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16 days left to enter the 2013 MDDA-Sanlam Local Media Awards

Entries for the MDDA-Sanlam Local Media Awards for the year 2013 are drawing to a close, with just 16 days left to the deadline on 31 January 2014.
16 days left to enter the 2013 MDDA-Sanlam Local Media Awards - MDDA

This year, additional broadcast categories have been introduced. These are:
  • Best TV Reality Show
  • Best Community TV Station
  • Best Drama: Radio and TV
  • Best Children's Programme: Radio and TV
  • Best Sports Magazine Show: Radio and TV
  • Best Educational Magazine Show: Radio and TV
  • Best Indigenous Music Programme: Radio and TV
  • Best Business Programme: Radio and TV
No changes have been made to the print section. In total, there are now 35 categories for the broadcast and print sections of the Awards. For more information on the categories, please visit or

Entry forms are available online at and as well as from websites of the Awards partners - Print and Digital Media South Africa (; Association of Independent Publishers (; Forum of Community Journalists (; National Association of Broadcasters (; National Community Radio Forum (; and the Association of Christian Media (

The MDDA-Sanlam Local Media Awards aim to encourage excellence and to reward meritorious work in community journalism. They bring together more than 20 years of Sanlam Community Newspaper Awards and four years of SABC News/MDDA Community Media Awards into one big event.
  • Closing date: 31 January 2014 (no late submissions will be considered)
  • Entry validity: 1 January - 31 December 2013

Submission of entries:

Maline Malan
Sanlam Group Communications
PO Box 1, Sanlamhof 7532 OR
2 Strand Road, Bellville, 7530
Tel: 021 947 8132
Cell: 084 561 0967
Fax: 021 947 4889


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