OJA invites nominations for media awards

Muscat: The Omani Journalists Association (OJA) invited applications from its members for the 2018-2019 Media Excellence Award on Sunday. Applications will be accepted till February 1. The awards will be given in five categories: news report, features, interview, news article and photo journalism.
The second OJA Media Excellence Award comes in light of its attention and care to motivate media professionals to highlight their abilities and potentials.
This competition aims to create a competitive environment among the media professionals, which will lead to highlighting the talents and potentials, and thus providing the press organisations with excellent work enriching the press scene through an area in which journalists compete to present their best, according to committed press principles and professional criteria.
The Competition’s Organizing Committee has set out a number of conditions, which includes their works should be published in an Omani newspaper, e-newspaper or in Oman News Agency in 2018. Their works should be written in Arabic. Those written in English should be accompanied with the Arabic translation. Works that have already won local, regional or award prizes are not accepted. One hard copy and one soft copy should be submitted for the award, in addition to a copy of the original published work. The contestant can compete only in one category.
Awards will be given to the first and second prize winners in all categories. Al Maha Petroleum Products Marketing is the main sponsor of the second edition of OJA awards.
Those OJA members who wish to renew their membership for 2019 can do it now, the association said. — ONA