The Palace Theatre Manchester was the venue for this year’s Asian Media Awards launch event.
The evening heard from past winners and finalists as well as partners and sponsors.
Guests on the night were welcomed by Sheena Wrigley, Executive Director at the Palace Theatre and Opera House.
Attendees heard from Aran Dhillon of the Warrington Guardian who was a finalist at in Outstanding Young Journalist 2017 category and actor Bhavin Bhatt who was named AMA Best Newcomer in 2017.
A special time-lapse video showcasing how the ceremony is put together was unveiled by Supreme Dream Events and event caterers and partners Payal Events spoke of their involvement.
This year’s Asian Media Awards returns to the Hilton Manchester Deansgate on Thursday October 25 2018.
The official shortlist announcement will take place at MediaCom HQ on Monday September 17 2018.
Nominations for 2018 open Tuesday April 24 2018.
A full list of categories including special awards can be viewed at www.asianmediaawards.com/categories.
Previous recipients of an Asian Media Award include Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Waris Hussein, Art Malik, Mehdi Hasan, Nina Wadia and Anita Rani.
The University of Salford are premier sponsors and partners to the event include MediaCom, M.E.N, Press Association Training, Primesight & The Palace Theatre & Opera House.
The event is also supported by Manchester Metropolitan University, Routes Into Languages, AMT Lawyers, Hilton Manchester Deansgate, Namey, Supreme Dream Events, Payal Events and Cleartwo.