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Entry Deadline Approaches for Media Awards 2016

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There are just three weeks to the closing date for entries to this year’s Media Awards. The closing date has been set for Monday 22nd of February. This year the organisers have stressed that due to the time constraints on the judging process, no extensions to the deadline will be granted this year.

As part of the build-up to the deadline for entries, the organisers of the Awards will be holding a live Q&A session on its Facebook page next Wednesday, February 3rd at 2.30pm. During this live session, entrants can ask questions of the organisers, specifically those relating to the categories, entry forms, putting together entries and other relevant topics.  The Facebook page can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/themediaawards . In addition, entrants can also ask questions about the Awards by submitting any questions to info@mediaawards.ie or by telephoning us on 01- 284 6096.

Paul Keenan, the CEO, Bauer Media Group will once again chair this year’s judging panel.  Paul has worked in the media industry for over 20 years. In 2000, he was appointed Chief Executive of Emap Digital, managing the development of the group’s global digital assets.  Paul became Chief Executive of Emap Consumer Media in 2001, managing the company’s magazines and online assets in the UK, Australia and its licences internationally. Paul was then asked to join the board of Emap plc as a Director in 2005 and assumed responsibility for the group’s broadcast assets that year. Following the sale of Emap Consumer Media -magazines and radio- to Bauer Media Group in 2008, Paul has led the business in the same capacity. He has been a board director of the PPA (Professional Press Association) for a number of years.