Journalists Apply: IRU Media Award on the Future of Transport and Trade


IRU is launching its media award, recognizing the significant contributions of the media to the transport sector.

WHEN: November 6-8, 2018

WHERE: World Congress in Muscat, Oman

This year’s honour is around the theme of “the future of transport and trade.” Tying in with the World Congress focus on “innovation on the move,” the piece must offer valuable insights into the road transport industry’s future and ideally link this to the wider context of geopolitical developments, trade and technological innovation. It should appeal to a global audience.

The competition is open to all journalists across the globe from the international and regional media, who publish or broadcast original reports.

Articles or broadcasts are to be submitted in English or Arabic, with eligible works published between 19 June and 10 September 2018.

Stories are judged on content, writing, analysis, creativity, human interest and clear reporting. Written articles should be up to 1000 words and broadcasts between 1-7 minutes.


  • The winner will be offered free registration to the IRU World Congress in Muscat, Oman, with hotel and flights included.
  • The piece or broadcast will be promoted on the IRU website and dedicated World Congress website and the journalist will be invited to give a short presentation on reception of the award at the event.
  • The winner will also have access to significant global networking opportunities during the Congress.

All stories must be submitted in electronic format:

  • Print: upload the scan(s) of the published article.
  • Radio: upload the SoundCloud link (SoundCloud is an online audio distribution platform that enables its users to upload and share sounds they have created themselves –
  • Website: upload the URL.
  • TV: upload the YouTube link.
  • TV material must first be uploaded to YouTube ( and radio material to SoundCloud ( If you are not a member of these sites, you will need to sign up in order to upload the video or radio material. Once you have obtained the link, you must enter it in this online entry form when inputting your story details.

DEADLINE: September 10,  2018

Apply here: IRU Media Award 













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