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) 2021 is an event that recognises and rewards excellence in journalism for local and international media as well as influencers sharing stories that promote medical travel in Malaysia.

With six highly competitive categories (Best Print Medical Travel Report, Best Online Medical Travel Report, Best Broadcast Medical Travel Feature, Medical Travel Editorial Team of the Year, Medical Travel Journalist of the Year) and one new category (Best Medical Travel Influencer) for 2021, 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 2021. Enter now and stand a chance to win up to RM100,000 in prizes!

Background and Introduction

Medical Travel Media Awards (MTMA) 2021 is an event that recognises and rewards excellence in journalism for both local and international media practitioners as well as influencers who have contributed to the promotion of medical travel in Malaysia.

This year, there are four highly competitive main categories – Best Print, Online, Broadcast Feature, and Influencer category, don’t miss your chance to participate now and stand a chance to win cash prizes worth up to RM100,000!

Finalists and winners will be celebrated at Medical Travel Media Awards 2021 on 9 December 2021!

Stay tuned for more details.

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Good luck!

Awards Methodology and Judging Process

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

The requirements for each category are below:

Description

A feature or series of related features delivered on print, online, broadcasting and social 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

4 March 2021 – 8 October 2021

Material / Content Eligibility

21 October 2020 – 8 October 2021

Virtual Awards Presentation Ceremony

9 December 2021

Award Categories

Best Print Medical Travel Report
(Malaysia / International)

Open to print media that produce feature on medical travel in Malaysia.

Best Online Medical Travel Report
(Malaysia / International)

Open to online media that produce feature on medical travel in Malaysia.

Best Broadcast Medical Travel Feature
(Malaysia / International)

Open to broadcast media that produce feature on medical travel in Malaysia.

Best Medical Travel Influencer
(Malaysia / International)

Open to social media influencer / freelancer journalist / blogger that produce feature 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.

MTMA Entry Guidelines

Submission Deadline

8 October 2021

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 and Social Posting Limit

  • Print / Online Media: A minimum of 800 words in length
  • Broadcast Media: A minimum of 60-seconds in length
  • Influencers / Key Opinion Leaders / Freelancers:
    • Eligible platforms: Facebook, Instagram, YouTube TikTok, Blogs
      • A minimum of 1 social media content in the form(s):
      • 1 video with the minimum video length of 15 seconds; OR
      • 1 static social media post with single or multiple photos; OR
      • 1 blog article with a minimum of 500 words in length OR
      • Commentary/Letter/Opinion Piece: 1 article with the minimum of 500 words 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.
  • Influencers are welcomed to submit content that is not commissioned by MHTC and/or those affiliated with the MTMA Secretariat
  • 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 by 5 p.m. on 8 October 2021 (MYT). Any late submission will not be counted.

Terms and Conditions

For the detailed Terms and Conditions for each category, please click on each of the Award Categories section.