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2010 CBA AWARDS – CALL FOR ENTRIES
The CBA is now calling for entries to its 2010 Awards. Television or Radio programmes produced, or broadcast, for the first time between 1st August 2008 and 1st September 2009 are eligible for entry.
Deadline -- Entries should reach the CBA Secretariat by 1st December 2009.
Duration -- The minimum duration of the programme should be 10 minutes and the maximum duration must not exceed 60 minutes. The programme's duration must be clearly marked on the DVD or CD.
Applications -- Five (5) copies of each application should be sent with 5 DVD (PAL) unencrypted and all regions for television features and 5 copies of CDs for radio features.
Language -- Programme entries may be in any language but they must be subtitled in English for television entries. Radio programmes in languages other than English must be sent with a clear text in English explaining the concept of the programme and its impact.
Fees -- CBA members and affiliates can send one entry free in each category. For every additional entry in a category there is a fee of £20 for members and affiliates. The fee for non-members is £60 per entry. These fees must be either included with the entry or paid in advance.
Forms -- Application forms can be downloaded from the CBA’s website:
Amnesty International Award for Human Rights Programme
This award is for a radio or television feature on any area of Human Rights with a particular emphasis on programming that highlights the human rights situation of those living in poverty. The programme must be challenging, have high production value, be engaging for a wide audience, and is likely to have made an impact on the public debate and/or policy.
World Bank Award for Programme on Development Issues
This award is for an outstanding radio or television feature that illustrates development issues – whether they be social or economic, or dealing with good governance or with technical or environmental initiatives, or the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the set of international target to be reached by the year 2015 to improve the lives of the world’s poor.
The programme must be more than a simple narrative. It should focus on a development issue, be engaging for a wide audience and have high production value.
UNESCO Award for Science Reporting & Programming
This award is for a radio or television programme on science and technology. The programme should have high production value and aim to promote a better public understanding of science and technology as powerful tools for social development, disseminate scientific and technical information in an interesting and engaging manner that would attract the attention of a wide-ranging audience.
CBA-IBC Award for Innovative Engineering
This is an Award that can be won by a television or radio station, small or large, in the developed or the developing world. The applicant has to show the innovation involved in a particular engineering/technical project, how it has saved money and increased effectiveness.
Thomson Foundation Award for Coverage of Environment by an African
This award is for a radio or television programme about environmental issues produced by an African broadcast journalist working for an African channel or as an independent producer in Africa. The successful programme (news feature or documentary) will feature innovative and compelling coverage of an environmental issue which has had an impact on audiences and/or policy makers - entries covering climate change will be viewed favourably. Entrants should provide details of scheduling, numbers reached and evidence of response.
One World Media Award for Extending Audience Reach
CBA Roll of Honour
The CBA Roll of Honour recognises CBA members who have served their organisations, the CBA, and the principles of Public Service Broadcasting. The criteria include:
This will be judged jointly by the CBA President and CBA Secretary-General. Nominations are invited from employees of CBA member organizations. They should include a short CV detailing relevant achievements, as well as statements on the nominee’s association with the CBA and on their contribution to furthering Public Service Broadcasting. Supporting documents (e.g. newspaper articles) are also welcome.
Pacific Islands News Association
Who & What is PINA?
International News Safety Institute (INSI)
Media Helping Media