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) 2023 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 12 highly competitive categories for international and local categories (Best Print Medical Travel Report, Best Online Medical Travel Report, Best Broadcast Medical Travel Feature, Best Medical Travel Influencer, Best Medical Travel Journalist of the Year, and Best Medical Travel Editorial Team of the Year) in 2023, here’s your chance to participate and enter in as many categories as you wish.

Finalists and winners will be announced at Medical Travel Media Awards 2023.

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

14 Feb 2023 – 14 October 2023

Material / Content Eligibility

14 Feb 2022 – 14 October 2023

Virtual Awards Presentation Ceremony

14 December 2023

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

14 October 2023

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 14 October 2023 (MYT). Any late submission will not be counted.

Judging Criteria

The awards will be evaluated based on the following five key areas:

  • Quality of Research
  • Quality of Technique / Presentations
  • Creativity
  • Content/ Headlines
  • Digital/ Social Presence/ Shareability

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

Terms and Conditions

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