GAA: McNamee Awards now open to members and the General Public

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Updated: January 14, 2014

For the first time ever GAA supporters and members can nominate entries for consideration for the 2013 McNamee Awards under the heading of National Media Award.


Previously only entries submitted by journalists, media organisations and units of the Association were eligible for consideration.The awards for 2013 will be presented at Croke Park next month and in a departure from previous years nominations are welcome from members of the public who would like attention drawn to a printed article from the national media for the high standards it reached.

The McNamee Awards honour excellence in the area of communications, public relations and journalism, specifically related to the activities of the Association.

Applications for the 2013 McNamee Awards will be accepted and processed up until Thursday 23rd. It should be noted that only work published or completed in the 2013 calendar year is eligible for consideration and entries will not be returned.

Please note: There is a limit of three photographs per entrant for the photographic award and one entry for all other categories.

The awards scheme will be judged under the following headings:

• Best GAA Publication
To cover all GAA Publications, including Club publications, County Yearbooks and general histories.

• Best GAA Website
Covering the websites of all the Association’s units.

• Best Professional Photograph
Focusing on the best GAA-themed image from professionals.

• Best Amateur Photograph
As above but open to amateur / non-working photographers

• Best Programme
To cater for all match day programmes produced for any level of the Association.

• Best GAA related Radio Programme
To cater for all GAA programming broadcast either nationally or locally.

• Provincial Media Award
To acknowledge high quality written journalism in a provincial publication.

• National Media Award
To acknowledge high quality written journalism in national daily or Sunday publication. * Also open to the public.

• Irish Language Award / Gradam na Gaeilge
To recognise excellence in the field of Irish language GAA journalism across all media/Aitheantas do ard-chaighdeán iriseoireachta, bainteach le CLG, in aon bhrainse de mheáin na Gaeilge

• Club Project Award (Digital & Social Media)
A club only award, this category aims to acknowledge excellence in a one-off project across all forms of public relations, communication and digital activity.

A Hall of Fame Award / Outstanding Service Award will also be made in recognition of a prolonged personal involvement in the coverage of GAA activities to the highest standards. This person is selected by the GAA President.
All entries should be marked “GAA McNamee Awards 2013” and addressed for the attention of Head of Media Relations Alan Milton, Croke Park, Dublin 3 or emailed to communications@gaa.ie.

Entrants should also clearly state what category they are submitting their entry under.

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