Press Release No. 06/2012
Date: 13 February 2012

The Institute of Maltese Journalists (IĠM) has received 69 submissions from local journalists and other media professionals, who are taking part in the 22nd edition of the Malta Journalism Awards (MJA). Submissions are currently being adjudicated by the five-person Jury, and the IĠM will announce the finalists on Monday, 26 March, 2012 at The Palace Hotel, Sliema.

The IĠM organises these awards on an annual basis. There are 17 categories in this year’s awards: Print Journalism – News, Print Journalism – Features, Press Photography, Broadcast Journalism – Television Script, Broadcast Journalism – Television Features, Broadcast Journalism – Film, Broadcast Journalism – Radio, e-Journalism, Travel Journalism, Cultural Journalism, Sports Journalism – Print, Sports Journalism – Broadcasting, Sports Photography, Opinion Articles, Environment Journalism, Promoting Integration and Intercultural Dialogue Award, 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, Middlesea Insurance p.l.c., the Good Causes Fund, Emirates Airline, Green Dot Ltd, the Sammut Family, Media Interact – SOS Malta together with PBS and IĠM, and Il-Kunsill Nazzjonali tal-Ilsien Malti.

The awards ceremony will be held on Saturday, 5 May, 2012, 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 IĠM offices by Monday, 13 February, 2012.