Students and early career professionals between the ages of 18 and 25 are invited to submit an innovative concept for a ‘communicators competition’ on how to communicate nuclear or radiological emergencies to the public.
Producing the right message and sharing it with the public using the relevant channels is among the most important challenges for the management of nuclear and radiological emergencies. For the International Symposium on Communicating Nuclear and Radiological Emergencies to the Public (CNREP) taking place this year, the IAEA is looking to encourage the inclusion of youth into the global discussion on public communication when such emergencies occur.
Public communication requires innovative tools and techniques to remain effective. By informing the public about hazards and protective actions and by building and maintaining public trust, public communicators can prevent panic, minimize rumours, and respond to misinformation during nuclear and radiological emergencies.
Do you have an innovative idea to effectively communicate nuclear and radiological emergencies to the public?
A panel of international experts will choose five winning entries to be flown to Vienna, Austria, to present their concepts during a special youth session of the CNREP. Each person will have five minutes to present their idea and a further five minutes to answer audience questions. The use of inventive and engaging presentation tools is encouraged. At the end of the session, a panel of judges will vote on the best idea with a special trophy going to the winner.
- 26 March 2018: Official submission form will be posted on the IEC website.
- 15 June 2018: Submission deadline (EXTENDED).
- 29 June 2018: Top five winners will be chosen.
- 10 July 2018: Announcement of winners.
- 1-5 October 2018: Finalists will present their projects at the CNREP Symposium.