Women in Media Awards 2017

Awards night - 1st September Royal Randwick

Recognising exceptional women in media

Inspirational women are all around us – leading, innovating and mentoring the next generation, and B&T will recognise this with its annual Women in Media Awards, presented by Bauer Media Group.

Running for the fifth consecutive year, this program recognises those exceptional women who have achieved success in their professional arenas and celebrates their invaluable contribution through their leadership, innovation and courage to their industry.

MC: Janice Petersen - Janice Petersen has spent more than 15 years working as a cross platform journalist and news presenter. Janice brings to SBS a solid background in journalism after many years at the Australian Broadcasting
Corporation where she reported on and covered breaking news events right across Australia. More about Janice.

Keynote speaker: Kristina Keneally - The Hon Kristina Keneally is the 42nd Premier of New South Wales (2009 – 2011) and the first woman to hold the office. More about Ms Keneally.

Categories have been updated this year, so please review closely before commencing your entries.

New categories introduced: Creative Producer, Male Champion of Change, Best Ad Campaign - Championing the Equality Cause

ROYAL RANDWICK RACECOURSE SYDNEY

Awards gala dinner

CATEGORIES

  • 1. Creative
  • 2. Creative Producer
  • 3. Entrepreneur
  • 4. Journalist / Producer
  • 5. Marketing
  • 6. Media Buyer / Planner
  • 7. Public Relations
  • 8. Rising Star
  • 9. Sales / Account Manager
  • 10. Strategy
  • 11. Tech
  • 12. Male Champion of Change
  • 13. Mentor
  • 14. Employer
  • 15. Best Ad Campaign - Championing the Equality Cause

CRITERIA FOR CATEGORIES 1 - 10

The following criteria applies to the first 11 categories: Creative, Creative Producer, Entrepreneur, Journalist / Producer, Marketing, Media Buyer / Planner, Public Relations, Rising Star, Sales / Account Manager, Strategy, and Tech.

    1. A brief overview of what the nominee has contributed in the judging period of January 1, 2016 to April 30, 2017, to the media profession and the wider community (500 words – 50 points)
    2. Outline the nominee’s future ambitions (500 words – 30 points)
    3. At least one reference from either an employer, community leader, academic or client must be included with the entry (300 words – 20 points)
    1. An outline of the significant contribution the entrant has made to the retention, progression, satisfaction or development of individuals or groups of females within their organisation and/or the profession (500 words – 40 points)
    2. A brief profile of the nominee, including significant achievements and accomplishments of note during their time with their organisation (500 words – 30 points)
    3. Two individual references of no more than 500 words each, from appropriate staff members detailing their own experiences with the nominee (1000 words – 15 points each)

CRITERIA FOR MALE CHAMPION OF CHANGE

CRITERIA FOR MENTOR

    1. An outline of the significant contribution the entrant has made to the retention, progression, satisfaction or development of individuals or groups of females within their organisation and/or the profession (500 words – 40 points)
    2. A brief profile of the nominee, including significant achievements and accomplishments of note during their time with their organisation (500 words – 30 points)
    3. Two individual references of no more than 500 words each, from appropriate staff members detailing their own experiences with the nominee (1000 words – 15 points each)
    1. Evidence of a well thought out and executed recruitment policy that demonstrates how specific programs and initiatives have benefited females in the company (500 words – 30 points)
    2. Employers should provide two individual staff case studies of no more than 500 words each, from appropriate staff members detailing their own experiences at the company. One should be for a member of staff who joined during 2015-2016, the other for a member of staff who joined in 2014 or earlier (1000 words – 25 points each)
    3. Demonstrate a commitment to the development and retention of female talent (300 words – 20 points)

CRITERIA FOR EMPLOYER

CRITERIA FOR BEST AD CAMPAIGN

This newly created category aims to recognise campaigns which champion the equality cause and contribute to the promotion of women.

    1. Outline the central idea behind this campaign in answering client’s brief (250 words – 40 points)
    2. Evidence of the quality of execution and integration in multiple media channels (200 words – 30 points)
    3. Demonstrate evidence of its effectiveness and success in targets set out by the brief (200 words – 30 points)

GENERAL CRITERIA AND INFORMATION – APPLICABLE FOR ALL CATEGORIES

    1. The on-time deadline for entries is Friday 7th July 2017 (5pm AEST). Late entries are accepted until Friday 14th July 2017 (5pm AEST).
    2. The cost of each on-time entry is $149 (ex GST). Late entries are $199 (ex GST) each.
    3. You are eligible to enter more than one category, as long as the work submitted meets the criteria.
    4. Previous Women in Media award winners ARE eligible to enter again.
    5. Peer and self-nominations are accepted.
    6. Judging is done by a panel of industry experts and entries are given a score out of 100.
    7. Entry fees must be paid by credit card at time of completing online submissions. If your submission/s have not been paid for at close of entry they may not be included for judging.
    8. Please ensure all details are entered accurately, and please include nominee’s profile photo (in Attachment tab), as this will be used for the Awards presentation.
    9. All nominees must purchase ticket to attend awards gala dinner. Table rate and combo tickets with the Forum and 3% Conference are available.

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