Celebrating the people working in ethnic media journalism

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2020 California Ethnic Media Awards Entry Rules

  • Each entry must be submitted with a separate online entry form
  • All entries must be submitted via the EMS Awards online entry form no later than February 25, 2021
  • Entries must have been published or aired between January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020.
  • Entries must have been published or aired by a news media organization of any size located in and serving ethnic communities in California.
  • A story/series/segment may only be submitted in one category. Please select the category which best fits your entry.
  • We reserve the right to move an entry from one category to another
  • Each outlet should have only one entry per category.
  • An entry can include a series of no more than 3 articles or segments.
  • Entrants are required to submit English-language summaries of entries written in a language other than English.
  • If the judges deem it appropriate, no award may be presented in a particular category.
  • EMS associated staffers are not eligible to submit entries.
  • Incomplete entries will not be considered.
FIRST PLACE WINNERS WILL RECEIVE AN AWARD OF $1,000 AND A CERTIFICATE OF MERIT. HONORABLE MENTIONS WILL RECEIVE $250 AND A CERTIFICATE OF MERIT.

SELECTIVE JUDGES WILL BE ANNOUNCED.

Please create a Google account if you don’t have one in order to submit your entries