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Journalism

Journalist of the Year

Our Journalist of the Year is an individual who has made a lasting impression with a series of reports on TV, radio, print and online. He or she is also an individual whose talent and drive has helped to inspire others within the media industry. He or she is someone who has made a valued contribution with a series of exclusive reports locally, nationally or internationally.

Work must have been aired or published in Britain between May 1 2016 and August 24 2017.

NOTE: Applicants can submit no more than ten pieces of work. Applicants must submit an up to date CV with all work.


Best Investigation

This award recognises an individual who has helped to highlight an important issue with an exclusive piece of work on TV, radio, print and online. It aims to reward an investigation, which has had a profound impact for the public good.

Work must have been aired or published in Britain between May 1 2016 and August 24 2017.

The award is open to investigations across the world but must have been produced by a British based media organisation or production company.


Regional Journalist of the Year

This award is in recognition of the work of an individual working in TV, radio, print and online at a regional or local level. He or she is someone who has produced consistent and varied work at a regional level.

Work must have been aired or published in Britain between May 1 2016 and August 24 2017.

NOTE: Applicants can submit no more than ten pieces of work. Applicants must submit an up to date CV with all work.


Outstanding Young Journalist

The Young Journalist Award recognises a person who has made valuable breakthrough into the media with a series of reports on TV, radio, print and online.

Work must have been carried out between May 1 2016 and August 24 2017.

NOTE: Finalists must be aged under 26 (as of August 5 2017).  Applicants can submit up to ten pieces of work. Applicants must submit an up to date CV with all work.


TV Report of the Year

This recognises the best local news and special feature report affecting the Asian community. This is a team award and nominations can be submitted on behalf of the producer, writer, editor and presenter.

Work must have been carried out or aired between May 1 2016 and August 24 2017.

NOTE: Work must have been carried out and produced in the UK. Work must have been aired on a UK mainstream TV and digital channel.


Print

Publication of the Year

This award aims to recognise outstanding newspaper or magazine work both in content, style and design. It is open to all local and national publications and takes into account website and social media presence. The publication may be solely website based.

The newspaper or magazine must be UK based and produced in the UK.


Radio

Radio Station of the Year

This award is for a radio station that has maintained a high level of standard over a sustained period of time. It will reward those radio stations that have gained a valued listenership through quality programming and promotional ventures during the year.

The radio station can be internet based but must be produced and transmitted from a UK base.


Regional Radio Station of the Year

Local radio stations including those reaching listeners on the internet remain a valuable service to their communities. The award will be presented to a radio station that has, as well as maintaining a high level of programming, helped to involve itself in community and charity ventures.

The radio station can be Internet based but must be produced and transmitted from a UK base.


Best Radio Show

This award recognises a radio show and programme that continues to sustain creative high standards.

The radio show can be internet based but must be produced and transmitted from a UK base.

Work must have been aired or published in Britain between May 1 2016 and August 24 2017.


Radio Presenter of the Year

This award acknowledges a radio presenter who has helped to sustain high standards over a period of time both in creativity and innovation.

The radio station can be internet based but must be produced and transmitted from a UK base.

Work must have been aired or published in Britain between May 1 2016 and August 24 2017.


TV

Best TV Character

This award recognises the best and most original TV fictional character on a mainstream UK channel.

Work must have been carried between March 1 2016 and August 24 2017.


Best TV Show

This award recognises the very best TV show or programme aired on a mainstream channel.

The show must have been aired or produced between March 1 2016 and August 24 2017. The TV show must have been produced in the UK.


Asian TV Channel of the Year

This award recognises the TV channel aired in the UK which has helped to transmit quality content over a sustained period of time.

The TV channel may be foreign based but must transmit to a UK audience.


Online

Best Website

This is an award for the most innovative website that is both creative and original in content. It rewards use of navigation, design and recommendation likelihood.

The website must include content produced in the UK.

Websites may NOT need to be news and features based. The award is open to event, marketing, lifestyle and public relations companies.


Best Blog

This award rewards the best columns, opinions, reviews and commentary for their originality, humour and creativity. This award also recognises an individual for his or her original and creative use of language over a sustained period of time on Twitter.

The blog must be UK based. The blog need NOT be news and features based.

The award is open to wedding, events, marketing and public relations professionals and writers.


Best Video Channel

This award celebrates the most original and creative video content on a video sharing channel. This recognises the work for its originality, creativity, likes, shares, and subscribers.

Work need not be based in the UK and may have been produced internationally.


PR & Marketing

Media Agency of the Year

This award will be presented to an agency that has delivered the most creative and innovative work for its clients targeting an Asian audience.

Work must have been carried out and produced in the UK.

Work must have been produced between May 1 2016 and August 24 2017.


Media Professional of the Year

PR and media managers and executives are the life-blood of the industry. This award recognises an individual who has maintained high creative standards. It also rewards those individuals whose work continues to be both innovative and original.

The media professional must be UK based.

The individual may be self-employed or work as part of a larger marketing team.

Work must have been produced between May 1 2016 and August 24 2017.


Creative Media Award

This award aims to highlight the creative use of digital or other media in a campaign to promote a product, brand or service.  This includes best use of social media to promote a product, brand or service.

Work must have been produced between May 1 2016 and August 24 2017.


Events

Best Stage Production

The special award recognises the most creative stage and theatre productions of the year. The event must have taken place between May 1 2016 and August 10 2017.

The event must have been marketed to a UK audience.


Best Live Event

Some of the most innovative events in the past year have looked to target audiences across the UK. This award recognises the most successful and creative concerts, exhibitions and festivals of the year.

The event must have taken place between May 1 2016 and August 10 2017.

The event can be a concert, exhibition, and festival. It may consist of music, fashion, drama and dance. The event must have been marketed to a UK audience.


Special Awards

AMA Best Newcomer

This New Talent award recognises an individual who has made an impression on film, television and online within a short space of time.

The award aims to showcase the work of producers, actors, writers, presenters and vloggers.


Media Personality of the Year

The Media Personality of the Year award aims to recognise an individual who has made a valued contribution in the media over a sustained period of time.

It aims to reward an individual who has made a significant contribution to the media in the UK.


The Sophiya Haque Services to British Television & Film Award

This award recognises an individual whose talent and drive has been an inspiration to others in British television and film.


Outstanding Contribution to Media Award

The award recognises the commitment and determination of an individual who has helped to shape the media within the UK.

It rewards the contribution of a special individual who is held within high regard by his or her contemporaries and whose work has made a lasting impression within the media landscape.