Each year the Canadian Ethnic Media Association presents juried awards to journalists for excellence in their fields. The competition is open to all media professionals, in any language, whether or not they are members of the Association.
The Canadian Ethnic Media Association is undertaking its 43rd Annual Awards for Journalistic Excellence this year with a nod to the overwhelming grip dealt by the greatest health crisis of our time. The programme will once again be celebrated in the safest manner recommended to and by the media for all sectors of society. It’s going to be Virtual, again.
On Thursday, November 18 at 7:00 p.m. ET, the Awards Show will be hosted online, as befitting the precautionary methods practiced by a world besieged by the worst contagion to hit the planet in more than a century.
The year 2021 is one of the most volatile years in history for major news events and coverage: The COVID-19 pandemic; virulent variants; surging illness and fatalities; the rush/reluctance to vaccinate; building immunity; lockdowns; financial and employment stress; racism; police and authoritarian brutality; worldwide protests for justice; recovery and goodwill.
In its news release the CEMA states: “Journalists, you are witness to it all. You have used your extraordinary editorial skills as chroniclers of the fear, outrage and hope in your communities. This is the year of unprecedented importance for local, national and international media.
We want to see your best work. Send us your submissions for the Canadian Ethnic Media Association Awards for Journalistic Excellence. The deadline is Thursday, September 30, 2021.”