To be eligible for the Mind HK Media Awards 2019, programmes or articles must have been broadcast or published in Hong Kong or have been available online between 1 July 2018 and 30 June 2019 (inclusive). We will accept submissions in English or Chinese. Any questions, please email . The submissions deadline for 2019 is September 13, 2019.
Entry Fees: We are charging a minimal amount to cover costs for the Mind HK Media Awards. Profits made will be donated directly to Mind Hong Kong's projects.
Journalist: Entry fee of HK$ 50
An individual journalist (print, broadcast or online, writing in Cantonese or English) who has made an outstanding contribution to the understanding of mental health issues. Entries must originate in Hong Kong and be published or broadcast in Hong Kong. Entries must be either a body of work from across the year, or an individual article which demonstrates significant research or investigative journalism.
Broadcast: Entry fee of HK$ 50
A news feature, documentary, radio programme, drama or drama series, soap or film that covers mental health issues. These may be broadcast, available online or have been on theatrical general release in commercial cinemas, but they must have originated in Hong Kong. Entries can be individual programmes or a compilation of shorter excerpts, and can be in Cantonese or English. They should be able to demonstrate reach and impact.
Student Journalist: FREE TO ENTER
An individual student or group of students from secondary school or university entering print, broadcast or online material developed/published in Hong Kong. This can be a piece of journalism or a piece of work completed for a class or independently.This can be in either Cantonese or English. Candidates who meet the Awards program criteria may nominate themselves. This category is also open to nominations; we encourage faculty members and teachers to nominate their own students. All mediums, from graphic design, to video, to blog posts, are welcome.
Digital Champion: Entry fee of HK$ 50
Open to bloggers, vloggers, Tweeters, Instagrammers, YouTubers, Tumblrites, illustrators, graphic designers and any individual online creators originating in Hong Kong, who embrace digital media to raise awareness about mental health or to support the mental health community. Podcasts (episodes or series) are welcome to submit in this category as well. Entries can be in Cantonese or English and should include evidence of reach and impact.
Making a Difference (Nominations only): FREE TO NOMINATE
Presented to an individual or organisation in recognition of their outstanding contribution to improving the portrayal of mental health in the media. The award is for those who set the agenda and initiate change. No separate entry required, these will be selected by the judges from the shortlisted entries. Candidates may not nominate themselves. Nominated submissions can be of any media form and in either English or Chinese.
Speaking Out (Nominations only): FREE TO NOMINATE
Presented to an individual who has experienced mental health problems, for their inspirational contribution to at least one of the shortlisted entries. No separate entry required, these will be selected by the judges from the shortlisted entries. Candidates may not nominate themselves. Nominated submissions can be of any media form and in either English or Chinese.
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