AFTER a year of hiatus, Globe Telecom is again staging its Globe Media Excellence Awards (GMEA) open for print, broadcast and digital media in the Visayas and Mindanao.
The company officials, in a media briefing at L’Fisher Hotel in Bacolod City Monday, June 10, said GMEA, on its seventh year, is giving weight to stories with social impacts.
“We look forward to articles and reports that have created an impact to the society,” they said, adding that these should be anchored on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Launched in Cebu and Davao in 2012, the annual media excellence awards has eventually expanded to other cities in the Visayas and Mindanao including Bacolod, Iloilo, Cagayan de Oro, General Santos and Zamboanga.
It took a break last year to give way for some improvements, the company said.
For this year, the award will underscore influencing conversations to achieve social impact. It will highlight various pressing issues like on infrastructure and transportation, among others.
“What the media can do in influencing these discussions to create positive societal impact,” it added.
All in all, there are 12 categories this year.
For print, there are two categories such as News Report of the Year and Explanatory and Investigative Report of the Year.
For broadcast, the two categories are News Report of the Year for Radio and Explanatory or Investigative Report of the Year for Television.
Other categories include Explanatory or Investigative Report of the Year, Explanatory or Investigative Video Story of the Year, Photo Story of the Year, Breaking News of the Year, and Social Media Advocacy of the Year.
There will also be three special awards such as Environment Story of the Year, Newsmaker of the Year, and Editor of the Year.
The search period for the Visayas is June 2018 to July 2019 while the submission period is from June 10 to July 15, 2019.
For Mindanao, entries must also be published from June 2018 to July 2019 while the submission period is July 1 to 26 this year.
The screening committee in each of the categories will be comprised of professors, digital experts and professionals with background and experience on mass communication, journalism and sustainability.
In terms of requirements, contenders must fill out all the required items in the entry form. They should submit accomplished entry form, category entry requirements, scanned copy of identification card, and high resolution photo of the entrant.
For prizes, winners for print and broadcast categories will receive P35,000 each.
Explanatory or Investigative Report of the Year, Explanatory or Investigative Video Story of the Year, and Social Media Advocacy of the Year for Digital winners will also receive P35,000 in cash prizes.
Other categories for digital will get a prize of P25,000 while special award winners like the Environment Story of the Year will receive P35,000 and P40,000 each for the Newsmaker of the Year and Editor of the Year.