Likho Media Awards

Likho Awards – For Excellence In Media
Acknowledging and honouring the best in media for their representation of LGBTQ persons and issues.

Call for Submissions
The Likho Media Awards have been instituted by Bombay Dost and Humsafar Trust, in association with MSA-DIVA to recognise exemplary works by the media in India that have a fair and inclusive representation of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer community. The 'Likho' awards signify the importance of the various arms of media, the role it plays in changing attitudes and its responsibility in ensuring an equal society.

The entries will be judged by an eminent jury of media professionals. 
Entries accepted of works published/ released between January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016.

Submission Deadline: September 20, 2017

Award Categories:
Awards will be given in the following category.

1) Best Print Story: This award will recognize a news or feature article that has appeared in a registered newspaper or magazine on LGBTIQ Theme.

2)  Best Television Story/ Show: This award will recognize a show/ news report that was shown on television on LGBTIQ Theme.

3) Best Digital Story: This award will recognize an article or multi-media work by a website on LGBTIQ Theme.

4) Best Advertising: This award will recognise the best advertising campaign on LGBTIQ Theme.

5) Best Book: The best work of fiction, nonfiction or prose in the last one year on LGBTIQ Theme.

6) Best Film: The best mainstream wide-release feature film with fair and inclusive portrayal of the LGBTIQ community.

7) Best Media LGBTQ: The best story/ show or work about the LGBTIQ community published or produced by a self identified LGBTIQ media house/ website.

Rules and Regulations:
1) Only entries submitted through the survey monkey link along with scanned copy of supporting documents, if any, before September 20, 2017 as well as nominated entries will be accepted. No entries by snail mail or email will be accepted.

2)  For Newspaper/ Magazine categories, submit scanned copy in pdf format as attachment or the online URL link to story. For Digital Journalism, submit current URL link to the story. For Television/ advertising category, submit URL link to video or video file in MP4 format.  For Book/ DVDs of Film please send a copy

3) For submissions in language other than English or Hindi, submit English Translations/ Transcripts of the work.Regional language works submitted without translations/ transcripts will not be considered for the awards.

4) The work should have been published or broadcast between January 1, 2016 – December 31, 2016.
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