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ENTRIES OPEN: SAB Environmental Media Awards and Environmentalist of the Year

Aug 14, 2018
ENTRIES OPEN: SAB Environmental Media Awards and Environmentalist of the Year

The South African Breweries (SAB) enters its 30th year of the annual SAB Environmental Media Awards and Environmentalist of the Year.

The awards acknowledge and recognise the work of dedicated members of the South African Environmental Media who excel in their reportage of all current environmental matters, across written, photography, video and audio.

The Nick Steele Memorial Award for Environmentalist of the Year is also presented to the individual who the judges believe has gone above and beyond to look after the local environment. 

“For 30-years, SAB has been committed to promoting and recognising excellence in environmental reporting,” says Robyn Chalmers, Director Communications: AB InBev Africa and SAB.

“We continue to believe the media have an important role to play as society attempts to find a balance between progress and securing a thriving and prosperous world for future generations.”

“With climate change being one of the most pressing issues confronting the planet, South Africa has been at the forefront of drought and water shortages in the Western Cape this year – amongst other things. It is through the media, that the seriousness has been communicated to those living in the areas, as well as stakeholders nationally and internationally.”

The categories for the SAB Environmental Media and Environmentalist of the Year 2018 remain unchanged from last year and are as follows:

  • Written Media Award (Print and Online)
  • Photography Award (Print and Online)
  • Video Media Award (Television and Online)
  • Audio Media Award (Radio and Online)
  • The Macqubu Ntombela and Ian Player Cub Award for environmental journalists with less than two years' experience in the Industry
  • Nick Steele Memorial Award for the Environmentalist of the Year

For three decades, SAB has made a commitment to keep these awards in line with best global practice, listening in earnest to the feedback received from the environment media in South Africa at large and ensuring the Awards are reflective of both the local and global media landscape.

All main category winners will receive a cash prize of R25,000 while merit winners each receive R3,000. The winner of the Magqubu Ntombela and Ian Player Cub Award will receive R15,000 prize money. The Nick Steele Memorial Award winner will receive R25,000.

“Over the years, these Awards have served as a window to the state of the environment in South Africa and we look forward to seeing, hearing and reading this year’s entries.”

Entry requirements and details

Entrants for the SAB Environmental Media Awards and Environmentalist of the Year 2018 have approximately one month to consolidate material and submit via the online portal.

  • Entries opened today and close on Tuesday, 04 September 2018 at 17h00.
  • Entrants are to submit work published between 01 September 2017 and 31 August 2018.
  • For information and submissions, go to www.sabenviromedia.co.za.
  • Entrants need to register to either enter the SAB Environmental Media Awards or nominate someone for the SAB Environmentalist of the Year 2018.

Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Tuesday, 23 October 2017.