Powering innovative reporting on

land and property inclusivity in India 

Print Category

20 entries receive reporting

allowance up to INR 10,000 /-

3 winners receive grants

worth INR 1,00,000/- each

Video Category

3 entries receive reporting

allowance up to INR 25,000 /-

1 winner receive grants

worth INR 3,00,000/- 

Round 1

Submit a 200-word

story abstract online

20 entries shortlisted for

reporting allowance

deadline: 

30th April

Print Category

Round 2

Submit a full story

(<1500 words)

3 winners chosen

by the jury

deadline: 

10th June

Grant

Winners receive grants

worth 1,00,000/- each

Grantees write

3-4 stories on 

land & property issues

faced by the poor

Round 1

Submit a 200-word

story abstract online

3 entries shortlisted for

reporting allowance

deadline: 

30th April

Video Category

Round 2

Submit a short video

(<15 mins)

1 winner chosen

by the jury

deadline: 

10th June

Grant

Winner receives grant

worth 3,00,000/-

Grant winner makes

documentary short on 

land & property issues

faced by the poor

Land titling & tenure 

security, evictions and displacement

Financial inclusion,

urban homelessness & affordable housing

Topics

Women, widows and

their inheritance &

property rights

Small, marginal and 

tenant farmers

Land conflict, disputes 

and judicial bottlenecks

Digitization, open data, 

mapping, addressing solutions

FAQs

Can I submit more than one story pitch?

Yes, you can submit multiple story pitches in English or Hindi. However, the jury will select only one story from the submitted proposals for each writer or film maker.

How can the reporting allowance be used?

The reporting allowance can be used for the expenses the writer, film maker or individual/team might incur to research and develop the story and for travel expenses etc

Who will own the rights to the final submission? 

For all the stories and videos submitted, the participant will continue to own the rights of their work. You can send your story to different publications for publishing or collaborate with us to get it published. 

Jury

Palagummi Sainath

Palagummi Sainath is the Founder Editor of the People's Archive of Rural India. A journalist and photojournalist at heart, he has played key roles such as Rural Affairs Editor at The Hindu and has authored the acclaimed book "Everybody loves a good drought" - an eye-opening account of rural poverty and the struggles of the common man to survive the ravages of nature, policy and politics. Sainath's several accolades include the Ramon Magsaysay award for Journalism Literature and Creative Communications Art and the World Media Summit Global Award for Excellence 2014 in Public Welfare for exemplary news professionals in developing countries.