David Brown of CVM TV was named Young Journalist of the Year 2012. The award, sponsored by PanCaribbean Bank, was presented by Christine Bolt, vice-president, productivity and costumer experience at PanCaribbean.
The Errol Harvey Award For Human Interest (In Photography), sponsored by Supreme Ventures, was won by The Gleaner's Ian Allen for 'Cooling Down'. The photograph of a fireman cooling down after an operation. The award is presented by Supreme Ventures' Carlene Edwards, senior corporate communications officer.
Excellence in Tourism and the Environment Reporting (Sponsored by Couples Resort) was won by Petre Williams-Raynor, Jamaica Observer. The award was presented by Dermot Ricketts, Couples company secretary.
Maurice Garrison Award For Small Publications, sponsored by Victoria Mutual Building Society (VMBS), was presented to Kenarthur Mitchell of Buzzz Caribbean Lifestyle Magazine for 'Jamaica 50 Black Gold & Green: The Colours of Our Heart'. The award is presented by Clover Moore, VMBS manager, public relations and corporate affairs.
The Aston Rhoden Award for News Photography went to The Gleaner's Gladstone Taylor (left) for 'Face of Defeat'. The winning photograph featured Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) leader Andrew Holness speaking at JLP headquarters immediately after the election defeat in December 2011. Retired photographer Junior Dowie presents the award, which was sponsored by the PAJ.
Best Cover Design (Magazine) went to Buzzz Magazine for the layout 'Breast Cancer Survivors and the Men Who Love Them'. Former general secretary of the National Union of Journalists (UK and Ireland), Jeremy Dear (left), presents the award to Kenarthur Mitchell. The award was sponsored by the Press Association of Jamaica.
The Press Association of Jamaica last Friday held its annual awards banquet at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, New Kingston, to culminate National Journalism Week. Here are some highlights.