Nominations to the Migration Advocacy and Media (MAM) Awards 2017 are now formally open.
Conceived in 2011 by the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) in line with the Celebration of the Month of Overseas Filipinos and International Migrants Day in the Philippines (held every month of December and December 18, respectively), 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 outlet, institution, or practitioner 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.
The Migration Advocacy and Media (MAM) Awards consist of six categories The Print Journalism Award, Radio Journalism, Television Journalism Award, Film Media Award, Interactive Media Award and Advertisement Award.
All entries must be media works released or published from January 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017. Entries to the Awards must be submitted on or before July 15, 2017 to MAM Awards Secretariat at Commission on Filipinos Overseas - Manila.
Since 2011, this recognition has been conferred on 50 awardees and serves to highlight the important role of media in tackling Filipino migration issues and concerns.
To download the primer and nomination form, please click HERE.
Press Release submitted by the Commission on Filipinos Overseas
Date of Press Release: 9 February 2017