Sign-ups are now open for the ESET Computer Security Journalism Award

ESET, leading company when it comes to the preventive detection of threats, announced that signs-ups are now open for anyone wishing to participate in the twelfth edition of the ESET Award for Computer Security Journalism. All Latin American journalists are invited to participate with their articles on computer security published in local media.


Those who wish to participate can sign-up in three different categories, depending on their professional specialty:


  • Graphic Press
  • Digital Press
  • Multi-Media Press


Participants can submit up to an article per category, which must have been published between August 31st, 2018 and up until the contest’s end, August 9th, 2019. The winner will win a trip to the Mobile World Congress 2020, one of the world’s most important tech events, to be celebrated in Barcelona, Spain. The winner will also have the chance to visit the ESET headquarters, located in Bratislava, Slovakia.


Prizes will be awarded to the winner of each category. And as the yearly tradition dictates, special mentions will be given by region (Brazil, Mexico, the Andean Region, the Rioplatense region, the Central America region, and the South Caribbean region).


A jury made of famous journalists and local specialists will review each of the submitted works. Points will be awarded in accordance to each entry’s social relevance when it comes to the chosen theme, which in this case is computer security, the interest it may generate in the community, originality, depth of treatment given to the information, narra

tive quality and proper use of technical terminology.


Rodrigo Rodriguez, journalist at Colombia’s DONJUAN was the winner of the previous year’s award, with his work titled Bonnie and Clyde in the digital era. A s

pecial mention was made in the Graphic Press category to Carla Mandiola Garcia, who works for Chile’s El Mercurio, where she published her Is Facebook Listening to Me? Article.


In the Digital Press category, Alice Cristiny Ferreira De Souza, who works for the Pernambuco Diary, won with Mulheres sao o Principal Alvo de Agressoes e Difamaoes na Internet. In the Multi-Media Press category, the winner was María Jesús Prada Picadode, who works for Colombia’s Canal Trece, where she published her investigation titled The Hidden Secrets of the Deep Web.


If you wish to learn more or sign-up for the 2019 ESET Computer Security Journalism Award, click here.


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