Award
THE NATIONAL PRESS CLUB

Accepts entries starting July 1, 2016
Entry Deadline September 30, 2016
Decision Date November 1, 2016
Ceremony Date
Entry Fee (See Details)
Monetary or Material Award (See Details)

About the Award

This is a bi-annual award which will launch again in 2016. 

"The WMS Global Awards for Excellence, launched by the World Media Summit, is the first comprehensive news awards covering multiple media formats, including press, photo, video and integrated media. The awards, designed to become an authoritative, credible and globally influential news showcase, are open to news agencies, newspapers, TV stations and news websites around the world.
The WMS Global Awards for Excellence honors “TRUTH, OBJECTIVITY, EXCELLENCE” in journalism. The awards encourage all people working in the media sector to keep honing their professional skills and pursue excellence, while inspiring media setups to work with the times in the spirit of innovation.
The awards include three categories: New Media Reporting Awards , Media Innovation Awards and Awards for Exemplary News Teams and News Professionals in Developing Countries.
The WMS Secretariat will invite veteran and senior news practitioners from the Secretariat members and other world renowned media organizations, as well as experts and scholars from professional academic institutions, to act as judges. They are to proceed with their work in line with prevailing international norms and with the principle of ""equality and justice."""

Notable Winners

"2014
Sainath Palagummi,The Hindu, India"

Jury

"The panel of judges is composed of veteran and senior news practitioners from the Secretariat members and other world renowned media organizations, as well as experts and scholars from professional academic institutions.

To ensure impartiality, the list of judges each year will not be made public until the winners list is announced."

Monetary/Material Award Details

Winners will be given a certificate and 10,000 US dollars each

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible entrants refer to professional media practitioners working in authentic news agencies, newspapers, TV stations and Internet network institutions from all countries and regions. User-generated websites and social media such as YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Wechat, micro-blogs and Wikis are not included.

Entry Fee Details

Required Material

"Sign-in and entry submission is online. Entrants should log on to the WMS official website www.worldmediasummit.org to register, create a personal ID and complete entry forms before submission. Entrants will be guided through the process. Incomplete information will disqualify the submission. The following is required for entry submission:
-- Full name of the news professional
If the professional is affiliated to a news organization, please provide the full name and official website of the organization, as well as the professional’s title and department.
-- Necessary entry materials
A comprehensive and systematic description of the news professional is needed, including his/her working experience, coverage area, major achievements and influence.
Submit no more than five pieces of the professional's representative works. The works should have been accomplished and published between Jan.1, 2012 and Dec.31, 2013. For detailed submission formats, please refer to Technical requirements.
-- Proof of publication
Copies of the published works are required in PDF or JPG format. The size for each should be between 400k and 1M.
For works published online, please provide the URL and make sure that judges have free access to the webpage from July to November 2014.
-- Supplementary materials
Please provide at least one recommending letter in English from a person familiar with the news professional. Please attach a copy (in PDF or JPG format, size between 400k and 1M) of previous awards the news professional has won, if any."

Entry Format

"A. TEXT
Upload entries in PDF format (size between 400k and 1M). The submitted entry should be faithful to the published one. Each entry should be formatted as a separate PDF. Microsoft Word can create a formatted PDF document containing text and photos. The PDF file should not be the scanned one.
The PDF file should include
a. the entry's original publication layout on the first page
b. the necessary entry information, including titles of entries (as originally published), columns and layout, names of reporters, publication date and language, and the names of media platforms on which the entry was published.
c. the English version of the entry if it is published in a language other than English.

B. PHOTOGRAPHS
Photographs may be uploaded in either color or black-and-white. The submitted entry should be uploaded as it was originally published. Digital photographs should be in JPEG format, with the file size between 800k and 2M. The photographs should not measure fewer than 2000 pixels on their longest side. Adobe RGB or SRGB is recommended for color pictures, while Gamma 2.2 is recommended for black-and-white ones. CMYK is not accepted.
Provide necessary information of the photographs in PDF format (size between 400k and 1M). Each entry should be formatted as a separate PDF. Microsoft Word can create a formatted PDF document containing text and photos. The PDF file should not be the scanned one.
The PDF file should include:
a. the entry's original publication layout on the first page;
b. the necessary entry information, including titles of entries (as originally published), columns and layout, names of reporters, publication date and language, and the names of media platforms on which the entry was published;
c. the English captions of the entry if it is published in a language other than English to facilitate the judges' better understanding of the entry. Captions should include when, where, what and other news elements.

C. VIDEO
Provide entry information including titles at broadcasting time, names of reporters/anchors, principal producers, time of broadcast and TV channels and languages used in PDF format (size between 400k and 1M). Each entry should be formatted as a separate PDF. Microsoft Word can create a formatted PDF document containing text and photos. The PDF file should not be the scanned one.
Upload videos. If the entry was broadcast by a TV station, the station should bear its own logo. If aired online, the video footage should be intact. Ads should be erased from the footages. Entries should remain the same as were broadcast. Re-editing is not accepted. Non-English entries should be accompanied by an English translation of the subtitles.
Entries should observe the following technical specifications in producing the video:
* File formats: WMV/ AVI
* Maximum file size: 1 GB. Separated ones should be marked with sequence number
* Channels: dual or stereo channels
* Coding format:
WMV: WMV2 for video coding; WMAV2 for audio coding
AVI: MPEG4 for video coding; MP3 for audio coding
* Videos should use progressive scanning (no interlacing).
e.g. Video footage shot at 24fps should be encoded and uploaded at 24fps. Video shot at 30fps should be uploaded at 30fps. Video shot at 720p60, should be uploaded at 720p60. Video shot at 1080i60, should be de-interlaced before uploading at 1080p30
* Resolution
Online players usually display videos in a 16:9 frame. If you are uploading a non-16:9 file, it can also be processed and displayed. However, we recommend the following three resolutions:
480p:854*480 720:1280*720 and 1080:1920*1080
* Bit rates
To ensure the effect of broadcasting, bit rates are suggested to be no lower than the following:
Format Video Bit Rate Audio Bit Rate
HD 2,000 kbps 128 kbps
SD 1,000 kbps 128 kbps
* Time limit: no longer than 90 minutes.

D. MULTIMEDIA REPORTING
Upload entries in PDF format (size between 400k and 1M). The submitted entry should be faithful to the published one. Each entry should be formatted as a separate PDF. Microsoft Word can create a formatted PDF document containing text and photos. The PDF file should not be the scanned one.
The PDF file should include:
a. the screenshot of the entry's original publication layout on the first page;
b. the necessary entry information, including titles of entries (as originally published), columns and layout, names of reporters, publication date and language, and the names of media platforms on which the entry was published;
c. the English version of the entry if it is published in a language other than English.
If the entry contains video materials, please include a video screenshot. Video materials should be uploaded as a separate package. See the above technical requirements for videos.

5. Seeking Help
If you fail to upload the entry materials online due to poor network conditions, you may send an email to [email protected] with name, organization, country, video name, video size, contact information and other information deemed necessary. The WMS Secretariat will contact you as soon as possible to address the problem."

Contact Information

"Address: No. 97, A. Xuanwumen West Street, Xicheng District, Beijing, China
Postal Code: 100031
Tel: (8610) 88051071, 88053233;
Fax: (8610) 88051071, 88053230
Official Website: www.worldmediasummit.org
E-mail: [email protected]"

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