be announced during Russian Internet Week 2020 (RIW 2020) in December. The winners will receive certificates and valuable prizes.

Contact the organizers with any questions: dotjourn@cctld.ru.

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The goal of the contest is to encourage journalists to write articles, analytical materials and reports on the domain industry and key events related to the use of DNS and other internet address systems.

The contest also aims to promote domain subject matter among internet users, to explain the advantages of having a domain name, and to enhance the professional level of articles on internet address systems and new technology.

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