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

Behind the Bloodshed, USA Today


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

Necessary entry material
A comprehensive and systematic description of the innovation is needed, including its publication platform and time, its innovation content and features, as well as its influence on other media setups.
Entries include but are not limited to the cultivating and implementing of new ideas, new technologies and new practices, e.g. efforts in fostering interaction among news organization and its audiences, in adopting new means and platforms to tell a news story in a better way, and in producing new forms of programs catering to multiple user experiences.
-- Proof of publication/broadcast/application
Please provide a URL or a screenshot of the project and make sure judges have free access to the webpage from July to November 2014.
-- Supplementary material
Please provide at least one recommendation letter in English from a person familiar with the innovation item. Please include a PDF/JPG format of any previous awards of the project, may have received, if any.(PDF/JPG file:size between 400k and 1M)

Entry Format

Sign-in and entry submission is online. Entrants should log on to the WMS official website 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:
-- Entry information
It includes the title of entry, full name of participating team and full name and official website of the higher-level media organization to which the team is affiliated.

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:
E-mail: [email protected]"

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