MALTA JOURNALISM AWARDS 2012 Rules and Regulations The Event: The Malta Journalism Awards is an annual event organised by The Institute of Maltese Journalists, Istitut tal-Ġurnalisti Maltin (IĠM), with the support of a number of leading sponsors. Aim: The aim of the Awards is to honour journalists or contributors whose work, published in the previous calendar year, contributed to the enhancement of the journalism profession in Malta. Eligibility: All journalists and/or contributors to the media in Malta are eligible to participate in this contest. Fees: Members of the Istitut tal-Ġurnalisti Maltin or Għaqda Kittieba Sports, who have a valid membership card and are up to date in their membership fees, participate free of charge. All other participants pay €50 to participate in the Awards. Submissions: Every participant shall submit three works (not more, not less) in each category s/he wants to participate in, clearly indicating the date and medium of publication and the category in which the three items are competing. Submissions in Maltese: Those submitting works in the Maltese language should include four copies of each submission or four tapes. These works must have been published in any Maltese or foreign media during the previous calendar year (1 January-31 December, 2011). Media include printed, broadcast – radio or TV – and electronic media. Submissions can also be made by any Editor or News Editor for any journalist or contributor, irrespective of whether that journalist or contributor is a member of his staff or not, as long as the Editor or News Editor obtains permission from that particular journalist or contributor. Submissions should be made on the appropriate Application Form that can be obtained from The Honorary Secretary, Istitut tal-Ġurnalisti Maltin, or downloaded from the website: www.igm.org.mt. Categories: The Malta Journalism Awards consists of sixteen (16) categories, namely: Print categories: Print Journalism – News Print Journalism – Features Photo Journalism Broadcast categories: Broadcast Journalism – TV Script News Broadcast Journalism – TV Script Features Broadcast Journalism – TV Film Broadcast Journalism – Radio E-category: E-Journalism General categories: Travel Journalism Sports Journalism – Print Sports Journalism – Broadcasting Sports Photography Cultural Journalism Environment Journalism Opinion Articles Promoting Inter-Cultural Dialogue Best use of Maltese Language in Journalism Print categories: In the case of printed matter: Those submitting works in the English language should include three copies of the application and of each submission. Those submitting articles in the Maltese Language should include four copies of the application and of each submission. One copy of each article in the following format should be also provided as follows: JPEG or PDF format. Size A4 portrait or landscape, 2,480 by 3,508 pixels – 300 dpi. Double page or more articles are to be sent as separate JPEGs per page, or as separate pages in the PDF file. File name must indicate the Category-participant’s name-and title of Article (and Page number for JPEGs) e.g.: CAT 4-JOE BORG-BEING FAMOUS-PG1.JPG or CAT 4-JOE BORG-BEING FAMOUS.PDF Print & E-media Originals: One copy of the 3 submissions (or 4 submissions in the case of submissions in Maltese) has to be the original newspaper page or electronic page where the submitted item was published. If not possible, then all photocopies have to be of excellent quality. One copy of each article in the following format should be also provided: PDF file format The Web article needs to be printed to a PDF file, as an A4 size page Portrait/Landscape, using the Print to PDF option in the web browser. (Free Print to PDF software can be obtained from www.bullzip.com/products/pdf/info.php) PDF file name must indicate the Category-participant’s name-and title of Article CAT 11-JOE BORG-BEING FAMOUS.PDF Broadcast categories: In the case of broadcast journalism categories (TV Script News, TV Script Features, TV Film & Radio), one DVD containing all three submissions should be enclosed. Submissions in the TV Script News, TV Script Features and Radio categories must be accompanied by the respective TV scripts. FOOTAGE SEQUENCES for the TV Broadcast Categories need to be submitted as: Quicktime (.MOV) file-PHOTO JPEG or H264 codec -NO COMPRESSION Size: minimum of 720x576 pixels, 25fps, PAL format. File name must indicate the Category-participant’s name-and title, e.g.: CAT 6-JOE BORG-DETONATING BOMBS.MOV Photo Journalism: One mounted copy of each work should be submitted (minimum size A3). One original copy of the newspaper pages where the photos have been published is to be submitted concurrently. PHOTOS and IMAGES for the Photography Categories need to be submitted as: JPEG or TIFF format – NO COMPRESSION – BEST QUALITY. Size: 5x7 ratio, portrait or landscape, 2,100 by 1,500 pixels – 300 dpi. File name must indicate the Category-participant’s name-and title, e.g.: CAT 9-JOE BORG-SPORTS .JPG or CAT 9-JOE BORG-SPORTS.TIFF All submitted works will become the property of the Istitut tal-Ġurnalisti Maltin, which can use them in any appropriate way after consulting with photographer, when it deems fit. Sports Photography: Since a photograph can sometimes stand on its own, entries in this category, adequately captioned, can be submitted by the photographer irrespective of any accompanying story. Two Judging Panels: All submissions – except the visual categories and Best Use of Maltese Language – are adjudicated by a panel of three judges. The panel will consist of a Chairperson and two members appointed by the Executive of the IĠM. The press photography will be judged by professional photographer. A different panel of judges will judge the Gold Award submissions. Work competing in the Best Use of Maltese Language shall be judged by an expert selected by Il-Kunsill Nazzjonali tal-Ilsien Malti. Classification: Judges will establish the first three classified in every category in order of merit. If in any category, the judging panel finds that submissions did not reach the desired standard, they may decide to classify only two, one or even nobody, depending on the respective case. Sponsors: The sponsors of each category are: Print categories: Print Journalism – News – HSBC Bank Malta p.l.c Print Journalism – Features – Vodafone Malta Ltd Photo Journalism – The Farsons Foundation Broadcast categories: Broadcast Journalism – TV Script News – Broadcasting Authority Broadcast Journalism – TV Script Features – Broadcasting Authority Broadcast Journalism – TV Film – Broadcasting Authority Broadcast Journalism – Radio – Broadcasting Authority E-category: E-Journalism – SmartCity Malta General categories: Travel Journalism – Emirates Airline Sports Journalism Print – Middle Sea Insurance p.l.c. Sports Journalism Broadcasting – Good Causes Fund Sports Photography – Malta International Airport Cultural Journalism – Malta Tourism Authority Environment Journalism – Green Dot Malta Opinion Articles – Family Sammut Promoting Inter-Cultural Dialogue – Media InterAct Project Best use of Maltese Language in Journalism The Gold Award is being sponsored by Fondazzjoni Tumas Fenech għall- Edukazzjoni fil-Ġurnaliżmu (FTFEĠ). Prizes: Three finalists will be announced in each category, with the winner in each of the first 15 categories receiving a cash prize of €350, a trophy and a certificate. The two runners-up will each receive a certificate. The winner of the Maltese Language category will not receive a cash prize but will be offered a specialised course in the Maltese language. Sponsors are free to offer any other prize to the winners of their respective categories. Presentation: The finalists will be announced at a Ceremony on Monday, 26 March, 2012, at the Palace Hotel, Sliema; and the winners will be announced at a Presentation Ceremony to be held on Saturday, 5 May, 2012, at The Palace Hotel, Sliema. Closing Date: Submissions for the 22nd edition of the Malta Journalism Awards will be received at the offices of the Institute of Maltese Journalists, 280/3 Republic Street, Valletta, on Saturday, 4 February, 2012, between 1.30 p.m. and 4.00 p.m. Non-members have to pay the participation fee with their submission.
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