Honoring media, bloggers, social media influencers as front liners in the time of pandemic
Embracing virtual experiences as the new normal, Globe Telecom is going digital for this year’s Globe Media Excellence Awards (GMEA) in a bid to recognize the exceptional and agile work of journalists, bloggers, and social media influencers in Visayas and Mindanao who continue to cover the impact of COVID-19 pandemic amid the risks and disruptions.
This year’s GMEA is anchored on the issues and realities of “Life in the New Normal,” such as the COVID-19 response, the impact of quarantine on different sectors, and the difficult road to economic recovery. Moreover, entries should also be in line with Globe's commitment to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): care for the environment, positive societal impact, care for people, and the digital nation.
“GMEA 2020 comes at an unusual time as the world faces a shared health and economic crisis that presents new ways of living. Media plays an important role in the COVID-19 response even as it poses challenges to the industry, like a quick pivot to more digital content. As an ICT enabler, Globe wants to champion stories that show us different life perspectives during the pandemic,” said Yoly Crisanto, Globe Chief Sustainability Officer and Senior Vice President for Corporate Communications.
In line with the changing tides, GMEA added new categories: COVID-19 Story of the Year (recognizing the best story that covers the pandemic which demonstrates excellent, resourceful, and factual narrative of the issue) and Community Development Story of the Year (recognizing the best story that promotes community development which focuses on the digitalization of communities or sustainability programs). It also expanded its coverage to Cebu, Bacolod, Iloilo, Bohol, and Tacloban/Ormoc in Visayas as well as Davao, Cagayan de Oro, General Santos, Zamboanga in Mindanao.
To date, Globe has received over 400 entries from Visayas and Mindanao. Globe will announce the winners from Visayas & Mindanao through a live-streamed event on November 26, 2020, at 4:00 P.M. via GlobeICON’s Facebook page.
The same standards of excellence were applied for all contenders for an award, whether their works are written in English, Bisaya, Hiligaynon, or Chavacano.
Globe first launched its Media Excellence Awards in 2012 to promote freedom of the press and media excellence by recognizing media practitioners who demonstrate excellence in their field of work.
To know more about the Globe Media Excellence Awards, visit https://www.globe.com.ph/globe-media-excellence-awards.html#gref.