The second- and third-prize winners will receive a cash award, granted by the organizers, as well as a two-year membership to IFEJ
, and a professional resource kit from ICFJ.
"IFEJ will help environmental journalists network with other journalists and assist reporters who want to obtain information from other nations?"
Detjen also is president of the Society of Environmental Journalists, and he said the SEJ and other national environmental journalism groups will work with IFEJ to organize international conferences, create an international directory of environmental journalists and set up a global computer network to exchange environmental information.
IFEJ will have temporary headquarters in Paris while it looks for a permanent site.