Singapore Press Club launches annual media awards in celebration of its 50th anniversary
The inaugural Singapore Press Club Awards will comprise:
— Rising Stars awards for young media professionals
— Sustainability Journalism award
— Hall of Fame of 50 media veterans
Nominations for the Awards and Hall of Fame inductees are now open.
Singapore, 27 April 2022 – In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Singapore Press Club, the media industry body here is launching its inaugural annual media awards to recognise journalists and other media-related professionals who have excelled and contributed to building a vibrant media industry in Singapore.
With the support of presenting sponsor Citibank Singapore and Sustainability Journalism Award title sponsor City Developments Limited (CDL), the awards aim to shine a spotlight on deserving media professionals by recognising their contributions across three categories – Rising Stars, Sustainability Journalism and a Hall of Fame.
Patrick Daniel, President of the Singapore Press Club said:“The digital age has brought profound changes to media consumption habits and altered the media landscape, but the industry remains vibrant and continues to play a pivotal role in disseminating and analysing news and information. The Singapore Press Club has been part of the media industry here for 50 years and the launch of these Awards is our commitment to continue serving both journalists and media-related professionals.”
Nominations are now open and will close on 13 May 2022. Award winners and Hall of Fame inductees will be announced at the Singapore Press Club 50th Anniversary Press Ball on 10 June 2022, where the Guest of Honour will be Josephine Teo, Minister for Communications & Information.
Rising Stars Awards for outstanding young media professionals
The Rising Stars Awards seek to celebrate and encourage young journalists and media professionals (below 35 years of age) by recognising excellence in their craft and impact of their work. There will be three sub-categories:
The Rising Stars – Young Journalist Award is aimed at young journalists who have excelled in their professional craft and served as role models.
The Rising Stars – Young Digital Journalist Award is for young journalists who have excelled in visual-storytelling using digital tools to create exemplary user experiences.
The Rising Stars – Young PR Professional Award aims to recognise young public relations professionals who have displayed exemplary media relations skills and exhibited professionalism and partnership in his or her work.
While the aim is to select one award winner in each sub-category, the judging panel will consider giving more in special cases where there are deserving candidates. Winners will be presented with a $500 cash prize, a trophy plus additional gifts from the sponsor.
Hall Of Fame to honour the industry veterans
The Hall of Fame aims to honour veterans of the media industry for their outstanding and lasting contributions to their profession and the industry. The Hall of Fame includes journalists and leaders in the media as well as media-related professions such as public relations, marketing and academia.
In celebration of the Singapore Press Club’s 50th anniversary this year, the Club will induct 50 Hall of Famers. Nominees must be aged above 65 years and have worked for at least 25 years in the media or a media-related profession. Honourees can also be inducted posthumously.
Adam Rahman, Head of Corporate Affairs, Citi Singapore & ASEAN, and also a member of the awards judging panel, said: “The Singapore Press Club Awards aim not only to recognise excellence among the younger generation of media professionals, but also the media veterans who have made a lasting contribution to the industry in their respective fields. Citi is pleased to be the inaugural sponsor of these awards as we support the important role that journalists and the media play in our society.”
CDL–Singapore Press Club Sustainability Journalism Award for impactful journalism
The Sustainability Journalism Award recognises the key role that journalists play in promoting sustainability by changing public attitudes, behaviours and policies. With sustainability being the critical global challenge of our time, this award aims to recognise journalists who have made an impact in furthering any of the17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations.
While the aim is to select one award winner, the judging panel will consider giving more in special cases where there are deserving candidates. Each winner will be presented with a $500 cash prize, a trophy plus additional gifts from sponsors.
Sherman Kwek, Group Chief Executive Officer, City Developments Limited said: “Being a long-standing thought leader in sustainability and a champion for the environment, CDL is proud to be the title sponsor for the Singapore Press Club’s inaugural Sustainability Journalism Award. This award is a meaningful effort to recognise journalists who excel in reporting on sustainability and the environment. The media is a powerful force in educating the public about climate issues. Greater awareness will bring about greater action from everyone.”
Nominations are now open
The Singapore Press Club invites members of the industry to nominate deserving candidates for the Rising Stars Awards, the Sustainability Journalism Award and the Hall of Fame.
Nominations are now open and will close on 13 May 2022.
Members of the judging panels comprise management committee members of The Singapore Press Club and representatives from the sponsors.
About Singapore Press Club
Founded in 1971 by members such as the late President Wee Kim Wee, Singapore Press Club Ltd is an organisation devoted to serving the needs of professionals in the media and media-related fields. The Club is run by a Management Committee elected by Members, which sustains its programming as a networking organisation for media professionals. Building on its 50-year heritage, the Club aims to promote careers in the media profession.
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