The Asian Media Awards have been launched for 2014.The awards aim to recognise the contribution of members of the Asian Media as well as reward the ground breaking work of reporters, writers and producers in highlighting issues affecting race relations and human rights.
The categories list aims to reward excellence in Journalism, Social Media, Press, Radio, TV, Marketing and Event Management.
Special awards this year include the Media Personality of the Year and the Outstanding Contribution to the Media Industry.
The Sophiya Haque Services to British Television is named after one of the UK’s best loved stage and screen actresses who sadly died of Cancer in 2013.New categories this year include an Outstanding Young Journalist award which recognises a person who has made a breakthrough into the media with a series of reports.
A new Best Video Channel Award celebrates the most original and creative video content on a video sharing website.
The event will see a finalists launch being held in London followed by the ceremony in Manchester in October.
Previous recipients of an award include actor James Harkishin, veteran TV and film actress Jamila Massey, writer and comedian Adil Ray and singer Apache Indian.
New judging panel members have been added to this year’s list and include some of the UK’s most respected individuals in their field.
Umbreen Ali, Media Manager said, “It was a privilege to host the inaugural Asian Media Awards in 2013.
“This year we are looking forward to celebrating new talent and inspiring work from a range of sectors within the industry.
“The media continues to embrace the changes carved by the internet. The categories list this year reflects that and includes several new genres which aim to recognise new and aspiring talent.
“There is a major focus this year on promoting young talent as we launch the Outstanding Young Journalist Award.
“I am delighted that we are again partnered by some of the leading media organisations in the world.”
The round table dinner event will be the Asian media event of the year and will take place in October.
Nominations can be made via the Asian Media Awards Website: www.asianmediaawards.com