2018 VAFA Media Award Nominations Open

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Nominations are now open for the VAFA Media Awards which will be presented at the first-ever VAFA Media Awards Luncheon on Thursday 13 December at Elsternwick Park.

In a bid to acknowledge the vast contribution of club media volunteers, the awards will recognise those who excelled across a variety of media platforms throughout the 2018 VAFA season.

Club photographers, writers, digital and social media coordinators may nominate themselves or can be nominated by their club in the following categories:

  • Best Photograph (Action)
  • Best Photograph (Character of the Game)
  • Best Online Feature Story
  • Best Online News Story
  • Best Use of Digital Media
  • Best Use of Social Media

Applicants can submit entries HERE

NOMINATIONS CLOSE – Friday 16 November

Criteria for each category can be found below:

Best Photograph (Action)

Judges will consider visual impact, technical superiority, creativity and ability to capture a single moment. Entry to be submitted with a high-resolution file of the photograph (JPEG).

Best Photograph (Character of the Game)

Judges will consider visual impact and technical superiority of images that showcase the unique character, people or culture of the VAFA and its clubs. Entry to be submitted with a high-resolution colour file of the photograph (JPEG).

Best Online Feature Story

Nominations to be a feature piece on your club, a player, issue or personality in the VAFA. Judges will be looking for writing excellence and storytelling ability. A copy of the article is to be submitted (ORIGINAL – Sent in PDF or WORD format).

Best Online News Story

Nominations to be a single news story on your club, a player, issue or personality in the VAFA. Judges will be looking for writing excellence, newsworthiness, research and impact. A copy of the article as is to be submitted (ORIGINAL – Sent in PDF or WORD format).

Best Use of Digital Media

Judges will be looking for innovative use of the online medium, originality, presentation, insight, and participation by audience. Entries can be submitted by MP4 file or web addresses and a description of activity and highlights is required.

Best Use of Social Media

Judges will be looking for innovative and dynamic use of any or all social media platforms, originality, presentation and creativity. Entries can be submitted by MP4 file or web addresses and a description of activity and highlights is required.

Last year’s winners can be found HERE

To be eligible, all submissions must have been produced in 2018

For any further information on submissions or criteria, please contact VAFA Head of Media Nick Armistead at [email protected]

Feature photo: Phyllis Quealy (Fitzroy)