IIMCAA Awards 2021 | Rules and Criteria to Apply/ Nominate and Vote

Published on Dec. 30, 2020, 5:04 p.m.
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Dear IIMCians,

The IIMC Alumni Association (IIMCAA) is now in its fifth year of the IIMCAA Awards. Our endeavor is to recognize the excellent work of alumni in different segments of mass communication and remain connected with each other.

We are announcing the opening of entries for 7 categories of the 12 categories of IIMCAA Awards, 2021.

The IIMCAA Awards were instituted in 2017 with 10 categories. The categories were expanded to 35 in 2020 before the current restructuring into 12 categories for the year 2021.

IIMCAA has reduced the number of awards in the competitive category, but has added a few more for felicitation. The central committee will be deciding the felicitation awards like in the previous years.

For professional awards carrying prize money, we have moved from specific beats and categories to broad areas of mass communication with the hope that a wide variety of work and many different alumni get to participate and showcase their prowess.

Also, the method of selection of winners has been changed. Instead of judging by a jury, we will now have the IIMCAA Members voting by email for the applicant’s work and the one with the maximum votes will be the winner. This will keep alumni connected and actively linked with each other while giving a chance to the alumni to get to know and follow the best work of others.

IIMCAA Awards will celebrate the best professional work done by the alumnus, during 1 January, 2020 to 31 December, 2020. It carries a cash prize along with a trophy and certificate.

There is a prize of Rs 1,00,000/- for Agricultural Reporting and Rs 51,000/- for the rest of the competitive categories. Awards will be given at the Annual Alumni Meet- Connections 2021 at IIMC HQ, New Delhi.

 

Categories of IIMCAA Awards 2021

 

Not Open for Entries: Selection & Announcement by the Central Committee

1. Alumni of the Year- Felicitation

2. Public Service- Felicitation

3. Connecting Chapter of the Year- Felicitation

4. Connecting Batch of the Year- Felicitation

5. Connecting Alumni of the Year- Felicitation

 

Open for Entries: Selection by IIMCAA Members Email Voting, Process Audit by Auditing Firm and Announcement by the Central Committee

6. Agriculture Reporting- 100,000 INR

7. Journalist of the Year (Publishing)- 50,000 INR

8. Journalist of the Year (Broadcasting)- 50,000 INR

9. Indian Language Reporter of the Year (Publishing)- Excluding Hindi and English - 50,000 INR

10. Indian Language Reporter of the Year (Broadcasting)- Excluding Hindi and English- 50,000 INR

11. Ad Person of the Year- 50,000 INR

12. PR Person of the Year- 50,000 INR

 

General Criteria and Rules of IIMCAA Awards 2021

01. A PG Diploma holder of IIMC can send entries or can get nominated for categories open for awards to be judged by IIMCAA Members by email voting. Format for sending entries, nominations, undertaking and email votes are attached. Entries, nominations, undertakings or votes received not in the given format will be rejected.

IIMCAA Awards 2021 | Format for Entry

IIMCAA Awards 2021 | Format for Nominating Other Alumni

IIMCAA Awards 2021 | Format for Voting

02. An alumnus/ alumna may nominate another PG Diploma holder of IIMC for awards after taking and submitting written formal consent from the candidate. Third-party nomination will be rejected if a consent letter or email is not provided by the nominator.

03. IIMCAA will not include a name in the list of applicants based on a mere email if all rules are not followed and requirements are not met as prescribed. IIMCAA will not seek supplementary documents or any details. Entries will undergo scrutiny as received based on rules listed.

04. Applicant/ Nominator need not be a registered member of IIMC Alumni Association.

05. Applicants must submit a minimum one and maximum two outstanding works done during 1st January– 31st December 2020. The nominator will have to submit minimum one or maximum two works of applicants similarly on his/ her behalf.

06. Reports/ work for entries will be accepted only in URL or PDF format but size must not exceed 3 MB. Entries in any other format will be rejected.

07. Recommendation letter from the Head of the Organisation or Reporting Manager is must if entry/ work don’t carry by-line/ credits. By-line entries or works with credit do not require a recommendation letter.

08. Entries in all Indian languages will be accepted without favour or prejudice, but the applicant/ nominator has to provide a suitable translation in English or Hindi to enable the IIMCAA Members to read, understand and make a choice.

09. Organisation name of winners, Designation or freelance status will be recognized in certificates and trophies of IIMCAA Awards 2021.

10. The decision based on email voting by IIMCAA Members in choosing winners will be final and binding for all the applicants.

11. Applicant must submit an undertaking duly signed by applicant only where:- He/ She agrees to all terms and conditions of the IIMCAA Awards 2021. He/ She authorizes IIMCAA to use his/ her name, photograph, organisation name and entry for promoting the IIMCAA Awards in all communication medium. He/ She will accept the final results of IIMCAA Awards 2021.

12. Entries/ Nominations must reach the mail id - awards@iimcaa.org only. Entries received on other email ids of IIMCAA will be rejected.

13. Deadline to submit the entries is 10th January 2021 midnight.

14. IIMCAA will release category wise lists of the shortlisted applicants after the closing date. The list will be of those who qualify, based on Award rules listed.

15. Publication date for the final list of shortlisted applicants and works- 15th January 2021.

16. Voting dates- 15th January to 26th January 2021 midnight.

17. Result Date- Annual Alumni Meet- Connections 2021 at Delhi.

18. Entries/ Work of candidates will be made available on the IIMCAA website for IIMCAA members to review and make a choice for casting their votes.

19. IIMCAA Members will email their vote in the given format at auditor@iimcaa.org only. Votes not complying with the IIMCAA format or sent to other email IDs of IIMCAA will be rejected. Non-members vote will be rejected.

20. Vote must come from registered email ids of IIMCAA members.

21. One alumnus/ alumna will be able to email their vote once only. One can vote for all the categories but only for one applicant in each category. In the case of members emailing more than one time, his/ her vote will be rejected if he/ she didn’t specifically write to consider their latest email.

22. There will be no deadline for IIMCAA Membership with respect to voting for IIMCAA Awards 2021. Membership and voting for awards will run separately but simultaneously. An alumnus can become a member of IIMCAA on the last date of voting and vote as well for the awards.

23. Winners will be announced based on the number of votes they receive. The one with maximum votes wins. The central committee will choose a winner in case there is a tie.

24. IIMCAA will disclose the number of votes received for all applicants but it won’t reveal the identity of which IIMCAA Member voted for whom.

25. If IIMCAA doesn’t receive entry in any category or members do not vote in any of the categories then the award for that category will be dropped.

26. IIMCAA website hosts its members list publicly, who are eligible to vote for the awards. IIMCAA will not provide email id, mobile number or other details of a member other than what has been published on the website.

Members List- https://iimcaa.org/team/general-body/

27. Central Committee members do not qualify for awards, but are free to vote.

28. Governing Council members do not qualify for awards, but are free to vote.

29. A Rule/ criteria can be altered by IIMCAA, in the larger interest of awards.

30. An audit firm will be hired to audit the whole process of IIMCAA Awards 2021 that covers Notification, Entry/ Nominations, Shortlisting, Publication of list of applicants and their work, Email Voting, Counting of votes and results.

 

Brief description of the categories of the IIMCAA Awards 2021

1. Alumni of the Year- Recognizing and felicitating a personality for his /her achievements and contributions to any field of Mass Communication.

2. Public Service- Projects and plans in the areas of social work, public welfare and development.

3. Connecting Chapter of the Year- A IIMCAA chapter that has made the maximum effort to connect the alumni in the year 2020.

4. Connecting Batch of the Year- A batch of IIMC which has kept the alumni spirit alive and has remained connected via visible on-ground activities during 2020.

5. Connecting Alumni of the Year- A special alumni who did the most to help and connect alumni during 2020.

6. Agricultural Reporting- Covering any issue related to agriculture.

7. Journalist of the Year (Publishing)- Journalistic work in any form of publishing in English and Hindi.

8. Journalist of the Year (Broadcast)- Journalistic work in any form of broadcasting in English and Hindi.

9. Indian Language Reporter of the Year (Publishing)- Journalistic work in any form of publishing in any Indian language other than English and Hindi.

10. Indian Language Reporter of the Year (Broadcasting)- Journalistic work in any form of broadcasting in any Indian language other than English and Hindi.

11. Ad Person of the Year- Work and competency in any area of Advertising.

12. PR Person of the Year - Work in the field of Public Relations, Image building, Advocacy and related areas showing competency and achievements in the field.

 

Thanks & Regards,

Rahul Sharma

Convenor, IIMCAA Awards 2021

IIMC Alumni Association

 

Format for Entry | IIMCAA Awards 2021

 

Email to- awards@iimcaa.org

 

Email Subject Line- Entry of ……. Name….. For Category No ……..

 

Main Body of Email

Name of applicant- ……

Batch- ……

Department and campus- …….

Mobile No- ……

Current city and State- …….

IIMCAA Membership- ……. (Yes/ No) ….., If Yes, Membership No- ….

Current Job- ………… (Designation, Organisation or Freelancer)

Entry for Category- ……….. (Number and Name of the Category)

Number of works in Entry- …….. (One or Two)

Format of works- ……… (URL or PDF)

 

Provide- URL link if opted URL

Attach- PDF if opted PDF

Attach- Photo of applicant

 

Undertaking- Typed or handwritten, signed and attached as scanned copy

I, ……name of applicant……, agree to all terms and conditions of the IIMCAA Awards 2021. I authorise IIMCAA to use my name, photograph, organisation name and entry for promoting the IIMCAA Awards in all communication mediums. I will accept the final results of IIMCAA Awards 2021.

Sign

Date

 

 

Format for Nominating Other Alumni | IIMCAA Awards 2021

 

Email to- awards@iimcaa.org

 

Email Subject Line- Nomination of ……. Name….. For Category No ……..

 

Main Body of Email

Name of Nominator- …….

Batch, Department and campus- ………….

Mobile No- ……..

IIMCAA Membership- ……. (Yes/ No), If Yes, Membership No- …….

 

Name of applicant- ……

Batch, Department and campus- …………..

Mobile No- ……

Current city and State- …….

IIMCAA Membership- ……. (Yes/ No) ….., If Yes, Membership No- ….

Current Job- ………… (Designation, Organisation or Freelancer)

Entry for Category- ……….. (Number and Name of the Category)

Number of works in Entry- …….. (One or Two)

Format of works- ……… (URL or PDF)

 

Provide- URL link if opted URL

Attach- PDF if opted PDF

Attach- Photo of applicant

 

Get this Undertaking Typed or handwritten, signed by applicant ONLY and attach as scanned copy

I, ……name of applicant……, give my consent to …..name of nominator….. to nominate me for IIMCAA Awards 2021. I agree to all terms and conditions of the IIMCAA Awards 2021. I authorise IIMCAA to use my name, photograph, organisation name and entry for promoting the IIMCAA Awards in all communication mediums. I will accept the final results of IIMCAA Awards 2021.

Sign

Date

 

 

Format for Voting | IIMCAA Awards 2021

 

Email to- auditor@iimcaa.org

 

Email Subject Line- Vote of ……. Your Name….. IIMCAA Membership No…..

 

Main Body of Email

Name- …….

Batch- ……………

Department and campus- ………………

Mobile No- ………….

Current city and State- …………………..

IIMCAA Membership No- …………..

 

I am voting for ……Name of applicant…… for the category……01……….. Name of category…… ………….

 

Or

 

I am voting for following applicants for the following categories.

Category 06- ….Name…..

Category 09- ….Name…..

Category 12- ….Name…..

 

Or

 

I am voting for following applicants for the following categories.

Category 06- ….Name…..

Category 07- ….Name…..

Category 08- ….Name…..

Category 09- ….Name…..

Category 10- ….Name…..

Category 11- ….Name…..

Category 12- ….Name…..

 

- EoM