First Nations Media Award 2018

MAJOR AWARDS

The Major Awards recognise lifetime achievement and outstanding contribution. They are open to both members and non-members of IRCA.

Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented annually in recognition of lifetime achievement and dedication to the development of the national First Nations media industry. It recognises an individual who has made a significant contribution in one or more fields; production, leadership, advocacy, management, innovation.

First Nations Outstanding Contributor Award

The Outstanding Contributor Award is presented annually to an active media practitioner who, through their work, has made a significant contribution to their organisation, community or to the development of the national First Nations media industry. This is to acknowledge all the unsung heroes working in the industry.

CONTENT AWARDS

The Content Awards are for media projects that have been completed within the last 12 months. To be eligible the nominated person or organisation has to be an IRCA member.

Best Documentary Award – Short

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This award acknowledges excellence in documentary production.  It recognises the research, story development, production, interview techniques, and post production that go in to making an effective documentary.

Best Documentary Award – Long

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This award acknowledges excellence in documentary production.  It recognises the research, story development, production, interview techniques, and post production that go in to making an effective documentary.

Best Radio Production Award

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This award acknowledges excellence in a produced radio program or series across any genre.  It recognises the research, story development, interview and production techniques, music and effects, and post production that go in to making an effective and engaging radio production.

Best Language/Culture Production Award

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This award recognises the use of media to convey language or cultural content for knowledge transfer, education, awareness raising and storytelling.  It recognises the approach, selection of appropriate speakers/ custodians/ sites, abidance by cultural protocols, creative techniques.

Best Sports Coverage Award

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This Award recognises excellence in sports coverage and commentary across any media.

Best Drama or Comedy Award

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This Award recognises the use of drama or comedy to convey a story or message in a creative and engaging way. It recognises the scripting, characters, performance and production involved in creating drama or comedy.

Best Music Video Award

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This Award recognises the storytelling mode of music video production in re-interpreting a song or piece of music in a creative and engaging way.  

Best News or Current Affairs Program

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This Award recognises excellence in news and/or current affair programming across any media format. It recognises the importance of research, story and talent selection, quality journalism, appropriateness of the format and content for the target audience, and effectiveness in informing and engaging the audience.

Best News or Current Affairs Story

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This award acknowledges excellence in journalism and news or current affairs coverage of a specific story. It recognises the interview techniques, production standards, appropriateness of the format and content for the target audience, and effectiveness of the story.

Best Interview or Oral History Award

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This award recognises an outstanding interview, oral history or spoken word program.  

Best Photography Award

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This award acknowledges excellence in photographic coverage of a news story or event, image of a person or team at work, or for promotion of a sector activity.  It recognises the photographic and post-production techniques, appropriateness of the format and content for the target audience, and effectiveness of the story.

Best Promotion or Station ID Award

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This Award recognises excellence in writing and production of short information campaigns, promotions, station IDs, sponsorship messages or community service announcements.

DEVELOPMENT AWARDS

The Development Awards recognise best practice in governance, technical innovation, training and outstanding contribution. To be eligible the nominated person or organisation has to be an IRCA member.

Best Training & Professional Development Award

This award recognises the planning and delivery of engaging, timely, appropriate training and professional development for media workers and staff. It can include formal and informal training and partnerships, provided the role of the nominating organisation is clearly outlined.

Best Trainee or Cadet Award

This award recognises a young person who is a trainee, cadet or volunteer who has contributed to their station or the sector in an outstanding way and shown strong commitment to the values of community broadcasting in a number of areas.

Technical Innovation Award

This Award recognises innovation and technical solutions to address challenges of broadcasting, media and communications delivery, including responding and adapting to digital convergence opportunities. Organisations are invited to outline a recent project or activity that has been implemented to effectively address a technical issue or need.

Organisational Excellence Award

This Award is to recognise best practice in governance, leadership and organisational development. Organisations are invited to outline activities in the last year relating to governance development and training, leadership, strategic planning, community consultation and engagement, business development, fundraising or other activities that have improved organisational practices and outcomes.