Nominations to the Migration Advocacy and Media (MAM) Awards 2015 are now formally open.
Conceived in 2011 by the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) for the Celebration of the Month of Overseas Filipinos and International Migrants Day in the Philippines (December and December 18, respectively every year), Migration Advocacy and Media (MAM) Awards aim to recognize the significant role of the media in information dissemination and advocacy of news and concerns related to migration and development.
Eligible for the Awards are works by any individual, government and private media outlets, institutions and practitioners in the fields of print, radio, movie and television, advertising and internet based in the Philippines and abroad. Entries must have raised public awareness on issues on Filipino migration, advocated the cause of Filipinos overseas, or/and promoted a positive image of Filipinos overseas.
Entries to the Awards must be submitted on or before October 01, 2015 to MAM Awards Secretariat, Commission on Filipinos Overseas, Citigold Center, 1345 Pres. Quirino Avenue cor. Osmeña Highway (South Superhighway) Manila, Philippines 1007.
The Migration Advocacy and Media (MAM) Awards consist of six categories. The Print Journalism Award is conferred on best print media. The Radio Journalism Award is conferred on best radio program. The Television Journal Award is conferred on best television program (talk show, investigative journalism, TV special or documentary). The Film Media Award is conferred on best films and videos (full length or documentary). The Interactive Media Award is conferred on web-based publications. The Advertisement Award is conferred on best print, radio or TV commercial/advertisements on issues concerning migration.
Since 2011, this recognition has been conferred on 40 awardees and serves to highlight the role of media in tackling migration concerns in celebration of the Month of Overseas Filipinos in December.