77 PARTICIPANTS IN THE 21st EDITION OF THE MALTA JOURNALISM AWARDS

Press Release 07/2011

Date: 07 February 2011

The Institute of Maltese Journalists (IGM) has received submissions from 77 journalists and other media professionals, who are taking part in the 21st edition of the Malta Journalism Awards (MJA). Submissions are currently being adjudicated by the five-person Jury, and the IGM will announce the finalists on Monday, 21 March, 2011.

The IGM organises these awards on an annual basis. There are 14 categories in this year’s awards: Print Journalism – News, Print Journalism – Features, Press Photography, Broadcast Journalism – Television Script, Broadcast Journalism – Television Film, Broadcast Journalism – Radio, e-Journalism, Travel Journalism, Cultural Journalism, Sports Journalism, Sports Photography, Opinion Articles, Environment Journalism and the Maltese Language in Journalism award.

Each category is sponsored by a different company or organisation. The sponsors are HSBC Bank Malta plc., Vodafone Malta Ltd, The Farsons Foundation, the Broadcasting Authority, SmartCity Malta, the Malta International Airport plc., the Malta Tourism Authority, the Good Causes Fund, Emirates Airline, Green Dot Ltd, the Sammut Family and l-Kunsill Nazzjonali tal-Ilsien Malti.

The awards ceremony will be held on Saturday, 7 May, 2010, at The Palace Hotel, Sliema.

During the evening, the Gold Award for outstanding contribution to the journalism profession that goes beyond the normal call of duty will also be awarded. This category is sponsored by the Tumas Fenech Foundation for Education in Journalism (FTFEG).

Submissions for this year’s edition of the Gold Award are to reach the IGM offices by Monday, 28, February, 2011.

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