Journalism Awards Committee Announces “Journalism Awards 2019”

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The Journalism Awards Committee announced the eighth edition of “Journalism Awards”. Veteran journalist and Award Jury committee member Chittaranjan Biswas, Sayantan Das Adhikari and Paromita Ghosh, Directors of Candid Communication and Zaid Anwar, Director of Qari Ahmer Foundation (QAF) were present at the occasion. This year, the Committee has added “Bloggers Award” to its list of award categories. This year Journalism Awards is supported by Sugal Damani Group (Rajshree Lottery) along with Qari Ahmer Foundation and Infinity Education. 91.9 Friends FM is the Radio Partner, is the online media partner, Candid School of Communication and Eduglobal are the logistic partners and the entire event is conceived, coordinated and managed by Candid Communication.

Since its inception in 2009, Journalism Awards has emerged as one of the premium award ceremonies in Eastern India, celebrating excellence in journalism. It has carved a niche for itself and gained popularity in the media fraternity across Bengal, for recognizing their contribution to journalism.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Chittaranjan Biswas, veteran journalist and esteemed member of Journalism Awards Jury said “Journalism Awards has been instituted as an ode to honour the profession of journalism. It has always striven to recognize the contributions and efforts of journalists who have excelled in the field. Over the years, the committee has taken the onus to recognize and encourage those who have upheld the sanctity of this profession. This endeavour is a token of appreciation to support the excellent work by our scribes.”

The Procedural Aspects: To be eligible, the article or photo must be published during 1st January, 2018 to 31st December, 2018. A Panel of eminent judges chosen by the Members of the ‘Journalism Awards Committee’ will further screen the entries to choose the winner from each category.

The nominations can be sent to and the hard copy can be submitted at Candid Communication office at Merlin Infinite, Unit No 1207, 12th Floor, DN-51 Sector V Salt Lake, Kolkata 700091. The last date for filing the nominations would be 15th July, 2019 days post the announcement.  

The numbers of award categories are 20. The categories are Business, District Reporting, Electronic Media Reporting, Electronic Media Cameraman, General News (Bengali, English, Hindi and Urdu), Feature (Bengali, English, Hindi and Urdu), Lifestyle and Cinema (Bengali and English), Print Media Photography Lifestyle, Print Media Photography Sports, Print Media Photography Feature, Print Media Photography News, Sports (Bengali and English) and Bloggers Award.

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