CANADIAN ETHNIC MEDIA ASSOCIATION 2021 AWARDS NOMINATION FORM

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    DETAILS OF NOMINEE OR ENTRANT

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    CATEGORY FOR NOMINATION

    PRINTRADIOTELEVISIONDOCUMENTARYVIDEO SERIESPHOTO JOURNALISMCOMMUNITY ENGAGEMENTPODCASTON-LINE ARTICLESINNOVATION


    Please complete and send with your entry before SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2021.
    MAIL TO: 

    CEMA 2021 Awards Program,
    c/o 1 St. Andres Court, Thornhill, ON L3T 2N3
    Tel: (416) 488-0048 

    To cover handling costs, please enclose a cheque or money order for $10.00 for each entry, payable to Canadian Ethnic Media Association (CEMA).

    For more information, please contact email: info@canadianethnicmedia.com

    CEMA AWARDS CATEGORIES: 2021

    CATEGORY 1: PRINT

    For the best news story or feature article, column, opinion piece or editorial. Where the story has been told in series form*, up to three consecutively published stories dealing with the same subject will be permitted.


    CATEGORY 2:  RADIO

    For the best news story, feature or opinion piece. Where the story or feature has been told in series form*, up to three consecutive entries dealing with the same subject will be permitted.


    CATEGORY 3:  TELEVISION

    Awarded for the Best Project broadcast on Conventional Television.


    CATEGORY 4: DOCUMENTARY

    For the best documentary that demonstrates excellence in storytelling, production values and distinctive subject matter.


    CATEGORY 5: PODCAST (NEWS & FEATURE)

    For best news story, feature or opinion piece. Where the podcast is in episodic format, stories that best reflect the series will be considered.


    CATEGORY 6: COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

    Awarded to the Individual who has created a project that harmonizes and promotes cultural unity in Canada.


    CATEGORY 7: INNOVATION

    The Innovation Award showcases organizations that demonstrate innovation and excellence in Canadian Ethnic Journalism. It is truly a unique award for outstanding contribution to diverse, fair and equitable coverage and representation of Canada’s citizenry.


    CATEGORY 8: VIDEO SERIES OR SCREEN BASED PROJECTS

    For the best story, feature or opinion piece. Where the story has been told in series form*, up to three consecutive entries dealing with the same subject will be permitted.


    CATEGORY 9:  ON-LINE ARTICLES

    For the best story, feature or opinion piece. Where the story has been told in series form*, up to three consecutive entries dealing with the same subject will be permitted.

    *Note: “Series form” – means the entries must be related in subject or must be part of a series.

    Posted in CEMA NEWS, NEWS.

     

    CEMA supports the principles of Canadian citizenship, multiculturalism and the right of free expression without ethnocentric bias.

    We welcome a lively exchange of ideas to foster ethnocultural awareness and promote dialogue on identifying ways to bring different cultural groups together.

    Please deliver or mail to:

    CEMA 2021 Awards Competition,
    c/o 1 St. Andres Court
    Thornhill, ON, L3T 2N3

    The Awards presentation will be held at a later date, to be announced.

    Check here for all of the details.

    Canadian Ethnic Media Association Awards
     RULES AND REGULATIONS

    CEMA 43rd ANNIVERSARY AWARDS COMPETITION

    SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE:  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2021

    CEMA 43rd ANNUAL AWARDS COMPETITION
    Each year the Canadian Ethnic Media Association presents juried awards to journalists for excellence in their fields. The competition is open to all journalists, in any language, whether or not they are members of the Association.

    SEIRHEY KHMARA ZINIAK AWARD
    The Sierhey Khmara Ziniak Award, in honor of the founder, goes to a single person based on a body of work celebrating Canada’s diversity. 

    CEMA 2021 AWARDS COMPETITION SUBMISSIONS
    In keeping with its highly anticipated annual practice of recognizing journalistic excellence among its national members, and beyond, CEMA proudly invites submissions for this year’s competition.  This year you have two options for entering submissions:  you can enter manually (the old tried and true way) or electronically.   Details below.

    Entries may be made in the following categories:

    PRINT
    RADIO
    TELEVISION
    DOCUMENTARY
    PODCAST (News and Features)
    COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
    INNOVATION
    VIDEO SERIES 
    ON-LINE ARTICLES


    These are juried awards, and decisions will be based on quality of material, reflection on diversity in Canada, contribution to ethnic media standards, and voice for marginalized communities.

    MANUAL SUBMISSIONS

    Submit four (4) copies of your entry, as well as a translation, if necessary. An administration fee of $10.00 per submission applies.  * Please note: You have to complete and send with your entry before SEPTEMBER 30, 2021

    MAIL TO: 2020 Awards Program, CEMA,
    c/o 1 St. Andres Court, Thornhill, ON L3T 2N3
    Tel: (416) 488-0048
    To cover handling costs, please enclose a cheque or money order for $10.00 for each entry, payable to Canadian Ethnic Media Association (CEMA).

    ON LINE SUBMISSION
    Please click HERE to be directed to the on line submissions portal for your entry.

    CEMA Awards
    Rules and Regulations

    1. Awards will be presented to winning entrants in Print, Conventional Radio, Conventional Television, Documentary, Podcast (News & Feature), Community Engagement, Innovation, Video Series or Screen Based Projects, and Blog.

    2. Eligibility:

    • Competition is open to all legitimate news and information media published or broadcast in Canada.

    • Content of the work submitted should clearly relate to and reflect Canada’s multicultural diversity and/or ethnocultural communities in Canada.

    • All work must be original, and listings of coming events or other like information submitted by others will not be accepted.

    • A contestant may submit his/her own entry or be nominated by a third party.

    • Entries must have been published or broadcast between the dates of August 31st 2020 and September 30th, 2021. Date of publication or broadcast must be clearly marked on the submission.

    • Entries can be in any language, but all entries in languages other than English or French must be accompanied by an English or French translation. A direct translation is preferred, but at minimum, a brief synopsis is required.

    • If submitting manually, entries must contain four (4) copies of each piece of work submitted. That is to say, four (4) copies of any article, audio or video recording or printout from a website published or broadcast within the qualifying dates.

    3. Judging: Entries will be independently juried and awards will be made on the basis of excellence and Canadian content. Awards are not given to an entire program or publication, however excellent it may be, but to a person for an individual submission or a series as defined in the categories on page 

    4. The exception to this is the Innovation Award which can be awarded to an organization.

    4. Rights: By entering the Awards, you, as the entrant and/or nominee give CEMA the right to publish, screen or play excerpts from the winning entries.

    5. Entry Fee: A cheque or money order for $10.00 must accompany each entry. Make cheques payable to “Canadian Ethnic Media Association” (CEMA).

    6. Deadline: Submissions must be received no later than September 30, 2021.

    7. The winning entries will be announced at a later date, to be announced.


    For more information, please contact email: info@canadianethnicmedia.com