Date: 16th May, 2015

The Institute of Maltese Journalists (IĠM) announced the names of the 43 finalists who reached the final stage among the 73 participants who took part in the annual journalism competition, the Malta Journalism Awards.

This is the 25th consecutive edition that the Institute of Maltese Journalists is organising. Over the years, this competition has grown and today there are 15 categories. Several leading institutions and companies sponsor the Malta Journalism Awards year after year.

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Among these are HSBC Bank Malta plc, the Broadcasting Authority, The Farsons Foundation, SmartCity Malta, the Malta Tourism Authority, GreenPak Coop Society and Crystal Finance Investments Limited.

For the first time this year, the Central Bank of Malta and Brittania Tours have joined the other sponsors with their support and assistance to enable these awards to be organised

The jury of this edition chose these finalists, listed below in alphabetical order.


Print Journalism – News

sponsored by HSBC Bank Malta plc

Joe Mikallef

Matthew Vella

Victor Vella


Press Photography

sponsored by The Farsons Foundation

Joseph Galea

Darrin Zammit Lupi


Travel Journalism

sponsored by Brittania Tours

Brandon Pisani

Norma Saliba

Tim ta’ Xarabank


Broadcast Journalism – Television Script – News

sponsored by the Broadcasting Authority

Keith Demicoli

Joe Micallef

Nigel Mifsud


Broadcast Journalism – Television Script – Features

sponsored by the Broadcasting Authority

Reno Bugeja

Ruth Castillo

Keith Demicoli

Mario Xuereb


Broadcast Journalism – Film

sponsored by the Broadcasting Authority

CVC Media

NET TV Newsroom

Xarabank Team


Broadcast Journalism – Radio

sponsored by the Broadcasting Authority

Andrew Azzopardi

Nigel Mifsud

Norma Saliba


Cultural Journalism

sponsored by the Malta Tourism Authority

Noel D’Anastas

Keith Demicoli

Ramona Depares


Sports Journalism – Print

sponsored by Crystal Finance Investments Limited

Kevin Azzopardi

Lino Bugeja


Sports Journalism – Broadcasting

Chris Micallef

Sandro Micallef

Nigel Mifsud


Sports Photography

Domenic Aquilina

Paul Zammit Cutajar

Darrin Zammit Lupi



sponsored by SmartCity Malta

Charmaine Attard

Catherine Aquilina

Jesmar Baldacchino


Opinion Articles

sponsored by the Central Bank of Malta

Lino Bugeja

Ramona Depares

Mel Hart

Michela Spiteri


Environment Journalism

sponsored by GreenPak Coop Society Limited

Lino Bugeja

Alan Deidun

Keith Demicoli

Victor Vella


The jury is preparing its detailed report on the submissions and their level of journalism, which will be made public on the final night when the awards are presented. The composition of the jury will also be announced on the day.

This year the presentation ceremony will be held on Friday, 10th July, 2015, at SmartCity Malta, Kalkara.

The winner of the Best Use of the Maltese Language in Journalism category will be announced during the presentation evening. This category is sponsored by the Kunsill Nazzjonali tal-Malti.

During the same ceremony the winner of the Gold Award will also be announced. This honour is given to a person following a nomination before a jury that considers that he/she went beyond the normal required practices of journalism during his/her career. The Gold Award is sponsored by the Tumas Fenech Foundation for Education in Journalism, has been presented since 1998.