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(Open to Entries in English, Hindi and other Regional Languages)

A1. Best Current Affairs Programme- English , Hindi

To be awarded to a show on current affairs and analysis of news events. The show should be of minimum 20 minutes duration (including commercials). It could be in the form of on-the-spot reportage, background reports, interviews and/or panel discussions.

A2. Best Current Affairs Programme Eastern Region – Assamese, Bengali, Odiya

To be awarded to a show on current affairs and analysis of news events. The show should be of minimum 20 minutes duration (including commercials). It could be in the form of on-the-spot reportage, background reports, interviews and/or panel discussions.

A3. Best Current Affairs Programme- Western Region -Gujarati, Marathi

To be awarded to a show on current affairs and analysis of news events. The show should be of minimum 20 minutes duration (including commercials). It could be in the form of on-the-spot reportage, background reports, interviews and/or panel discussions.

A4. Best Current Affairs Programme - Southern Region – Kannada, Malayalam, , Tamil, Telugu

To be awarded to a show on current affairs and analysis of news events. The show should be of minimum 20 minutes duration (including commercials). It could be in the form of on-the-spot reportage, background reports, interviews and/or panel discussions.

A5. Best Business Programme- English

To be awarded to a show that features business news or analysis of business events. Open to entries from General News Channels and Business News Channels.

A6. Best Business Programme- Hindi

To be awarded to a show that features business news or analysis of business events. Open to entries from General News Channels and Business News Channels.

A7. Best Talk Show – English

To be awarded to the best discussion show pertaining to news and current affairs. It can include a one-on-one talk or a public debate.

A8. Best Talk Show- Hindi

To be awarded to the best discussion show pertaining to news and current affairs. It can include a one-on-one talk or a public debate.

A9. Best In-depth Series- English

To be awarded to the best coverage of a single subject. It can be a report/special report, in-depth coverage of a subject, a documentary, a regular program or a series that provides background and understanding of a specific news event.

A10. Best In-depth Series- Hindi

To be awarded to the best coverage of a single subject. It can be a report/special report, in-depth coverage of a subject, a documentary, a regular program or a series that provides background and understanding of a specific news event.

A11. Best News Coverage - National- English

To be awarded to the best coverage of a major news event in India.

A12. Best News Coverage - National- Hindi

To be awarded to the best coverage of a major news event in India.

A13. Best News Coverage – National - Eastern Region – Assamese, Bengali, Odiya

To be awarded to the best coverage of a major news event in India.

A14. Best News Coverage – National - Western Region - Gujarati, Marathi

To be awarded to the best coverage of a major news event in India.

A15. Best News Coverage – National - Southern Region – Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu

To be awarded to the best coverage of a major news event in India.

A16. Best News Coverage - International- English

To be awarded to the best coverage of a major news story that has developed or is developing outside India.

A17. Best News Coverage - International- Hindi

To be awarded to the best coverage of a major news story that has developed or is developing outside India.

(Open to Entries in English, Hindi and other Regional Languages)

B1. Best Anchor- English

To be awarded to an anchor who has demonstrated insight and knowledge of both content and the medium.

B2. Best Anchor- Hindi

To be awarded to an anchor who has demonstrated insight and knowledge of both content and the medium.

B3. Best Anchor - Eastern Region – Assamese, Bengali, Odiya

To be awarded to an anchor who has demonstrated insight and knowledge of both content and the medium.

B4. Best Anchor - Western Region -Gujarati, Marathi

To be awarded to an anchor who has demonstrated insight and knowledge of both content and the medium.

B5. Best Anchor - Southern Region – Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu

To be awarded to an anchor who has demonstrated insight and knowledge of both content and the medium.

B6. Best Spot News Reporting- English/Hindi

To be awarded for a reporter's enterprise on a single news story. Entries must rely on "on-the-scene" coverage of an unscheduled and unanticipated news story.

B7. Best Continuing Coverage by a Reporter- English/Hindi

To be awarded for a reporter's effort demonstrated by continued coverage of a news story over an extended period of time.

B8. Best Videographer- English /Hindi

To be awarded to a videographer who has done outstanding work in capturing footage and action. He or she should have produced extraordinary content that may have required both skill and courage.

B9. Best Video Editor- English

To be awarded for outstanding editing skills and efforts of a video editor to provide a visually enhanced narrative.

B10. Best Video Editor- Hindi

To be awarded for outstanding editing skills and efforts of a video editor to provide a visually enhanced narrative.

B11. Best News Producer- English and/or Hindi

To be awarded to a Producer who has done outstanding work in conceptualizing, scripting and directing news stories.

(Open to Entries in English and Hindi)

C1. Best Channel or Programme Promo- English

To be awarded to the most creative on-air commercial for a news channel or a show or an activity.

C2. Best Channel or Programme Promo- Hindi

To be awarded to the most creative on-air commercial for a news channel or a show or an activity.

(Open to Entries and Nominations by Jury Board)

D1. Young Professional of the Year – Editorial- English/Hindi

To be awarded to a Journalist under 30 years of age for the best work done during the year either on or off screen

  • Story/program that made a demonstrable difference
  • Potential for editorial leadership
  • High integrity

D2. News Channel of the Year- English

To be awarded to the news channel with the best news reporting and programming through the year and get a chance to come and present your entry in front of the jury during the judging day.

  • Leadership position defined by profitability/ratings/market share
  • Changing the course of the industry
  • Consistently produce leaders in all verticals

D3. News Channel of the Year – Hindi

To be awarded to the news channel with the best news reporting and programming through the year and get a chance to come and present your entry in front of the jury during the judging day.

  • Leadership position defined by profitability/ratings/market share
  • Changing the course of the industry
  • Consistently produce leaders in all verticals

D4. Business News Channel of the Year – English

To be awarded to the Business news channel with the best news reporting and programming through the year and get a chance to come and present your entry in front of the jury during the judging day.

  • Leadership position defined by profitability/ratings/market share
  • Changing the course of the industry
  • Consistently produce leaders in all verticals

D5. Business News Channel of the Year – Hindi

To be awarded to the Business news channel with the best news reporting and programming through the year and get a chance to come and present your entry in front of the jury during the judging day.

  • Leadership position defined by profitability/ratings/market share
  • Changing the course of the industry
  • Consistently produce leaders in all verticals

D6. News Television Editor-in-Chief of the Year- English

To be awarded to the editorial head of a news channel who has spearheaded excellence in news programming and has made an enduring difference in improving the television news industry. The person maybe the Editor-in-Chief, News Editor, Managing Editor, News Director, Editor or at a similar level.

  • Provided exemplary editorial direction
  • Developed talent
  • Editorial strategy led to significant gain

D7. News Television Editor-in-Chief of the Year- Hindi

To be awarded to the editorial head of a news channel who has spearheaded excellence in news programming and has made an enduring difference in improving the television news industry. The person maybe the Editor-in-Chief, News Editor, Managing Editor, News Director, Editor or at a similar level.

  • Provided exemplary editorial direction
  • Developed talent
  • Editorial strategy led to significant gain

Lifetime Achievement Award

To be awarded to a veteran of the Indian News Television Industry who has made the most significant and lasting contribution to the news television craft and business.

  • An institution in themselves
  • A pioneer
  • An aspiration for young broadcasters
  • Contribution to the industry beyond self

News Television CEO of the Year

To be awarded to the Promoter, Managing Director/CEO/COO of a network, who has demonstrated vision, outstanding business performance and leadership as well as gained confidence of stakeholders.

  • Profitability
  • Editorial product
  • Path for growth