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CTO Caribbean Media Awards 2024 to Celebrate Excellence in Journalism

CTO Caribbean Media Awards 2024

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CTO Caribbean Media Awards 2024 to Celebrate Excellence in Journalism

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has announced the return of its Caribbean Media Awards, the prestigious honor given to journalists and influencers whose work has significantly contributed to the promotion of Caribbean tourism.

The awards ceremony, set to spotlight outstanding media contributions from the United States and the Caribbean, is scheduled to take place amidst the vibrant celebrations of Caribbean Week in New York, from June 16 to 21, 2024.


Entries are sought in the following award categories:

  • Best Feature Article or Story: Recognizes excellence in long-form storytelling (print or online) that provides in-depth analysis, compelling narratives, and unique perspectives on Caribbean culture, history, etc.
  • Best News Reporting: Honors exceptional reporting of breaking news, events, or issues of significance to the Caribbean region that demonstrates accuracy and journalistic integrity.
  • Best Podcast/Radio: Celebrates excellence in podcasting/radio reporting, whether itʼs storytelling, interviews or discussions offering engaging and informative Caribbean content.
  • Best Photojournalism: Celebrates impactful visual storytelling through photography, capturing the essence of life in the Caribbean region, from daily life to cultural events, natural landscapes, or social issues.
  • Best Video Production:  Honors outstanding video production, including broadcast news segments, short films, or online video content that showcases the richness and diversity of Caribbean culture, people and landscapes.
  • Best Social Media Campaign: Recognizes innovative and effective social media campaigns (by journalists or influencers) that engage audiences, raise awareness, or promote positive change on issues relevant to the Caribbean region.
  • Best Personal Immersive Story: Highlights a feature story that demonstrated time in the destination, integration and deep exploration of off-the-beaten-path in a destination.
  • Diaspora Journalist of the Year: Honors members of the Diaspora community who impact tourism in the Caribbean region through their storytelling.
  • Emerging Journalist of the Year: Spotlights the achievements of up-and-coming journalists, reporters or content creators who have demonstrated exceptional talent, potential and commitment to excellence in Caribbean media.

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Eligibility of CTO Caribbean Media Awards

  • Only entries submitted by CTO government members, their public relations agencies or qualified media shall be eligible.
  • Minimum circulation for newspaper or magazine entries is 20,000 (1,000 for Caribbean media).
  • Only one entry per person per category will be accepted.
  • Submissions should showcase creativity and thoughtful knowledge of the Caribbean and have a provocative story angle.

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Selection Criteria for CTO Caribbean Media Awards

Criteria for the judging of entries shall be:

  • Content – Relevance, accuracy, cohesiveness of material, adherence to journalistic standards
  • Structure & Form – Relevance of topic, clarity, pace, structure (introduction, development and conclusion), presentation of information and ideas
  • Title – Relevance of title, concision, clarity
  • Quality of Language – Use of language, quality of syntax, quality of sentence structure
  • Originality – Originality of ideas, ability to spark audienceʼs curiosity, boldness, creativity


Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline08 May,2024
OrganizerCaribbean Tourism Organization
Contact the organizer E-mail: [email protected]



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