WMS global awards for excellence draws entries worldwide

2014-09-04 11:16:44

Press Release-Sept.4, 2014


BEIJING, Spet. 4 (WMS Secretariat) -- The WMS Global Awards for Excellence, which is launched by the World Media Summit (WMS) and opened for entries on July 1, have attracted worldwide attention and participation.

Up to now, the awards have received nearly 400 entries from media organizations and professionals in 90 countries and regions. The deadline for submitting entries is 24:00 GMT, Sept. 30, 2014.

The Awards categories include awards for public welfare, media innovation and new media reporting. The awards for public welfare include two sub categories: the award for exemplary news team in developing countries and the award for news professionals in developing countries.

The categories of the awards are set on the basis of consultation and consensus among members of the WMS Secretariat.

The awards for public welfare are especially set up for media organizations and professionals in developing countries, where more efforts for journalism development are still needed. The awards also aim to encourage more media organizations and professionals to devote to humanitarian. The reporting fields of the team or the individual can be, but is not confined to the field of public welfare.

The award for media innovation is designated for media teams which adopt innovative and creative perspectives, approaches or patterns in journalism to meet challenges in the digital age and provide better public service. While the award for new media reporting aims to encourage reporting that uses multimedia or trans-media tools and techniques.

Each award will have one winner with a cash prize of 10,000 US dollars. A number of honorable mentions will also be named.

Entries, which must be published, released or broadcast by media organizations can be submitted via the WMS official website (www.worldmediasummit.org).

The Awards’ working language is English. There are no language limitations to entries, but copies of an English translation should be attached, based on which reviews and judgment will be made.

The preparation for judging is under way, and the judging process is scheduled in October.  End