CANADIAN ETHNIC MEDIA ASSOCIATION

Voices of Canada

CEMA Awards: Rules and Regulations

January 26, 2015

Award plaques will be given to winning entrants in print, radio, television and internet in each of two categories as outlined in the enclosed sheet. 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. Awards will be juried and made on the basis of excellence and Canadian content of entries.

Entries must have been published or broadcast between the dates of January 1, 2008 and December 31, 2008 and date of publication or broadcast 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 a brief synopsis in either English or French.

All entries remain the property of Canadian Ethnic Media Association and cannot be returned, and the entrant agrees that the Club may publish the winning entries, or excerpts therefrom.

Entries must contain three copies of each piece of work submitted. That is to say, three copies of any article, or oral tape or videotape or printout from a web site published or broadcast between January 1, 2008 and December 31, 2008.

Entries must be postmarked no later than April 30, 2009.

The winning entries will be announced at the CEMA Awards Ceremony on June 26, 2009.

CEMA AWARDS CATEGORIES:  2009

PRINT

CATEGORY 1A

For the best news story or feature. 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 2A

For the best 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.

RADIO

CATEGORY 1B

For the best news story or feature. 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 2B

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

TELEVISION

CATEGORY 1C

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

CATEGORY 2C

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

INTERNET

CATEGORY 1D

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

CATEGORY 2D

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

Points To Remember Re Entries:

Series of three means the entries must be related in subject.

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

For work submitted in languages other than English or French, a brief synopsis in English or French must be offered.  CEMA will arrange for translation of the whole piece.

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 above.

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

Deadline for Entries is April 30, 2009.