We invite proposals for WRI India’s first Story Challenge in line with the theme ‘Improving citywide inclusive and resilient access to WASH and healthy spaces in India’. Five shortlisted entries stand to win INR 3,50,000. All selected stories will be showcased on WRI India’s website and will be shared, by WRI India, with a larger audience.
Are you an India-based independent scholar/researcher or freelance writer/communicator based in India with a body of work on urbanization, sustainable development, climate change, water, human development, or similar issues? We want to hear from you!
The stories should be produced in English and can be co-published in local languages. We are interested in, and encourage, written stories as well as photoblogs and vlogs that touch upon any one or all of the below:
Please submit proposals only if you have a high degree of confidence that the project fieldwork can be completed without risking your safety and the safety of others.
WRI India reserves the right to edit, publish and broadcast the story/report. The copyright will remain with the author. The cohort of five will be required to attend an online workshop to gain a stronger understanding of the topic at hand. We will expect the final version of the story/report by February 2021 which could be in any of the following formats –
Please include the cost for translation in the Challenge Award, as appropriate. We will not consider budgets that include the procurement of new equipment.