Submission of entries to the annual Media Workers Association of Grenada (MWAG) awards is extended to 31 October, and the ceremony will now be held in January 2015 and not the first week in December 2014 as was earlier decided.
President of MWAG Shere-Ann Noel said that there were some issues to be settled including that of a venue and thus the change in date. The signing for major sponsorship from Digicel was done on Monday and will this year be labelled as the platinum sponsor for the event.
The red carpet event, celebrating the work of media practitioners, is being held under the theme ‘Complementing Development; Pioneering Freedom of the Press and Effective Dissemination of Information’, will take place on Sunday 11 January 2015 at a location yet to be finalised.
This is the sixth year running that media practitioners have been assured of Digicel’s commitment and support for their work in informing the people of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique as well as the Diaspora.
During the launch on Monday, Noel encouraged members to make every effort to submit their entries ahead of the 31 October deadline.
In his remarks at the ceremony, Digicel Marketing Manager, Kirk Seetahal said that his company will continue to support the annual media award event because of the high prominence it attaches to the media in Grenada and to inspire opportunities where media personnel are rewarded for their hard work.
The Anthony ‘Jericho’ Greenidge Award will again be awarded for the fourth consecutive year by Digicel to a young aspiring practicing media professional within the field of press, radio, television and internet who has demonstrated self-growth (investment in self growth) and development throughout the last year.
Seetahal said this award is very special to Digicel, “We initiated it four years as it gives a reminder to the legacy left behind by ‘Jericho’ and to keep his spirit alive because of his sterling contribution to the growth of the local media.” The lucky recipient will receive a Smart Phone, a trophy and $1000 cash.
CARIMAC is adjudicating the awards submissions and Noel says the MWAG continues to be appreciative and satisfied with the institution’s continued support of the programme. During the ceremony, two longstanding media practitioners are scheduled to be recognised for their outstanding contribution towards the media in Grenada.
By Linda Straker