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Last Date To Enter Redink Awards Extended To 15 March

Mumbai, 1 March, 2016:


Responding to requests of editors and individual journalists, the last date to enter for the Mumbai Press Club - Redink Awards 2016 has been extended to 15 March, 2016. Those who could not make it in time, or editors who could not put together their nominations so far, are requested to use this window to send in entries. For details about the rules and categories of Awards, please visit: www.mumbaipressclub.com.

Entries are elicited in 11 categories that include politics, business, crime, Science and Innovation, Environment, etc. Entries from print/web and television will be judged separately by juries that are set up for each of the categories.

After the awards were extended to television for all categories last year, the organizers were inundated with entries that crossed the 1,000 mark. This year too, a special drive is being made to elicit entries from regional media, and the response from Hindi publications has been especially encouraging. Last year, for the first time a new category – Journalist of the Year – was introduced; and it was won in a hard fought contest by Srinivasan Jain of NDTV.

In a period when journalists and journalism are under severe threat and pressures from violence, vested interest and hashtag writing, the theme for the RedInk Awards-2016 is: ‘TO RISE ABOVE IT ALL’. The theme will be reflected in all communication and publicity put out for RedInk Awards 2016.

The Awards will be presented to the winners at a glittering ceremony at the Jamshed Bhaba Hall, NCPA, in Mumbai on 26th April. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been invited to give a keynote speech and participate in the ongoing media debate at what has now become a not-to-be-missed event.
 
The RedInk Awards, the only national recognition for good journalism instituted by a professional body, have been created to raise the bar of news and feature writing in India and to encourage fair play and high ethical standards in media.
 
In the past, doyens of journalism including Vinod Mehta, Kuldip Nayar, N.Ram, Mrinal Pande and last year Dr Prannoy Roy have been honoured with the ‘Redink Award for Lifetime Achievement’ for their long and consistent service to the profession.
 
With warm Regards,

Rajesh Mascarenhas
Secretary
Mumbai Press Club

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MUMBAI PRESS CLUB ANNOUNCES REDINK AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM - 2016

Mumbai Press Club invites entries for the prestigious National Red Ink Awards for Excellence in Journalism–2016. In the sixth year now, the Red Ink Awards have been instituted to promote best practices among journalists and encourage good quality writing, fair play and high ethical standards.

Entries must be submitted by March 15, 2016.

Entries in the form of articles or stories published in the print & digital medium and television stories broadcast during calendar year 2015 [Category 1-9] and impactful photograph of the year [Category 10] published in the print or digital medium in 2015, are invited from Indian Journalists in the following categories:

  1. Business
  2. Crime
  3. Environment
  4. Health & Wellness
  5. Human Rights
  6. Lifestyle & Entertainment
  7. Politics
  8. Science & Innovation
  9. Sports
  10. The Big Picture (Photograph of the year)

Mumbai Press Club will also honour the outstanding journalist by the following award.

  1. The Journalist of the Year’ Award will be for a body of work in calendar 2015 that contributed to creating a lasting impact in any streams– print, digital or TV
  2. Lifetime Achievement Award’ is for a senior journalist who has contributed substantially to the growth and strengthening of the profession

The selection will be made by a special jury from amongst a shortlist drawn up by the Managing Committee of Mumbai Press Club. Responses from journalists will also be taken into consideration. The winning entry in each category will be awarded a cash prize of Rs. 1 Lakh, a trophy and a citation.

The broad guidelines for the contest are:

  1. The contest is open only for Indian citizens.
  2. A copy of the published Article (print or digital) or broadcast story needs to be sent along with the entry form.
  3. Individual entries must be accompanied by an entry form that can be downloaded from giving details of the journalist and accompanied by a recent photograph.
  4. Entries should have been published / broadcast in calendar year 2015 only.
  5. The various award categories should be studied carefully, and applications marked specifically for the category they fit into.
  6. An applicant is allowed a maximum of 3 entries across all categories.
  7. Entries will need to be authenticated (supported/recommended) by the Editors/Media Heads of respective media platforms. 
  8. Entries (excluding Hindi and Marathi)will have to be accompanied by an English translation. 
  9. Entries must have been published in registered print publications like newspapers or magazines or web-based publications / television networks; Writings on blogs however are not eligible for entry.  
  10. Entries of published articles/stories must be accompanied with a scanned copy (print medium) or print out (digital medium).
  11. Entries in the various Television categories must be sent on pen drive or DVD in mpeg format. Television entries must carry a brief text on the story and its impact.
  12. Entries must be mailed not later than 15th March, 2016 to: redinkawards@pressclubmumbai.com with a subject ‘Category Name’ for example: Sports – Print or Sports - Television.
  13. Entries can also be sent via post and should have ‘RedInk Awards-2016’ followed by the category name mentioned in bold and addressed to: The Secretary, Mumbai Press Club, Glass House, Azad Maidan, Mahapalika Marg, Mumbai–400001.
  14. A distinguished panel of judges in each category, appointed by the  Mumbai Press  Club, will decide the winners.
  15. The decisions made by the Judges and the Mumbai Press Club will be final.
  16. Winners who are not residents of Mumbai will be provided travel and accommodation for the Awards Ceremony by The Press Club.
  17. If a multi bylined article wins the Award, all the contributors will share the prize money.
  18. No claim shall be entertained if the winner fails to collect prize at the award ceremony.
  19. Please read the terms & conditions before entering the contest.

The Mumbai Press Club urges Editors/Media Heads to share this Awards information with their teams. Editors and Media Heads are also requested to nominate outstanding stories/articles for consideration under each category.

We thank you for your time and interest and look forward to your continued participation with the Red Ink Awards. For details, updates and information on the Awards, visit to www.mumbaipressclub.com. For further details contact: Mrityunjay Bose - 98925 41019 or undersigned – 95940 88999

Thanks & regards,

Rajesh Mascarenhas
Secretary
Mumbai Press Club

RedInk Awards - 2016: Terms and Conditions

Mumbai Press Club (MPC) will not be responsible for incomplete, illegible, unviewable, lost and late entries, all of which will be disqualified. MPC reserves the right to disqualify any entries by persons determined by MPC in its sole discretion to be tampering with or abusing any aspect of the Contest. MPC further reserves the right to disqualify any entry that is alleged to infringe on any third-party's intellectual property or other rights, or that MPC deems to be, in its sole discretion, obscene, offensive or otherwise inappropriate for viewing by a general audience. By entering the Contest, each contestant agrees that MPC and its licensees may publish his or her story or photograph or video in the related content of RedInk Awards and exhibit, copy, publish, make derivative works from or otherwise use his or her entry and other entry materials for any purpose, in any media, in perpetuity, without limitation or additional compensation.

By entering the Contest, you agree to MPC’s and its licensees' use of your name, likeness and biographical information in any media for non-commercial purpose without limitation or further compensation, unless prohibited by law. By entering the Contest, you further agree to release and hold harmless MPC, from any and all liability, claims, injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising from or in connection with your participation in the contest. MPC, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to suspend, modify or terminate this contest if it determines in its sole discretion that tampering, fraud or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of MPC has corrupted, compromised or impaired the security, integrity, fairness or proper operation of the contest. The Mumbai Courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any disputes which may arise out of or in connection with the RedInk Awards 2015.

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Article posted on 19/01/2016

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