2014 GoMedia Awards for Canadian and International Citizens in Canada

2014 GoMedia Awards for Canadian and International Citizens in Canada

Deadline: May 12, 2014

Applications are invited for GoMedia Awards available for bloggers, journalists, photographers and videographers to submit their inspired travel tales for international recognition in up to 10 GoMedia Award categories.

These awards are available to all journalists who have produced travel stories about Canada as a result of past (2011, 2012, 2013) GoMedia attendance.

Benefits:

  • Media winners (categories 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7) will receive a $500 cash prize, plus locally sourced art piece.
  • Non-media winners (categories 8, 9) will receive a locally sourced art piece.
  • The Keep Exploring –Award of Excellence (category 10) winner receives round-trip tickets for two people from their city/country of origin to anywhere in Canada (max value $4,000).

Categories and Eligibility:

The eligibility criteria for each 2014 GoMedia Award category is as follows:

  • Print and Online: leisure, lifestyle, adventure, culinary (Canadian media)
    • French- and English-language submissions only
    • -Open to all journalists who have produced travel stories about Canada as a result of past (2011, 2012, 2013) GoMedia attendance
    • -Published non-fiction travel-inspired writing
    • -Previous submissions that have not won may be re-submitted
    • -No word-count limit
    • -Submissions are judged based on a story’s overall quality and impact, inspiring readers to think about Canada as a travel destination
  • Print & Online: leisure, lifestyle, adventure, culinary (international media)
    • -All languages accepted
    • Open to all journalists who have produced travel stories about Canada as a result of past (2011, 2012, 2013) GoMedia attendance
    • -Published non-fiction, travel-inspired writing
    • -Previous submissions that have not won may be re-submitted
    • -No word-count limit
    • -Submissions are judged based on a story’s overall quality and impact, inspiring readers to think about Canada as a travel destination
  • Blogging: Canadian media
    • -French- and English-language submissions only
    • Open to all journalists who have produced travel stories about Canada as a result of past (2011, 2012, 2013) GoMedia attendance
    • -Travel-related blogs: non-fiction, travel-inspired work
    • -Previous submissions that have not won may be re-submitted
    • -No word-count limit
    • -Submissions are judged based on a story’s overall quality and impact, inspiring readers to think about Canada as a travel destination
  • Blogging: international media
    • -All languages accepted
    • -Open to all journalists who have produced travel stories about Canada as a result of past (2011, 2012, 2013) GoMedia attendance
    • -Travel-related blogs: non-fiction, travel-inspired work
    • -Previous submissions that have not won may be re-submitted
    • -No word-count limit
    • -Submissions are judged based on a story’s overall quality and impact, inspiring readers to think about Canada as a travel destination
  • Photography (Canadian and international media)
    • -Open to all journalists who have produced travel stories about Canada as a result of past (2011, 2012, 2013) GoMedia attendance
    • -Submissions are judged based on a story’s overall quality and impact, inspiring readers to think about Canada as a travel destination
    • Online Video (Canadian and international media)
    • -All languages accepted
    • -Open to all journalists who have produced travel stories about Canada as a result of past (2011, 2012, 2013) GoMedia attendance
    • -Submissions are judged based on a story’s overall quality and impact, inspiring listeners/viewers to think about Canada as a travel destination
  • Broadcast TV (Canadian and international media)
    • -All languages accepted
    • -Open to all journalists who have produced travel stories about Canada as a result of past (2011, 2012, 2013) GoMedia attendance
    • -Submissions are judged based on a story’s overall quality and impact, inspiring listeners/viewers to think about Canada as a travel destination
  • Online Media Centre Award – Industry Submissions
    • -Open to Canadian tourism partners including convention and visitor bureaus, PR firms, media relations representatives, tourism organizations, transportation, hotel and other travel and tourism sectors
    • -Submissions are judged based on overall content and visuals, as well as usability, design and innovation
    • -Submissions can be made by industry representatives or journalists
  • GoMedia GoGetter Award for PR Excellence
    • -Journalists and industry representatives nominate a Canadian public relations professional who provided exceptional service in 2013
    • -Recognizes an example of a PR professional who went above and beyond to support a visiting journalist and assist in the development of a Canadian travel story
    • -Submissions and nominations can be made by industry representatives or journalists
  • Keep Exploring – Award of Excellence (Canadian and international media)
    • -All languages accepted
    • -Open to all Canadian and international journalists who have a longstanding relationship with the CTC and the Canadian tourism industry
    • -Must have attended GoMedia in the past
    • -No word-count limit
    • -Submissions can be made by industry representatives or journalists
    • -Submissions are judged based on a story’s overall quality and impact, inspiring listeners/viewers to think about Canada as a travel destination
    • -Submissions will include a short bio about the nominee and their contributions

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