More than 300 works were submitted in the six categories. The selection of the finalists was based on the following criteria: strenght of the stories, independence and courage, technical quality and narrative structure.
The DIG Awards were born to enhance the in-depth investigation of those who dig for the truth. This year, there were 6 categories: Investigative, Long Reportage, Short Reportage, Digital, Data Journalism and Focus on Italy. The winners will be presented on June 25th during the DIG Festival. The event from June 23rd to June 26th will turn Riccione into the capital of international journalism.
The festival will host expositions, performances, workshops, talks where journalists from all around the world will dialogue with other experts and common citizens, to encourage a shared reflection on the news industry as well as on current events.
As revealed in “Sand Wars”, by 2100 , 90% of the world’s beaches are doomed to disappear if we do nothing. And we are proud to annouce that Young & Rubicam Paris and the Surfrider Foundation join our efforts to save the world’s beaches with a short film and a petition that aims at reaching a million signatures to pressure the government on the urgent need to preserve our coastlines. We hope you like the film and you support the campaign! And if you like the music, the title is “Lacrimosa” by Dave Hewson, which makes this film sound like a prayer of humanity for the beaches.