Now into their 10th edition, the Annual Awards for Best Article and Photograph on a Humanitarian Subject have been a source of encouragement for journalists in India who choose to highlight under-reported stories at the centre of which is the human being.

The power of the media today is phenomenal, to say the least. These awards – organised by the ICRC and the Press Institute of India (PII) – recognise not only the humanitarian reporting that goes into hard-earned bylines, but also the extraordinary resilience shown by people who are central to these stories.

Winners raise the bar every year as they continue to throw light on untold stories of human suffering in remote areas of the country. We honour the winners of the PII-ICRC Annual Awards as much as we remember those — men, women, children, the elderly and other marginalised and vulnerable communities — who are caught up in the throes of conflict, violence or natural disasters, and who struggle to survive in the face of great adversity.

This year, the theme for the awards is ‘Reporting on the Fate of Victims of Natural/Man-Made Disasters’.

If you have written an article or clicked a photograph in keeping with this theme and if it has been published in an Indian national or regional newspaper or magazine between April 2015 and March 2016, send us your entry by 15 September 2016.

To participate in this year’s Annual Awards, see:

Call for Participation — PII-ICRC Annual Awards on Humanitarian Reporting