Australian Nominee for Best Photography Section - Ashlea Brennan's "Lennytheshark".
Harness Racing Australia (HRA) today announced the Australian nominations that will advance to compete as part of the International Media Awards to be determined at the World Trotting Conference, hosted by Standardbred Canada in August 2017.
Nominations were requested in March covering nine categories with the successful representatives selected via a combination of critical assessment against the criteria by the HRA judging panel who vote on the national awards annually and popular opinion via on-line voting.
Following this process, it has been determined that Australia will be represented in seven of the nine categories, with the following nominees advancing:
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.
Paul Courts - “Desperate Attempt to Save Promising Pacer”
Published 31 January 2016 on www.harnessnews.com.au
BEST MAGAZINE ARTICLE
For 'long-form' articles written as 'features' and published online or in magazines.
Paul Courts – “That’s Our Kerryn” (*previous national award winner)
Published 12 November 2015 on www.harnessnews.com.au
Photos, not enhanced by any computer-aided special effects, other than those used to clarify the subject matter contained in the photograph.
Ashlea Brennan – “Lennytheshark”
30 November 2015 - The Western Australian
1 December 2015 - In The Gig (Sky Racing)
3 December 2015 - Harness Racing Weekly and National Trotguide
16 December 2015 - The Shepparton News
18 December 2015 - The Seymour Telegraph
Feb/Mar 2016 - Harness Racer
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.
Harness Racing Victoria – “Love The Summer, Love The Trots”
Broadcast via Facebook
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.
Harness Racing Victoria – “Love Ina Chevy”
Broadcast via Facebook
For publications, organisations or non-commercial entities that appear on the internet.
Paul Courts – www.harnessnews.com.au
BEST SOCIAL MEDIA (NEW CATEGORY)
For demonstrated excellence in social media usage and innovation.
Various social media platforms incorporating innovative content including video, profiles, events, promotions and social engagement.
Scott Hamilton Media (*previous national award winner)
While any number of Scott’s coverage of the Inter Dominion series can be seen on GPTV, below are some other great samples of his work.
Examples of Work
Inter Dominion Full Of Flare
Lead up story for Inters covering International Visitors – Irish Horse – Vitale - Tetrick
The Inter Dominion Smokey
Human Interest story looking at the dreams of a local trainer and horse
Byford Trotting Training Centre
Used by GPHR to send to interstate trainers to assist them with where they may train their horses.
The Biggest Little Event in the World
Story of US Champion Tim Tetrick with WA Pony Trots kids
The trial of public voting was enthusiastically embraced and given its success; a similar process will be introduced for the national awards, as it provided a great opportunity for nominees to once again showcase their works, and for the industry to celebrate such depth and diversity of talent.