Siemens honors best green technology journalists

7 country winners emerged in 2nd edition of the Siemens Green Technology Journalism Award. Winners recognized for exemplary reporting on environmental and sustainability issues.

 

Seven journalists from Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, have emerged as the country winners for the Siemens Green Technology Journalism Award 2013.

 

Chosen by a distinguished panel of judges who are industry, academic and media experts in the fields of environmentalism, sustainability and green technology, these winners are recognized for their exemplary media reports on issues relating to how the application of green technology is providing answers to the challenges of megatrends like climate change, demographic change, globalization and urbanization.

 

The winners are:

Country

Winner

Media

Australia & New Zealand

Rachel Sullivan

Discovery Channel Magazine

Indonesia

Aries Munandar

Media Indonesia

Malaysia

Meng Yew Choong

The Star

Philippines

Mach Alberto D. Fabe

Climate Change: A Reporting Lens from Asia

Singapore

Grace Chua

The Straits Times

Thailand

Itthi C Tan

The Nation

Vietnam

Nguyen Thanh Ha

Viet Nam News

 

 

The winner for Vietnam, Nguyen Thanh Ha from Việt Nam News, discussed the wind energy issues in her winning article: “Remote villages switch to wind power”. It received the highest score from the local jury for being able to demonstrate how the application of green technology has helped to improve people’s life and at the same time, to provide answers to the challenges of megatrends like climate change.

 

The jury board included two external judges, who are Mr. Ha Minh Hue, First Vice President of the Vietnam Journalists’ Association, and Dr. Nguyen Xuan Hoang Viet, Dean, School of Electrical Engineering, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, and two judges from Siemens Vietnam.

 

Ms. Ha wins for herself a cash prize and a trip to London for the award ceremony, where she will also participate in the C40 & Siemens City Climate Leadership Awards & Conference.

 

Together with the other six country winners, Ms. Ha’s work will be considered for Category B of the competition – Siemens ASEAN-Pacific Green Technology Journalism Award 2013. The winner of Category B will be announced at the award ceremony in London on 3 September.

 

The first Siemens Green Technology Journalism Award was held in 2010.

 

This year, Siemens received over 170 submissions from the region. They came from a wide spectrum of media outlets – from mainstream news dailies like The Jakarta Post (Indonesia), The Nation (Thailand) The Star (Malaysia), The Straits Times (Singapore), The People (Vietnam) and the Philippine Daily Inquirer (Philippines), to regional trade publications and online media such as ABC Environment Online, Control Engineering Asia, and VietnamPlus.

 

The award ceremony in London will be held at The Crystal, home to the world’s largest exhibition focused on urban sustainability. The ceremony will bring together winners from journalism competitions organized by Siemens in Africa, Egypt, and Latin America.

 

For more information on the results of the Siemens Green Technology Journalism Award 2013, please log on to www.siemens.asia/event/green-journalism.

 

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