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GJA opens nominations for 25th GJA Media Awards

The Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) has opened nominations for the 25th GJA Media Awards from Wednesday, July 29, 2020, to Friday, September 9, 2020.

The opening of the 25th GJA Media Awards was officially announced by the President of the GJA, Affail Monney, at a launching ceremony at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel on Wednesday, July 29, 2020.

The awards are open to GJA members working in the Ghanaian media establishments, and cover broadcast or published works from January 1, 2019, to December 31, 2019.

The GJA Awards are normally opened for entries of works broadcast or published in the year preceding the year in which the awards are held.

But according to the GJA,” Due to the overwhelming circumstance of the COVID-19 pandemic, the GJA is making an exception to the rule above, this year, to open nominations for awards in ‘Exceptional COVID-19 Coverage’ to cover broadcast or published works from March 1, 2020, to August 31, 2020.”

Below is a statement:

 

NEWS RELEASE

 

GJA Opens Nomination For 25th Media Awards

 

ACCRA, August 2, 2020 (GJA) – The Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) has opened nominations for the 25th GJA Media Awards from Wednesday, July 29, 2020, to Friday, September 9, 2020.

 

The opening of the 25th GJA Media Awards was officially announced by the President of the GJA, Affail Monney, at a launching ceremony at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel on Wednesday, July 29, 2020.

 

The awards are open to GJA members working in the Ghanaian media establishments and cover broadcast or published works from January 1, 2019, to December 31, 2019.

 

The GJA Awards are normally opened for entries of works broadcast or published in the year preceding the year in which the awards are held.

 

However, due to the overwhelming circumstance of the COVID-19 pandemic, the GJA is making an exception to the rule above, this year, to open nominations for awards in ‘Exceptional COVID-19 Coverage’ to cover broadcast or published works from March 1, 2020, to August 31, 2020.

 

The essence of this special award category as an exception to the rule is to recognize and appreciate the efforts of journalists and media institutions who are making tremendous sacrifices, sometimes at the peril of their lives, to cover the pandemic, and to motivate them to be more committed to the fight against same in what seems to be daunting periods ahead in the nation’s quest to defeat coronavirus.

 

The following are details of the award categories and the rules governing the filing of entries:

 

CATEGORY ONE

(Separate Awards for Radio, Television, Print & Online)

  • News Reporting
  • Features

 

CATEGORY TWO

(Awards Cater for Print & Electronic)

  • Investigative Reporting
  • Photojournalism
  • Arts/Entertainment
  • Domestic Tourism
  • Business/Finance & Economic Reporting
  • Small and Micro Scale Enterprises (SMEs)
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Sports
  • Education
  • Small-Scale Illegal Mining (Galamsey)
  • Maritime
  • Nestle Special Award For Nutrition
  • Development Journalism for Furthering the SDGs
  • Child Protection & Participation
  • Crime & Court Reporting
  • Human Rights
  • Political Reporting
  • Sanitation & Hygiene
  • Disability
  • ICT & Digital Journalism (including Blogging)
  • Anti-Corruption
  • Science
  • Oil & Gas
  • ADB Special Award for Agriculture
  • Rural Reporting
  • Telecommunications
  • Transport / Road Safety

 

CATEGORY THREE:

  • Best Columnist
  • Best Radio Morning Show (Local Language)
  • Best Radio Morning Show (English)
  • Best Radio Station (Local Language)
  • Best Radio Station (English)
  • Best Television Station (Local Language)
  • Best Television Station (English)
  • Best Newspaper
  • Best Online

 

CATEGORY FOUR:

  • Best Regional Radio Stations

 

CATEGORY FIVE

  • Democracy And Peace Building (Print, Radio, Television & Online)

 

CATEGORY SIX:

  • Best Radio / T V Programme (Akan)
  • Best Radio / T V Programme (Dagbani)
  • Best Radio / TV Programme (Ewe)
  • Best Radio / T V Programme (Ga)
  • Best Radio / T V Programme (Hausa)
  • Best Radio / T V Programme (Nzema)

 

CATEGORY SEVEN: EXCEPTIONAL COVID-19 COVERAGE

  • Best Media House (Print, Radio, Television, and Online)
  • Best Reporter (Print, Radio, Television, and Online)

 

CATEGORY EIGHT:

  • Best Female Journalist of the Year
  • Komla Dumor Most Promising Young Journalist
  • Professor P.A.V. Ansah Journalist of the Year

 

    

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

 

The competition is open to members working in the print (News Agency inclusive), electronic and on-line media in Ghana.

 

Members of the National Executive and the Awards Committee are not eligible to contest. Entrants must meet the following additional requirements:

 

  1. Entries should cover works published from January 1, 2019, to December 31, 2019;

 

  1. Entrants may submit NOT MORE THAN TWO published works in each category;

 

  1. However, one work SHALL NOT be entered in MORE THAN ONE CATEGORY;

 

  1. Entrants should submit CLEAR ORIGINAL published work and FIVE (5) photocopies of each entry;

 

  1. All entries must show the date of publication/broadcast and the medium in which the work was published. News Agency stories carried by the conventional media or on the Internet shall be considered as published;

 

  1. Radio and TV entrants should submit ONE AUDIO RECORDING (CD/DVD) in addition to FIVE (5) AUTHENTICATED COPIES of the original broadcast script;

 

  1. Photographic and cartoon entries are subjected to the same requirements as print entries;

 

  1. Every entry should clearly indicate the category of competition and must bear the name, address, and telephone number of the entrant;

 

  1. Entries may be uploaded online at gjaawards.com, and entrants who wish to use the online platform for submission may upload ONLY ONE ORIGINAL COPY of their work in each category entered. The GJA encourages entrants to use the online submission platform as the first and preferred option in order to minimize human contact and the risk COVID-19 infection.

 

 

  1. journalist of the Year – GJA members and the general public are invited to nominate candidates, giving reason(s) for their nomination in not more than 120 words.

 

The deadline for the submission of entries is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 9, 2020.

 

Entries/Nominations should be addressed to:

The Chairperson

25th GJA Media Awards Committee

Ghana Journalists Association

P.O. Box GP 4636 Accra.

 

Entries may also be delivered directly to the Ghana International Press Centre, Accra.

 

Please note that the GJA is NOT bound to give an award in a category if it does not merit one.

 

Kindly be informed that this news release on the 25th GJA Media Awards overrides earlier communication(s) on the same that may have been circulated, and must be acknowledged as such.

 

 

 

SIGNED:

Kofi Yeboah

(General Secretary)

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