CBU Caribbean Broadcasting Awards 2015: Awards Rules and New Categories

Mar 14, 2016 | News Releases

CBU Caribbean Broadcasting Awards 2015: Awards Rules and New Categories

The Caribbean Broadcasting Union (CBU) announces new partnerships for the 21st renewal of the Caribbean Broadcasting Awards.

Coming on board as a first-time sponsor is the Caribbean Disaster and Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) with awards for the best radio and TV entries in Coverage of Disaster Risk.  Another new category this year is the UNICEF-sponsored award for Responsible Coverage of Children’s Issues.  While long-time CBU partner, UNESCO Caribbean introduces the first-ever prize in this competition for excellence in covering Climate Change.

The CBU is pleased to collaborate once again with the PAHO Barbados and Eastern Caribbean Office in presenting the Claire Forrester Awards for Best Health Journalism in radio and television.  This award is named in recognition of the late Jamaican journalist and health communication specialist.

And the best radio and TV entries in Agriculture will receive a trophy and a USD 500 cash prize, thanks to FAO Caribbean; while the UN Development Programme in Suriname once more celebrates the best entries focussing on the Indigenous Peoples of Suriname.

This year’s Awards Ceremony, to be hosted by CBU member, Instituto Cubano de Radio y Television (ICRT) takes place during the Union’s Annual General Assembly in Havana, Cuba, from October 24 to 27.

Please see the full list of categories and entry information in the 2015 Awards rules at this link.

For further information contact the CBU Secretariat at info@caribroadcastunion.org.