Harness Racing Australia (HRA) is looking for entries for the 2017 International Media Awards, to be announced as part of the World Trotting Conference, hosted by Standardbred Canada in August.
Entries must be received by HRA by close of business on 31 May 2017.
In categories where more than one entry is received, those submissions will be posted on www.harness.org.au for an online vote. One Australian based entry per category will then be submitted to Standardbred Canada for judging by members of the International Trotting Association (ITA).
Entries must have been published, originally broadcast or otherwise first distributed between 1 January 2015 and 31 December 2016.
All submissions should include a cover letter with the name, address, phone number, e-mail address and short biography/profile of the producer, author or photographer, and the name of the channel, station or publication on/or in which it appeared, along with verification of the date of broadcast/publication. There are no cash rewards, but winners will receive a trophy and international accolade.
Please make your submissions digitally to firstname.lastname@example.org and include a brief summary. For those submissions requiring a physical submission, please send to: Harness Racing Australia, Attn: Kerry Macaloney, Level 1, 400 Epsom Rd., Flemington, Victoria, 3031.
The nine categories are as follows:
BEST NEWS ARTICLE
For articles written 'on deadline' about 'breaking' events, including reporting about races, racing industry happenings and so forth, and published in daily or weekly newspapers or online publications. Please send an electronic word doc or pdf version of the article.
BEST MAGAZINE ARTICLE
For 'long-form' articles written as 'features' and published online or in magazines. Please send an electronic word doc or pdf version of the article.
Photos, not enhanced by any computer-aided special effects, other than those used to clarify the subject matter contained in the photograph; must be submitted as an 8-inch by 10-inch print, along with a high resolution digital version of the photo (minimum 300 dpi jpeg file).
BEST PRINTED OR WEB-BASED ADVERTISEMENT
For advertisements promoting races, breeding services and any other product, service or activity related to the sport of harness racing or Standardbred horses. Please send an electronic pdf version of the ad.
BEST VIDEO OR FILM (ONLINE VIDEO INCLUDED) ADVERTISEMENT
Video or film-based advertisements for racing, breeding or any other product or service related to the Standardbred industry. Please send a DVD or provide a link via e-mail to the video/film and provide a short summary of what the submission is about.
BEST TELEVISION PROGRAM OR DOCUMENTARY (ONLINE OR BROADCAST)
For programs that air on broadcast or the internet, whether long or short-form that do not include advertising content. Please send a DVD or provide a link via e-mail to the program and provide a short summary of what the submission is about.
For printed posters used to promote racing, breeding or any other industry-related activity, product or service. Please mail the actual poster and e-mail an electronic pdf version.
For publications, organizations or non-commercial entities that appear on the internet.
BEST SOCIAL MEDIA (NEW CATEGORY)
For demonstrated excellence in social media usage and innovation. Please include a summary of the social media tools used, links to the social media tools, and relative measurements of reach and impact.