Emerge-AwardsThe Emerge Media Awards celebrates and showcases the achievements of journalism, media studies and communications students in Canada. The award recognizes the best writing, editing, videography, audio, digital design, communications and public relations work done at the post-secondary level. While the EMA program is administered and organized by the University of Guelph-Humber, all judges at both levels of review are independent professionals who do not work for and are not affiliated with the university.

Winners to be chosen from three categories:

Written Word
A great news report or editorial, print feature or blog post informs and illuminates; it can change minds and compel to action. Whether news story or feature, editorial or blog post, print piece or online posting, the winning submission in the Written Word category will exemplify storytelling in the traditions of great journalism. In addition to illuminating a subject or event with skill and insight, your submission might also compel readers to action or move them to tears.

Audio Storytelling
Powerful radio broadcasts or podcasts combine the drama of sound with the eloquence of the spoken word to inform and inspire. There’s a reason why radio has been described as the most intimate medium: it’s ubiquitous, it reaches listeners in their most private spaces and – even in the internet age – it’s often the first to break and deliver news. We’re looking for great audio stories – online or on-air broadcasts or podcasts – that harness the spoken word to inform and inspire.

Powerful video doesn’t just tell a story; it creates a relationship with viewers and an understanding of issues in unique ways. Powerful video doesn’t just tell a story with imagery and narrative; it creates a relationship with viewers and an understanding of issues in ways that no other medium can. It can persuade as well as inform. The winner of the Videography category may be a news story, feature, documentary or public service announcement. It might have been produced as a standalone piece or as a segment of a television or online broadcast or vlog post.

See more at: http://www.emergemediaawards.ca.