Maritime Media Awards
Inspiring and honouring writers and film-makers whose work deepens public understanding of Britain’s dependence on the sea
This year marks the 21st anniversary of the prestigious Maritime Media Awards, held annually to give recognition to journalists, writers and film-makers whose work deepens public understanding of Britain’s dependence on the sea and maritime matters.
Winners will be announced at the Maritime Media Awards 2016 on tbc at the Institute of Directors, 116 Pall Mall, London.
“The maritime environment is undiminished in its significance to us. We must therefore ensure that our national understanding of it is enhanced. That is why the Maritime Media Awards are important in helping to counteract ‘sea blindness’.”
Awarded annually since 1995 to the writer, broadcaster, media person or similar figure who has made the most constructive contribution to generating public awareness of current maritime issues.
The prize is an engraved crystal decanter and a cheque for £1,000.
Awarded annually since 2001 to the author of the work of literature, published in English during the qualifying period, that contributes most significantly to public awareness of maritime issues.
The prize is an engraved silver Armada Plate.
Awarded annually since 2006 to the director, producer, or other person responsible for making the film or television programme, released or broadcast in the United Kingdom, that has made the most significant contribution to the public understanding of maritime matters.
The prize is a pair of crystal dolphins mounted on an engraved marble plinth.
The Award, initiated in 2014, is made to the team or person who has made the most constructive contribution to generating awareness of current maritime issues specifically produced and uploaded through digital media outlets.
The prize is a Whitechapel bell.
Sponsored and nominated by Fleet Media at Portsmouth for the Royal Navy, and awarded annually since 1993 to the HM ship, submarine, Naval Air Squadron or Royal Marine Unit that is judged to have made the best contribution to a positive image of the Royal Navy.
The award is a cut-glass ship’s decanter mounted on a plinth of oak from HMS Victory.
The Award honours an individual who has made a truly outstanding contribution to stimulating public engagement in maritime issues in a manner that has a special or cumulative value and is not covered by the other Maritime Media Awards.
The prize is an Athena rose bowl with an engraved silver base.