FAQs

What are AGAHI Awards?

The AGAHI Awards, Pakistan’s first ever annual series of journalism awards, were inaugurated on March 28th, 2012. Since its inception, the Awards have been the foremost media development initiative in Pakistan, recognizing and appreciating quality work produced by journalist community. The awards have recognized some of the most brilliant and professional journalists in the media industry. The AGAHI Awards winners have gradually progressed in their profession; where some have either reached a decision-making or leadership position in the industry, or have received academic and scholarly excellence for “Shaping the Future of Journalism”. These awards are the most sought after awards for journalism in Pakistan, playing a fundamental role in strengthening quality and excellence in journalism.

Who organizes AGAHI awards?

AGAHI and Mishal Pakistan in collaboration with leading press clubs across the country, local and international development bodies, regulatory authorities and the private sector organize these awards.

Who can apply for AGAHI Awards?

All those journalists who have produced work for Print, TV, Radio or internet based websites or blogs can apply for AGAHI Awards.

How does one apply for AGAHI Awards?

When you go to AGAHI Awards’ website (www.agahiawards.com), you will find a tab named “Submit Entry” on the sliderof your computer screen. Please click on “Submit Entry” and fill out the required information. After completion of submission form, AGAHI Awards’ will send you a user name and password in an e-mail.
If you have already registered for AGAHI Awards then you are required to just sign in and click on the tab named “Submit Entry”.
Note: All entries must be made using our online entry system.
I am unable to submit my story from 2015?
All work published or aired from September 2016 to September 2017 is eligible for AGAHI Awards 2017. The AGAHI awards software doesn’t accept submission of stories published before September 2016.

Does it have to a published news story?

Yes, it has to be published on any one of the following mediums:
1. Television
2. Print, Newspaper or Magazine
3. Radio Broadcast
4. Online, blog, e-magazine, citizen journalism platforms, e-papers or any other social media platforms

How much does it cost to submit a story for AGAHI Awards?

There is no submission fee for AGAHI Awards. You are welcome to submit your stories free of cost.
Can I upload my story instead of providing an online link?
Yes, all stories related to print media can be submitted in a PDF or word format but you have to provide the source where the story has been published earlier. The radio entries can be submitted in .MP3 or .WAV format with complete information of the radio channel they were broadcasted from. Similarly, TV news packages can be submitted in .MOV, .AVI, .WMA, .WAV, .MP4, .FLV or .WMV formats with the required information of the TV channel that broadcasted your news package. However, online entries can be made by providing web addresses.

How many stories can I submit?

You can submit three entries for each category. You may submit multiple stories for more than one category.

My story is not getting submitted. Can you help?

You have to enter complete details like title of the story, summary of the story, publication date, category, and other required information. Your entry will not submit if you leave any of these boxes empty. Please also make sure that your story’s publication date is not before March 2016 or after August 2017.

Can I enter the same article or package in multiple categories?

Yes, you can enter same article or package in more than one category. However, it is further upon the board of AGAHI Awards to place it in most suitable category.

Can we also submit books for AGAHI Awards?

Currently, AGAHI awards do not accept books submissions for Awards.

How do I know if my entry is being considered for AGAHI awards?

You can view all entries on the site after AGAHI teams’ approval. Please keep checking www.agahiawards.com

Do I have to be a Pakistani citizen to apply for AGAHI Awards?

No, you do not have to be a Pakistani citizen only to meet our eligibility criteria.

What are the criteria for the judging of AGAHI Awards?

The AGAHI awards’ evaluation criteria are available on our website www.agahiawards.com. You may directly access it through http://agahiawards.com/2016/evaluation-criteria/

Where can I see who won AGAHI award?

The names of all AGAHI award winners can be found on our website www.agahiawards.com under the tab named “Past Winners”. The site also provides information about new submissions, press releases and contact details of AGAHI Awards office.

What are the People’s Choice Awards?

Agahi Awards has a special category named as People’s Choice Award, where general public can vote for their Favourite News Channels, Favourite Female Current Affairs Anchor, and Favourite Male Current Affairs Anchor. These awards are selected on the basis of public voting. The People’s Choice Award encourages general public to vote online or via SMS.

What are the categories in this competition?

The categories for AGAHI Awards 2017 are as following:
Business & Economy, Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship , CPEC, Creating Shared Value, Corporate Social Responsibility, Culture & Tourism, Anti-Corruption, Institutional Reforms, Governance, Open Government, Disasters and Catastrophe, Education, Water, Food & Energy Nexus, Climate Change, Foreign Policy, Foresight and Futures, Health, Eliminating Hidden Hunger, Human Rights, Innovation Journalism, Infotainment, Journalism for Peace, Rule of Law, Media Ethics, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS), PHOTO JOURNALISM, Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR), Sports, Vocational Training & Technical Education, Citizen Empowerment, Water Diplomacy, Agriculture, Extremism and terrorism, Conflict, National Security.

Why are there so many categories for the AGAHI Awards?

AGAHI Awards is the foremost Media development initiative in Pakistan to identify best journalist reporting on the various verticals of journalism. We encourage diversity in content to improve and extend the ethical dimensions of journalism in the media. This involves introducing new and unconventional news beats to encourage journalists to report on a wider spectrum of issues and challenges faced by the society.

Why must a photograph of the entrant be submitted with the entry?

These photographs become part of our press and media packages, if the entrant is selected as an AGAHI Award winner. These photographs appear on our website when an entrant is nominated for award. However, we may consider if a participant is not comfortable in sharing his/her photograph.

What is the deadline for entering the award?

November 1, 2017 is the deadline for AGAHI Award submissions for AGAHI Awards 2017. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible instead of waiting for the last day.

How do AGAHI Awards winners get their Award?

The AGAHI Awards organize a ceremony for distribution in collaboration with leading press clubs across the country, local and international development bodies, regulatory authorities and the private sector. The Awards winners are invited to receive their award in the presence of about 300 people.

What do AGAHI Award winners get when they win?

The winners from each category get an award. The Favorite TV channel and Favorite Current Affairs Anchor (male and female) also get the award in the form of a memento. The AGAHI Awards are the most sought after awards for journalism in Pakistan, and have been the foremost media development initiative for the journalist community. The awards have recognized some of the most brilliant and professional journalists in the media industry. The AGAHI Awards winners have gradually progressed in their profession; where some have either reached a decision-making or leadership position in the industry, or have received academic and scholarly excellence for “Shaping the Future of Journalism”.

How do I contact the Agahi Awards office?

You can get in touch with the Agahi Awards team through the following means:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AgahiAwards/
Twitter: @agahiawards
Snapchat: Agahi Awards
Email: awards@agahi.org.pk
Telephone: +92-51-8439251.

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