Deadline: 30 September 2023
The Danish Siddiqui Freedom Award presented by ‘Kisan Trust’ pays tribute to the indomitable spirit of Danish Siddiqui, a luminary in the realm of photojournalism. The mission is to honor and celebrate Danish Siddiqui’s legacy by acknowledging individuals who exemplify their unwavering commitment to upholding constitutional values, championing civil rights, and safeguarding the precious freedom of expression. The Danish Siddiqui Freedom Awards stand as a testament to Danish Siddiqui’s extraordinary dedication to capturing the truth through his lens, his relentless pursuit of justice, and his steadfast belief in the power of visual storytelling.
DSFA serves as a beacon of inspiration, showcasing the remarkable journeys of individuals who have fearlessly stood up for societal dignity, equality and the principles that lie at the heart of a democratic society. They believe in celebrating courage, resilience, and the unyielding commitment to making positive change, even in the face of adversity.
- Recognizing champions of constitutional values.
- Highlighting defenders of civil rights.
- Acknowledging advocates for freedom of expression.
- Social Activism: This category recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to social justice, equality, and human rights through their dedicated activism and initiatives.
- Journalism: In this category, journalists who exhibit fearlessness in investigative reporting, exposing corruption, and upholding accountability, ethics, and informed discourse are honoured.
- Photojournalism: The Photojournalism category acknowledges individuals, especially photojournalists, who demonstrate exceptional courage and storytelling prowess by capturing compelling images that shed light on critical global issues.
- The award also comes with a tribute sum of Rs. 1 lakh for each recipient.
Eligibility for the DSF Award 2023
- Entries being submitted for the DSF Award 2023 under Media & Photojournalism should have been published between 16th August 2022 and 15th August 2023.
- Commitment to Constitutional Values: Individuals should have shown exceptional dedication to advocating for social justice, equality, and human rights.
- Preserving Freedom of Expression: Eligible journalists fearlessly investigate, expose corruption, uphold accountability, ethics, and informed discourse.
- Advocacy for Human Dignity: Photojournalists, showing exceptional courage through impactful images on critical global issues.
- The awards honor individuals/organizations who demonstrate an unwavering commitment to upholding constitutional values, championing civil rights, and preserving freedom of expression. Nominees should embody the spirit of Danish Siddiqui’s legacy.
For more information, visit Kisan Trust.