We would like to introduce the seventh edition of ‘Journalism Awards’ in Eastern India, an award ceremony instituted by the Journalism Awards Committee in association with Candid Communication. The event is a tribute to the noble profession of Journalism. Journalism Awards aims at saluting Excellence in Journalism in both Print and Television Media as well.

The various broad segments in the awards are as follows: General News and Feature, Business, Lifestyle, Sports, Television and Photo-Journalism. The Journalism Awards Committee comprises of veteran journalists Mr Buroshiva Dasgupta, Mr Chittaranjan Biswas and Mr Subrata Patranobis.

Any Article/ Photo/ TV news coverage published/ aired between 1st January 2016 to 31st December 2016 will be considered as a “Nomination”. The entries can be submitted till 30th June, 2017. A Panel of eminent judges chosen by Members of the ‘Journalism Awards Committee’ will further screen the entries to choose the winner from each category.

The winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award will be chosen from suggestions made by veteran journalists from the Press Club Kolkata and will be finalized by Members of the ‘Journalism Awards Committee’. To remove any element of bias, the Judges Panel will not be announced till the Grand Finale.


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Nomination Criteria

Any individual journalist can send entries of their best three articles/ news coverage on the basis of their own evaluation and discretion.
All news materials should have been published/ broadcast between 1stJanuary 2014 and 31st December 2014.
A Print media journalist can submit maximum three entries on behalf of his/ her previous media house as well.
All Print Media entries should be attached with the details like Name of the Journalist, Publication, Date of release of the article/ news and Contact details.
Photo Journalists have to send entries in a CD (JPEG/ TIFF format) with a 300 DPI resolution. Minimum size of each photograph must be 1800×1200 pixels not more than 3 MB. Prints of photos will not be accepted. Entries should not be copied or reproduced from a third party source. Photos can be mailed through www.candidcommunication.net
A Photo Journalist can send a maximum of four entries for the contest with the caption details and date of publication. Photo Journalists from Wires have to submit the date of release of their respective photographs. All entries should be attached with contact details of each Photo Journalists along with Name and Date of Publication.
Electronic media journalists can send a maximum of three entries on a CD/ DVD. These entries should be attached with the details of Name, Date and Time of broadcast.

For further information please contact 033-65353690/ 40715643. Television media entries have to be sent in the form or CD/DVD to the same addre

Award Categories

Sl. No. Media Category Language
1 Print General News English
2 Print General News Bengali
3 Print General News Hindi & Urdu
4 Print General Feature English
5 Print General Feature Bengali
6 Print General Feature Hindi & Urdu
7 Print Business English / Bengali / Hindi
8 Print Sports English
9 Print Sports Bengali
10 Print Lifestyle & Cinema English
11 Print Lifestyle & Cinema Bengali
12 Print District Reporting English / Bengali / Hindi
13 Print Photography (News)
14 Print Photography (Feature)
15 Print Photography (Lifestyle)
16 Print Photography (Sports)
17 Electronic TV Journalist
18 Electronic TV Cameraman
19 Lifetime Achievement Award