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2015

AWARDS GUIDE

WELCOME TO THE MULTICULTURAL &


INDIGENOUS MEDIA AWARDS

Dear Friends
Indigenous & Multicultural community media outlets
and their journalists have never been properly
recognised.
Since the first multicultural newspaper in Australia,
Die Deutsche Post, was published in Adelaide in
1848 there has never been a stand-alone award recognising
multicultural community media. Through the Multicultural and Indigenous
Media Awards (MIMA) we are ensuring that ethnic and Indigenous
Journalist and media outlets get the recognition they deserve.
I encourage all multicultural & Indigenous media outlets to join in this
event both to further multiculturalism, but also to recognise the
contribution of our community journalists.
This guide outlines the award categories as well as key dates for
participants.
If you require any further infiormation, please contact my office on
(02) 9230 2526 or email me at s.moselmane@parliament.nsw.gov.au.
Yours sincerely,

The Hon Shaoquett Moselmane MLC


Opposition Whip in the Legislative Council
Parliament of New South Wales
Chairman Multicultural and Indigenous Media Awards

ABOUT THE AWARDS

About the Multicultural & Indigenous Media Awards:


Multicultural & Indigenous media has contributed to the Australian way of life since
1848, and to date other than the Multicultural & Indigenous Media Awards there has
been no stand-alone recognition for the journalists, owners, and administrators of
such media outlets.
History has shown the important role they have played Australia-wide. It is time to
recognise the work of multicultural and Indigenous media in our community.
The program will, therefore, showcase the talents of multicultural and Indigenous
media with the aim of encouraging innovative journalism, nationally.

Award Categories:

Journalist of the Year


Young Journalist of the Year
Coverage of Community Affairs
Editorial Reporting
Photographer of the Year
News Reporting
Online News Blog or News Coverage

Timeline for the Multicultural & Indigenous Media Awards


Entries open
Entries close
Judging of entries
Awards presentation at NSW Parliament House

9th June 2015


17th July 2015
21th July 2015
12th August 2015

Registration:
Timeline for the Multicultural & Indigenous Media Awards

Register entries for the awards online at


https://shaoquett.wufoo.com/forms/multicultural-indigenousmedia-awards-2015/

If you require a printed form, please contact us on


(02) 9230 2526 or via email
Louay.Moustapha@parliament.nsw.gov.au
Kenrick.Cheah@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Entries that cannot be submitted online must be sent by mail to:


Office of Shaoquett Moselmane MLC
2015 Multicultural & Indigenous Media Awards
NSW Parliament House
Macquarie Street , Sydney NSW 2000

Award Criteria:

Journalist of the Year


Nominations for a journalist based on their demonstrated excellence and/or
contribution to multicultural or Indigenous journalism (Maximum 500 words for an
outline as to why the journalist deserves this award).

Young Journalist of the Year


Nominations for a journalist based on their demonstrated excellence and/or
contribution to multicultural or Indigenous journalism (Maximum 500 words for an
outline as to why the journalist deserves this award).

Coverage of Community Affairs

Open to all media print, radio, television or online media outlets.


Must cover an issue / series of issues of a multicultural community in Australia
(for example a Chinese newspaper in Sydney covering issues in concerning
the Sydney Chinese community or the Melbourne Chinese community).
Issues of, or concerning, the Australian Indigenous community.
Maximum 3,000 words (print) or up to 5 minutes in length (multimedia).
Longer pieces may be edited to fit these limits.

Editorial Reporting

Open to all media print, radio, television or online.


Must be editorial content.
Maximum 3,000 words (print) or up to 5 minutes in length (multimedia).
Longer pieces may be edited to fit these limits.

News Reporting

Open to all media print, radio, television or online media outlets.


Maximum 3,000 words (print) or up to 5 minutes in length (multimedia).
Longer pieces may be edited to fit these limits.

Photographer of the Year

Open to all media print, radio, television or online.


Must be a photograph, or photo-story (maximum 5 photographs in total)
concerning multicultural or Indigenous communities in Australia.
Must be accompanied by an outline (up to 500 words) explaining
(1) The background to the photography and
(2) Its relevance to the multicultural or Indigenous community it caters
towards.

Online News Coverage

Open to all media print, radio or television outlets (with websites for content)
or online media outlets.
Must be accompanied by an outline (up to 500 words) explaining its relevance
to the multicultural or Indigenous community it caters towards.

For further information, contact:


Office of Shaoquett Moselmane MLC
NSW Parliament House
Macquarie Street
SYDNEY NSW 2000
Phone: (02) 9230 2526
Email: Louay.Moustapha@parliament.nsw.gov.au
Email: Kenrick.Cheah@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Authorised by Shaoquett Moselmane MLC


NSW Parliament House, Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000
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