2012-05-04 21:22:55

Multi-Awarded TV Anchor Belva Davis Hosts the 2O12 NAM Northern CA & Central Valley Ethnic Media Awards Gala on July 19th!


There's less than two weeks to go before the new POSTMARK DEADLINE of MAY 11th and we look forward to receiving all your submissions soon!

Click here for our Official Call for Entries, Guidelines and Submission Form. We are also providing translations of our Official Call for Entries in Chinese, Spanish, and Korean. NAM encourages in-language as well as English-language entries, and participants are encouraged to include their own translations wherever possible.

It is a privilege to partner with our long-time collaborator, KQED, which will host our Awards Gala at their San Francisco studios on July 19, 2012, Thursday with a reception starting at 5:30 pm and the awards ceremonies to be held from 6:45 PM - 8:00 PM.

We are honored to have Bay Area journalism icon Belva Davis as our Awards Gala emcee and honoree. She is the multi-awarded host of KQED's "This Week in Northern California", and NAM will take the opportunity during the programme to salute her groundbreaking achievements that have helped carve a path for journalists of color.

We are calling for entries for work published between January 1, 2011 and March 1, 2012. Award categories include Outstanding Hyperlocal Report/Feature; Outstanding Investigative/In-Depth Story; Outstanding Community Reporting - For Radio and For Television; and Outstanding Community Blogger, among others. Award winners will receive cash prizes and a trophy or certificate.

PG&E, the founding sponsor of the awards event, is underwriting an award to the news organization to be selected by judges for Outstanding Coverage of Interracial/Inter-ethnic Relations.

For the purposes of this competition, Northern California and the Central Valley stretches from the Oregon border through Fresno. NAM will host a Southern California Ethnic Media Awards competition and gala in late summer that will include ethnic media from Calexico to Bakersfield.

For more information about please contact Odette Keeley, Over-all Awards Coordinator at: 415.503.4170 or [email protected]

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