This is a final call for anyone still looking to enter the Highlands and Islands Media Awards 2013. The deadline for entries is Wednesday 27 November at 5pm.
If you've not already, then now is the time to review the top stories and features you have written/broadcast over the past year and present them for critical review by the judging panel.
Entries for the awards are going digital this year for the majority of categories, so we would ask you to check the guidelines here and email your entries please.
The media awards are this year sponsored by Diageo, Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) and Fujitsu.
Winners will be announced at the 2014 Highlands and Islands Press Ball and Media Awards, to be held on Friday, 7 February, 2014 at the New Drumossie Hotel, Inverness.
IF NOT HERE, THEN WHERE?
The Drumossie Hotel is now fully booked for the Highlands and Islands Press Ball and Media Awards on Friday, 7 February 2014.
However, the Kingsmills Hotel in Inverness is holding a limited number of rooms – offering the same special rate for Press Ball guests of £40.00 per person sharing a twin/double room or £70.00 for sole occupancy of a double/twin room. This special rate also applies to shoulder nights.
Please contact 01463 237166 or www.kingsmillshotel.com to book.
The Press Ball and Media Awards set a new record by selling out within five days of tickets going on sale.
We are now operating a waiting list and will endeavour to accommodate as many on the list as possible over the coming months.
To attend the Highlands and Islands Press Ball and Media Awards contact Suzanne Kane at Suzanne@lucidmessages.com or phone 01463 724590.
For all other enquiries about the Press Ball contact John Ross on email@example.com or 01463 724593
For enquiries about the Media Awards please contact Gordon Fyfe, chairman of the judging panel, at Gordon.firstname.lastname@example.org or 01463 702022
To get regular updates on the ball and media awards visit our website at www.pressball.info or follow us on Twitter @H&IMedia or on Facebook
TWEAK MEANS BALLS WILL BE BIGGER AND EASIER TO HANDLE
The smooth and successful merger of Scottish football’s governing bodies has prompted organisers of the media’s premier event to follow suit.
The Highlands and Islands Press Ball and Highlands and Islands Media Awards have joined forces under the snappy, if cryptic, name, the Highlands and Islands Press Ball and Media Awards.
The move brings together two sets of organisers for two separate entities that most people thought did the same job anyway. There will be no redundancies as no one was actually employed in the first place.
John Ross, who chaired the press ball and took up a similar role with the new organisation before anyone realised, said: “Our inspiration was the easy transformation from SPL and SFL into the SPFL and how adding a letter into an acronym can cure all ills and give hope for a brighter future for all of mankind.”
HIPBMA, as it will be known for short, is hosting its latest event on Friday, 7 February, 2014 at the Drumossie Hotel, Inverness. Unlike the SPFL it has a sponsor in Diageo which is supporting the ball and, along with Highlands and Islands Enterprise and Fujitsu, is providing financial backing for the media awards.
John Ross, Chairman of the Press Ball Organising Committee
Tel: 01463 724593 Mob: 07730 099617