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Caribbean Broadcasting Awards People’s Choice 2015

VOTING OPENS FOR PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS

Extension of Voting for People’s Choice Award In CBU Caribbean Broadcasting Awards

The date for closing of voting on-line for the People’s Choice Awards is being extended. Voters are being given until midnight on July 19, 2015 (Eastern Caribbean time) to register their votes on-line on the CBU website www.caribroadcastunion.org.

The People’s Choice category was inaugurated this year to offer the general public an opportunity to be a part of the celebration of CBU’s twentieth anniversary staging the Caribbean Broadcasting Awards.

The Awards Ceremony, scheduled for Tuesday, August 18 at the Spice Basket Theatre, will recognise the best of broadcast media productions from around the region in more than two dozen categories.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE ENTRIES
This year’s People’s Choice submissions come from Trinidad and Tobago and the Bahamas. Stalwart CBU member, ZNS of the Bahamas and one of CBU’s newest members, the Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago, are battling it out to see who receives the most on-line votes.
The trophy will be presented to the winner during the Awards ceremony to be televised and live-streamed on August 18, 2015 from St. George’s, Grenada.

NEW AWARDS CATEGORIES

New awards have also been added in in Agriculture, sponsored by FAO; as well as on the themes of Citizen Security, Indigenous Peoples and Governance, supported by UNDP in Trinidad and Tobago and Suriname. Health journalism will also be in focus this year with entries sponsored by CARPHA. And this year, with the kind support of the Pan American Health Organization, the CBU will inaugurate an award to honour the late Clare Forrester, a pioneering Caribbean sports and health journalist.

The CBU is also happy to welcome back UNESCO as a sponsor of the Education award, as well as UNICEF, for its support of awards for coverage of Children’s & Youth issues.

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The Caribbean Broadcasting Union is pleased to announce the inauguration of a new feature in the Caribbean Broadcasting Awards, the “People’s Choice Awards”.

This year’s entries hailing from Trinidad and Tobago and the Bahamas, are now available for on-line polling on the CBU website www.caribroadcastunion.org. Voting closes at midnight on Tuesday, June 30, 2015.

The winner’s trophy will be presented to the entry that receives the most on-line votes during a televised and live-streamed ceremony on the evening of August 18, 2015 in St. George’s, Grenada.

NEW AWARDS CATEGORIES
New awards have also been added in the areas of Health Journalism programming supported by PAHO and CARPHA; in agriculture, sponsored by FAO; as well as Citizen Security, Indigenous Peoples and Governance, supported by UNDP in Trinidad and Tobago and Suriname.

The CBU is also happy to welcome back UNESCO as a sponsor of awards for coverage of Education & Culture, as well as UNICEF, for its support of awards for coverage of Children’s & Youth issues.

ABOUT THE CBU
The CBU is a grouping of media entities located in twenty-two (22) countries and territories in the English, Dutch and Spanish-speaking Caribbean. The Union’s mandate includes facilitating indigenous programme production and sharing; capacity-building of media institutions and professionals; joint negotiation of rights for programming; and advocacy in regional and international forums on policy and technology issues.

In 2015, the CBU celebrates forty-five (45) years of service to the media and Caribbean development, since its establishment in November 1970 in Georgetown, Guyana. The culmination of the 45th anniversary celebration will be the Annual General Assembly, to take place in St. George’s, Grenada from August 17 to 20.