The Categories

Headline of the Year

To celebrate the most incisive and creative headline produced in print or online.

 

 

Newcomer of the Year

To celebrate emerging talent from someone who has been in their role for up two years. Open to all media disciplines.

 

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Business Journalist of the Year

To celebrate the journalist who has made the most impact in the field of business journalism.

Blogger/Columnist of the Year (including hyper locals)

To celebrate journalists who bring a unique perspective on the issues of the day; provocative, engaging, controversial and entertaining.​

 

Features Journalist of the Year

To celebrate the person who demonstrate a compelling style in news reportage, colour, analysis, and backgrounders. Open to all media disciplines.​

 

 

Campaign of the Year

To celebrate campaigns which made waves, struck a chord with readers/listeners/viewers and simply made a difference. This can be a team or an individual award.

 

 

Magazine/Supplement of the Year

To find the best magazine or supplement. The award will recognise outstanding content, design, use of photography and readability. 

 

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Sports Journalist of the Year

To celebrate the person who has made the most impact in the field of sports journalism during the past year.

 

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Online/Digital Journalist of the Year

To celebrate the person who expertly deploys all the tools in the digital arsenal to tell stories in new ways. This could involve video, live blogging, data journalism and infographics.

 

 

The Tony Flanagan Photographer of the Year Award

To celebrate photographers whose work appears in print or online. The award will be given to the photographer responsible for the picture which had the biggest impact during the year.

 

 

​Radio Journalist of the Year

To celebrate the person who has made the most impact in the field of radio journalism during the past year.

 

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Television Journalist of the Year

To celebrate the person who has made the most impact in the field of television journalism during the past year.

News Reporter of the Year (Daily)

To celebrate a news reporter whose stories consistently led the agenda during the past year. Specifically for print and online reporters working for daily newspaper brands and associated websites.

 

 

News Reporter of the Year (Weekly)

To celebrate a news reporter whose stories made the biggest impact during the past year. Specifically for print and online reporters working for weekly newspaper brands and associated websites.​

Newspaper of the Year

To celebrate the newspaper which has consistently led the way both online and in print. Factors such as audience engagement, the newspaper's involvement with its community, design and content will be taken into consideration.​​

Story of the Year

To celebrate the team or individual behind the stand out story of the year; be it an investigation, breaking news coverage or agenda setting exclusive. Open to all media disciplines.

 

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​The President’s Award

(Please note that this category will be awarded by the President of Birmingham Press Club and does not invite entries). 

 

About MMA

What is the Midlands Media Awards

Designed to recognise core-values, creativity and headlines, the best editorial teams, news and sports photographers, journalists and new talent, the Midlands Media Awards will deliver an outstanding event celebrating the diversity of the media throughout the Midlands.

 

How to enter

Entries are now closed for the Midlands Media Awards 2018. 
 

Sponsors

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The Event

Save the Date!

The Midlands Media Awards 2018 will be held at Edgbaston Stadium on Friday

23rd November 2018.

 

Arrival 7:15pm. Carriages at midnight.

Edgbaston Stadium

Edgbaston Road

Birmingham

B5 7QU

Tickets

Single Ticket £85.00 (inc. VAT)

Table of 10 £800.00 (inc. VAT)

Getting There ...​
 
Parking

Please be aware that Edgbaston is a public transport destination and parking is limited. We recommend you only use official stadium parking.

By Bus

The 45 and 47 bus will take you straight from Carrs Lane in Birmingham City Centre and drop you off on Pershore Road, which is a 2-minute walk from the Stadium.

By Rail

The nearest mainline train station is Birmingham New Street which is 2 miles away from the Stadium. There are a further 2 main train stations in the city centre, Moor Street (3.1 miles away) and Snow Hill (3.4 miles away).

Accessibility

Edgbaston Stadium offers many services for customers with access requirements and are always interested in learning how else we can be of assistance. Visit the website for more details.

 
 

News

February 21, 2019

Conor Rees, the University of Worcester graduate who won the 2016 Media Student of the Year accolade, is advising those entering this year’s awards that just getting their entries before the panel of judges can be a “priceless” experience.

Conor (pictured), who picked u...

February 21, 2019

A talented young radio presenter will be guest speaker at the Midlands Media Student Awards, being held in Birmingham on Wednesday, 10 April.

Alex Noble (pictured), a graduate from the University of Nottingham, showcases new musical talent on the radio programme, BBC Mu...

January 24, 2019

The talents of the Midlands’ next-generation journalists and photographers are to be showcased at an awards ceremony hosted by Birmingham Press Club.

The Press Club is to revive the Midlands Media Students’ Awards, after a two-year break.

Llewela Bailey (pictured) who is...

November 24, 2018

Express & Star, the Wolverhampton-based daily newspaper, ITV Central and BBC ran out the big winners at the annual Midlands Media Awards, held at Edgbaston Stadium, to acknowledge the achievements of the region’s journalists, photographers, broadcasters and bloggers.

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