The adjudication for the 2022 Mining Media Awards has been slated for the 5th of October 2022, organisers of this year’s awards have said. This follows the closing of submission on Tuesday this week.
Minex Public Relations and Communication Executive Moses Charedzera said they are pleased with the entries they have received from journalists across various media houses in Zimbabwe that include The Herald , ZBC, The Chronicle, 263 Chat, The Sunday Mail and the NewsHawks.
”The response has been good and we have received forty three entries. As you could expect some came on the last day of submission but we are happy with the response and now look forward to the adjudication process on the 5th of October 2022,” he said.
Charedzera added that with seasoned media practitioners conducting the adjudication, a fair and objective process will choose only the best entries as winners.
“The adjudication panel is led by veteran media consultant John Masuku and eminent media practitioners who have over the years deepened their understanding of mining narratives. They bring a wealth of experience and objectivity which ensure a fair adjudication process with integrity, allowing only the best contenders to win,” he added.
This year’s Mining Media Awards organized by Merjkh Communications and Media Advisory will take place on the 14th of October 2022 at Crown Plaza in Harare and will run under the theme ‘Building Convergence on Mining Value by Media and Miners.
The awards which are held in partnership with the Chamber of Mines of Zimbabwe honour media practitioners who have significantly contributed towards objective and impactful coverage of the mining sector in 9 categories with the best entry scooping the Overall Mining Sector Reporter of the Year award.
The Mining Media Awards were introduced in 2014 to encourage coverage of the mining sector in the local media in a manner that has a favourable influence on decision makers, the public and the sector in general.
The awards reward media practitioners who would have meaningfully contributed towards creating awareness on the activities of the mining sector, issues affecting it as well as its role and relevance to economic growth and sustainable development in Zimbabwe.