Topics of categories
Starting this year, in addition to business nominations, we introduced ‘Culture’ and ‘Community’ blocks of categories.
‘Business’ block includes the following categories:
- Economic Policy: Finance, Investments
- Agricultural Sector
- Industrial Production: Mining-metallurgical Complex & Industry
- Telecommunications & IT
- Consumer Markets
- Energy Sector
‘Culture’ block includes the following categories:
- Visual art
‘Community’ block includes the following categories:
- Life Quality: Democracy, Social Protection, Environment
- Health Care
- Lifestyle: Food, Tourism, Fashion
This year we added two image nominations. ‘For Contribution to Journalism Development’ category will honor journalists and editors, who in opinion of winners of previous years influenced the development of this trade in the country. Young journalists who started their career no more than two years ago from the moment of their first publication may submit their texts in ‘Discovery of the Year’ category.
Since the current season of the contest is experimental, voting will be arranged in two formats – the old and the new ones.
According to the old format, any editor of a business, sociopolitical or lifestyle publication, registered as a Jury member on the contest website, will be able to cast a vote for a submitted article.
In the new format, the submitted works will be evaluated by the expert judging panel that will consist of media experts, heads of sector committees of business associations, editors, journalists from business, sociopolitical and lifestyle publications. Judging panel is formed on the following basis: The Supervisory Board proposes the candidates and creates the long-list. Then journalists cast their votes for the most competent candidates in the field of text evaluation, in their opinion. Thirty persons with the highest number of votes will form the judging panel of the prize in 2018.
PR-managers will no longer appraise journalists in any of the formats.
Starting this year, the judging panel will be evaluating the quality of texts. This assumes that every person casting a vote should look through the texts and not just vote for a journalist he/she knows.
Contestant may submit texts that were published either in Ukrainian or in foreign media outlets during the previous year. One contestant may submit up to the two pieces per one category, the language of submission is Ukrainian or Russian.
Texts will be evaluated by the following criteria:
- relevance of the topic chosen
- depth of the topic coverage
- uniqueness of facts chosen
- facility of style – ease of narration
- result of the article – how influential and high-profile the material proved to be, what changes in the society it has triggered.
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