The ADAMI Media Prize was created to encourage audio-visual journalists and media professionals in the EU Eastern Partnership countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine) to cover the themes of migration, integration, and cultural diversity.
ADAMI promotes their work by recognizing and rewarding exemplary programmes that focus on these themes and which bring them to the public through TV, online, and other medium.
We believe that mass media plays a significant role in shaping public opinion and attitudes, and that by showcasing diversity in society, they contribute towards peaceful coexistence between groups.
Through this prize, we want to increase media interest in promoting cultural diversity, to build a network of broadcasters, TV programme managers, and filmmakers in Eastern Europe who are working towards this goal, and to create a platform connecting them with their counterparts in the EU.
The word ADAMI comes from the Georgian word adamiani, for human being, based on the first human, the Biblical Adam. And ADAMI is about people. Behind all TV programmes and media productions are people; they disseminate images of people, made for people - images that shape Europe's future.
We are looking for all videos materials that showcase the ethnic, religious, and cultural diversity of the region. ADAMI will award six prizes in six categories: Non-Fiction & Documentaries; Fiction & Entertainment; News & Short non-fiction; Young ADAMI; Websites; Online Videos.
The competition is a great opportunity for exposure and networking with ADAMI’s partners, which include the European Broadcasting Union and Deutsche Welle Akademie. The ADAMI prizes are endowed with cash rewards. Nominees are invited to the ADAMI gala award ceremony in Kiev, Ukraine.
The ADAMI Media Prize for Non-Fiction is for documentaries and other non-fiction formats that are longer than 10 minutes. It is open to TV stations, TV production companies, and independent production companies based in any of the EaP countries.
The ADAMI Media Prize for Fiction covers pieces of fiction or entertainment, ranging from films, cartoons, TV series, commercial advertisements, and more. It is open to TV stations, TV production companies, and independent production companies based in any of the EaP countries.
The ADAMI Media Prize for News and Short Non-Fiction is specifically for news and other pieces of short non-fiction that are under 10 minutes long. It is open to TV stations, TV production companies, and independent production companies based in any of the EaP countries.
The Young ADAMI Media Prize is for TV or film productions. It is open to TV stations, TV production companies, and independent production companies based in any of the EaP countries - as well as film and TV schools, journalism schools, media & communication colleges. Participants cannot be over 28 years old.
The ADAMI Media Prize for Online Videos is for short online videos, submitted by a producer in one the of the EaP countries.
The ADAMI Media Prize for Web Pages is for websites as a whole covering the themes of integration and cultural diversity. Web Pages must be submitted by a producer in one of the EaP countries.
Jury and Announcement of Winner
An independent, international jury of leading journalists and media experts will decide which submissions will be accepted and will select the prize-winners. The jury's decision is final without legal recourse.
The winners of the ADAMI Media Prize 2016 will be announced in November 2016 during a festive TV gala in Kiew, Ukraine.
After registering online and receiving your competition number, please send the completed entry form (with company stamp and the signature of an authorized representative, where applicable) to:
ADAMI Media Prize for Cultural Diversity
Swiss Co-operation Office South Caucasus
12 Radiani Street
0179 Tbilisi, Georgia or to the address stated on the entry form.
You can learn more about ADAMI and how to apply at adamimediaprize.eu, or email email@example.com. Submissions are due on October 10, 2016.
You can register online by clicking on "Further official information".
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