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Malaysia Healthcare presents our Medical Travel Media Awards, Malaysia’s awards ceremony highlighting journalists and media agencies for their contributions in promoting Malaysia’s medical travel industry.

Medical Travel Media Awards (MTMA) 2020 are awards that recognises and rewards excellence in journalism for both local and international media sharing stories that promote medical travel in Malaysia.

With three highly competitive categories, here’s your chance to participate and enter in as many categories as you like!

Finalists and winners will be announced at Medical Travel Media Awards 2020. More details coming soon!

Background and Introduction

Medical Travel Media Awards (MTMA) 2020 is an event that recognises and rewards excellence in journalism for both local and international media practitioners who have contributed to the promotion of medical travel in Malaysia.

With three highly competitive categories – Best Print, Online and Broadcast Feature, don’t miss your chance to participate now and stand a chance to win cash prizes worth up to RM80,000!

Finalists and winners will be celebrated at Medical Travel Media Awards 2020 on 10 December 2020!

Stay tuned for more details.

Follow our Facebook www.facebook.com/MyMTMA/ for more updates!

Good luck!

Awards Methodology and Judging Process

There are different methodologies Malaysia Healthcare follows to select the winners for each sub-category.

The requirements for each sub-category are below:

Description

A feature or series of related features delivered on print, online or broadcasting media platform that:

  • Examines medical travel industry in Malaysian context
  • Provides useful background material for readers to understand relevance
  • Demonstrates journalistic flair – a style that is engaging, thought-provoking and accessible to its audience
  • Reach-shareability in terms on digital/social presence

Presented to the journalist who has provided the most timely, accurate and original news reporting on Malaysia’s medical travel industry (across print, online and broadcast).

Awarded to the editorial team that has provided the most insightful analysis of all aspects of medical travel (Malaysia and internationally).

Event Timeline

Submission of Entries

16 July 2019 – 20 October 2020

Material / Content Eligibility

16 July 2019 – 20 October 2020

Virtual Awards Presentation Ceremony

10 December 2020

Award Categories

There are three main categories of awards:

Best Print/ Online/ Broadcast Feature (Malaysia / International)

Open to print, online, and broadcast media that produce features on medical travel in Malaysia.

Medical Travel Editorial Team of the Year (Malaysia / International)

Open to all local and international editorial teams that produce and feature pieces on medical travel in Malaysia.

Medical Travel Journalist of the Year (Malaysia / International)

Open to all local and international journalists (print, online, or broadcast) that produce exceptional features on medical travel in Malaysia.

Stand a chance to win cash prizes worth up to RM80,000!

MTMA Entry Guidelines

Submission Deadline extended to

20 October 2020

Judging Criteria

The awards will be evaluated based on the following five key areas:
  • Quality of Research (30 points)
  • Quality of Technique/ Presentations (20 points)
  • Creativity (20 points)
  • Content/ Headlines (20 points)
  • Digital/ Social Presence/ Shareability (10 points)

Word Limit

  • Print/ Online Media: minimum of 1,500 words in length
  • Broadcast Media: minimum of 1 minute in length

Eligibility

  • Professional journalists and writers, and media agencies who are permanently and/or contractually, employed by print, electronic and online media organisations globally. Full time journalists working for wires agency are also eligible to participate by virtue of their role as news providers to media organisations.
  • Freelancers and stringers/part-timers are welcomed to participate with the prior approval from the editor/news agency where the report was published or broadcasted.
  • Freelancers, stringers/part-timers, and media practitioners in institutions contracted by MHTC and/or those affiliated with the MTMA Secretariat are NOT ELIGIBLE to participate.
  • All submissions must be in English. Entries in other languages must be submitted together with an official translation in English.
  • All submissions must be made strictly on the MTMA Entry Form and contain full contact details of the entrant, including, passport-sized photograph, official work address, telephone and e-mail. Entries must reach the secretariat before 5 p.m. on 20 October 2020.

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