Alpha Media Holdings (AMH), publishers of NewsDay, The Zimbabwe Independent and The Standard has partnered with Ngoma annual advertisers’ awards organisers and is the title sponsor for the 2010 awards.
The Ngoma Awards are an annual advertising awards competition open to all advertising and promotional communications produced and utilised during the year 2010.
Any person or organisation involved in advertising communications, including advertising agencies, design houses, publishers and advertisers are free to take part in the competitions.
This year’s awards will see the event being branded AMH Ngoma Awards. AMH is a diversified media organisation with well- established operations in printing, publishing and distribution.
Their partnership with Ngoma was meant to support the awards’ objective and to add value to the competition, the awards event and the workshops that will be held.
The categories for the awards include print, broadcast, electronic, outdoor, direct and other areas. The overall award named the “So Much More Award” is sponsored by MultiChoice Zimbabwe and is given to the best or outstanding advertising campaign of the year.
The entries are judged by a panel of local judges and an international judge. Judging will take place during February and March.
The Ngoma Awards were launched in 2005, several years after the demise of the previous annual awards competition.
Organised by Meet The Challenge conferences, the event is endorsed by the Advertising and Publicity Club and other associations involved in the advertising communications industry.
The awards will be handed out at a gala dinner on April 1 in Harare at a venue to be announced. April 2 will see a post-event workshop being run by the international judge.
During the workshop, information and ideas on international trends in advertising, as well as recommendations based on the experience of the entries made to the competition, will be shared.
Membership of the judging panel remains confidential until the awards event, to allow the members to undertake their work without possible prejudice.
“All participants receive feedback, which we believe will assist in the improvement of the standard of advertising communication in this country,” said Judy Macdonald, one of the organisers and recipient of entries.
She added: “The objective of the competition and all activities associated with it is quite simple: to encourage and reward excellence in advertising communication and to ensure world-class practice in this business right here in Zimbabwe.”
Information about the AMH Ngoma Awards can be sourced from Judy Macdonald through firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone (04) 870306