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Mining Media Awards

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Introduction

 

The Mining Media Awards were born out of the realisation that the media is an invaluable asset in creating a platform for advocacy and influence in the mining sector.  The inaugural awards held in 2014 were a remarkable success receiving support from the media, mining fraternity and Government alike. Though mining provides impetus for local economic growth in Zimbabwe, its operations remain misunderstood by the majority of the public. It also finds itself under intense scrutiny more than ever before, especially in the wake of the era of resource nationalism that is blowing across the developing world.

 

With the sector taking center stage in economic development, it is in the mining industries best interest to forge meaningful relationships with the media through capacitating and rewarding media practitioners who are able to objectively articulate its concerns. With the support of our various partners the Mining Media Awards seek to honour media practitioners who have significantly contributed towards objective and impactful coverage of the mining sector.

 

Mejrkh Communications in partnership with the Chamber of Mines brings the 2015 edition of the Mining Media Awards, under the theme “Driving excellence in mining reporting”. The awards ceremony will be held on the 28th of August 2015. 

 

 

Rationale for Awards

 

Owing to its capacity to communicate the true position on the ground, the media has a perfect profile for advocating for the mining sector. The Mining Media Awards aim to encourage coverage of the mining sector in the local media in a manner that has a favourable influence on decision makers, the public and the sector in general. The awards will reward media practitioners who would have meaningfully contributed towards creating awareness on the activities of the mining sector, issues affecting it as well as its role and relevance to economic growth.

 

 

Proposed Selection Criteria

 

News items will be judged on the following criteria:-

  • Clarity
  • Relevance
  • Quality of research evident in each item
  • The possible impact that items might yield on the sector
  • The overall contribution to the mineral and mining exploration industry in the country

 

 

Proposed Award Categories

 

The following are the proposed categories for the Awards:-

 

  • Small Scale and Artisanal Mining Award
  • Mining Sector and the Economy Award
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Award
  • Platinum Sector Best Reporter Award
  • Gold Sector Best Reporter Award
  • Diamond Sector Best Reporter Award
  • Overall Mining Sector Reporter of the Year

 

Proposed Conditions of Entry

 

To encourage significant media participation, the proposed conditions of entry are as follows:-

 

  • Only accredited journalists will be eligible to submit entries for the awards. 
  • There is no limit to the number of different entries a participant may submit.
  • Two copies of each entry (including the entry form, articles, CD, DVDs) must be submitted.
  • Evidence must be submitted in support of every entry as to the authenticity of the entry. Such evidence will be in respect to content (therefore only articles with a byline will be accepted), date of air, programme in which the material was used and hard copy of website material.
  • The judges’ decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into thereafter

 

Expected Outcomes

 

The Mining Correspondents Media Awards are expected to yield the following results:-

  • Objective and accurate coverage of the mining sector
  • Diversified coverage of the mining sector
  • Creation of greater and more impactful discourse on the mining sector
  • Greater appreciation of the processes involved in mining as well as its role in economic growth
  • Lobbying decision makers for favorable conditions for the mining sector
  • Greater appreciation of the contribution of the mining sector in economic growth

 

Call for entries

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Application form

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Programme

The awards ceremony

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