ECI to felicitate media houses with “National Media Awards-2018” for best campaign in Voters’ Education and Awareness
Chhattisgarh Times Raipur: The Election Commission of India (ECI) will felicitate the media organizatwions with “National Media Awards-2018” for best campaign in Voters’ Education and Awareness among the citizens during the year 2018.
ECI issued a circular in this regard stating that the awards are to recognize outstanding contributions by media houses to promote electoral participation by creating awareness about accessible elections, educating people about the electoral process and raising awareness among the general public about the relevance and importance of voting and registration.
There will be four Awards, one each for Print media, Television (Electronic), Radio (Electronic), and online (Internet)/ Social media. The awards will be in the form of a citation and plaque and will be presented at a function which is going to be held on the National Voters’ Day on January 25, 2019, said the circular.
The circular stated that the media houses can apply in the four different award categories by sending their entries in the prescribed format, clearly mentioning the efforts and campaigns done by the media house to the ECI before November 30. The jury set up by ECI will base their assessment on criteria including quality of voter campaign, extent of coverage/quantity, and evidence of impact on public and any other relevant factors.