The Media Online’s weekly column delivering news of award wins, entries, competitions, dates to note and winners in the media industry.
Design Indaba’s emerging creatives announced ahead of February festival
Design Indaba’s Emerging Creatives Class of 2020, supported by the Department of Arts and Culture, have been announced. The country’s 50 most innovative young talents, handpicked by curators Mokoena Kobeli, Crystal Birch and Siyanda Mbele, are set to exhibit their work at the Design Indaba Festival in Cape Town, being held from 26-28 February 2020. To view the entire class of 2020 creatives click here.
- Textile design graduate Siphelele Ntombela’s accomplished collection ‘The African Renaissance’ presents a mohair range influenced by Zulu culture.
- Streetwear designer Robyn Agulhas presents a futuristic take on functional streetwear with technological adaptations. Her work is inspired by society’s attachment to social media and tech.
- Mmamotsatsi Masike’s Africa-inspired furniture comes from her own furniture design studio, Design Muse.
- Founder of design company murrmurr, Mia Louise Senekal focuses on ergonomic design and comfort while drawing inspiration from the lines and textures found in nature.
- Thabang Mamabolo is the owner of Mamabolo Jewellers. His bold, unique pieces are inspired by nature and also his late grandmother, an Ndebele artist.
- Organic and botanical forms inspire designer Anke van der Linden – her most successful project, a platinum ring entitled ‘Undulation’, was made for the 2017 PlatAfrica awards.
- Visual artist Lebogang Mogul Mabusela’s imaginative works subvert gender stereotypes perpetuated by Sepedi-Setswana proverbs she recalls from her childhood.
- Visual communicator Bernice Mannie produces digital series focusing on relationships and intercultural dialogues. Her mystical work is inspired by African masks, ancestral blood and black royalty.
- Pointillist Karabo Dire likes to experiment with different colours, techniques and media. He finds inspiration in the concepts of peace, love and unity among communities and nations.
- Crochet artist Diana Seboke Zitha’s stylish stitching is influenced by past ideas of beauty. She collects old fragments and puts them together in new ways, breathing new life into discarded items.
- Ceramicist Viola Greyling’s ceramics are inspired by her travels – her vase series ‘Black and Forth’ relates to her time spent between continents.
- Courtney Hodgson’s brand Kiffkak is already making waves – the uniquely South African-flavoured gifts celebrate local culture in a quirky, tongue-in-cheek fashion.
14th Annual South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs) open Discretionary Award Nominations
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), an agency of the Department of Sports, Arts, and Culture and custodian of the SAFTAs, extends a call to the South African film and television industry to nominate nominees for the following awards:
Lifetime Achiever Award: This award is presented to an experienced individual with an extensive and outstanding contribution to South African film and television, both locally and internationally.
Youth Achiever Award: This award is presented to a young individual who has demonstrated excellence in their craft.
Outstanding Person with Disability Contributor Award: This award is awarded to a person with a disability who has achieved excellence in the film and television industry.
Outstanding Provincial Contributor Award: This award is awarded to an outstanding individual, group or a particular initiative that has contributed significantly towards developing the film and television industry in the respective province.
Emerging Filmmaker Award: This award is awarded to a “new-comer” in the film and television industry that is creating or producing brilliant work.
All nominations must include a profile of the person being nominated, a copy of their CV and must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by the 14 February 2020.
Entries are open for the third annual Absa Business Day Supplier Development Awards
Large corporates have until 17 February 2020 to submit their entries for the third annual Absa Business Day Supplier Development Awards. Eleven awards will be decided this year, with two new categories included.
The awards showcase supplier development best practice, and are essential for celebrating the efforts of large South African companies who have committed themselves to building inclusive and transformed supply chains that thrive.
In 2019, Distell was recognised as the Overall Winner, with South African Breweries, Property Point (a Growth Point initiative), Accenture, Exxaro Resources, and Macsteel also claiming top category honours.
Categories that will be awarded in 2020 are:
- The Newcomer Award
- Youth Nation-Builder
- Black Women Nation-Builder
- Rural and Township Nation-Builder
- Skills of the Future (4IR) (New)
- Local Manufacturing Award
- Collaboration Award
- Small Supplier Award
- Intermediary Award (New)
- Impact Award
- Overall Winner
Entries do not carry any costs for applicants, and can be made by completing the application form at www.sdawards.co.za. Winners will be awarded at an interactive breakfast event hosted by Arena Holdings on 20 May 2020, in Parktown, Johannesburg.
INMA global media awards entry deadline coming up fast
This year’s INMA awards are intensively driven by theCORE formula of Creativity, Originality, Results, and Enthusiasm.
The INMA Global Media Awards echoes what’s happening in the news media industry on news brands and audience development, platform excellence, innovation, advertising and talent retention. This is a chance to show what your team achieved in 2019.
The coveted INMA prizes are presented during the Awards Gala Dinner on 28 April in the Opera Ballroom at the InterContinental Paris Le Grand.
Get your entries in now to qualify as a Station of the Year finalist at The Radio Awards 2020
An amendment in how the Station of the Year will be decided in 2020 has been added to the 10th iteration of The Radio Awards. It is therefore imperative that radio stations submit their general entries before the 24 January 2020 deadline.
“We believe that transparency in the adjudication of awards is essential if The Radio Awards is to maintain its credibility as the South African radio industry’s most important recognition event,” said Taryn Westoby, head of Events at Arena Holdings.
One of the most notable changes to the 2020 programme is the determination of the Station of The Year award. It is one of the most prestigious accolades, and an early understanding of how the winner will be decided is therefore imperative.
“Stations that wish to be in the running need to ensure they submit high-quality entries for as many categories as possible,” Westoby said.
Here is how Station of the Year in the Campus, Community, PBS and Commercial categories will be decided in 2020:
- Stations will be short-listed for Station of the Year based on the number of times they appear as a finalist across all general categories of The Radio Awards;
- Stations will be notified if they are in the running for Station of the Year, and they will then be required to motivate why they should win, based on a series of motivating questions that will be posed to all stations that are up for consideration;
- The Radio Awards advisory board will review the station motivations in conjunction with the overall performance of the station, and then vote independently on which station they believe should be awarded as the Station of the Year in the Campus, Community, PBS and Commercial categories;
- How much weight will the station motivations hold in determining the Station of the Year winner? Fifty percent of the final score will be based on the station’s performance in the overall awards (number of wins, number of finalist nominations), but the remaining 50% will be based on the supporting motivation.
- The winners will be announced at The Radio Awards Gala Dinner on 18 April 2020.
Dates to remember
- 24 January 2020 – general category entries close
- 27 January 2020 – My Station competition opens
- 3 February 2020 – Station Manager’s Choice nominations open
- 18 April 2020 – The Radio Awards gala dinner
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