The Maritime Media Awards 2016 took place on Tuesday, 25 October at the Institute of Directors, 116 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5ED.
This year marks the twenty-first year of the Maritime Media Awards, which were launched in 1995 by the Maritime Foundation to honour journalists, authors and others whose work in the media has served to create greater public understanding of maritime issues, and of Britain’s manifold dependence on the sea.
Four of the six annual Awards are open to public nomination:
- The Desmond Wettern Award for Best Journalistic Contribution
- The Mountbatten Award for Best Literary Contribution
- The Donald Gosling Award for Best Television or Film Contribution
- The First Sea Lord’s Digital Media Award
The Awards Committee very much welcomes the part played by the public in bringing attention to deserving work across the range of media the Awards represent. This website explains the purpose, eligibility and the judging criteria for each of these four Awards. The Awards suite also includes the Royal Navy – Desmond Wettern Fleet Award and the Maritime Fellowship Award, for which nominations are made, respectively, by the Royal Navy and the Maritime Media Awards Committee.