Trophies, cash prizes up to P40,000 for winners
Even journalists and bloggers faced challenges for the all digital submission of entries to GMEA 2020. The pandemic gave everyone no choice. Still, all entries to the Globe Media Excellence Awards (GMEA) 2020 have been submitted last August 14, 2020. Screening of qualified entries begins on August 24 and ends on September 6, 2020.
While screening happens at the same time, separate screeners shall look at the entries from the Visayas and Mindanao. They shall choose the top three nominees for each category. They shall endorse the nominees for judging.
GMEA 2020 guidelines
While the guidelines mention the coverage of nine (9) areas, GMEA 2020 is open to all journalists and bloggers in the Visayas and Mindanao. There is no discrimination against writers in news outlets using local languages.
The same standards of excellence shall be applied for all contenders for an award whether their works are done in English, Filipino, Bisaya, Hiligaynon, or Chavacano.
Please review the following deck for more details.
Life in the New Normal
Note that the theme is “Life in the New Normal.” Thus, focus of the stories and narratives shall be on the so-called ‘New Normal’.
In fact, the new practices now even forced the awards to be done differently. Unlike in the past, GMEA 2020 will be conducted online to ensure safety during this pandemic.
Airing of the Final’s Night of the Visayas leg: October 16, 2020
Airing of the Final’s Night of the Mindanao leg: November 23, 2020
Nonetheless, care is being done to ensure credibility and trust in the process of screening the entries and judging the winners. The winning entries should be the best of each category submitted this year.
For your GMEA 2020 entries: Points to think about
Avoid “pwede na.”
Be careful in choosing which work of yours to submit. The screeners and judges will go through hundreds of submissions. Increase your chances of meriting a nomination by avoiding the “pwede na” attitude.
Choose the right category.
Though a story may be great, it would not be nominated or might even be disregarded if you enter it to a wrong category. Many of the categories are incredibly competitive with entries tailored for them.