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FAQS

How is Multicultural Media defined for the PMMAs?
Multicultural media is defined as an organisation which publishes in a language other than English or caters to specific multicultural communities.

Only multicultural media can nominate for the following categories:

  • Best Investigative Story
  • Best Editorial/Commentary
  • Best Image
  • Best News Report
  • Best Radio Report
  • Best Community TV or Community Radio Report
  • Best Use of Social and Digital Media
  • Best Print Publication (Submit three hard copies)
  • Best Creative and Innovative Design
  • Emerging Journalist of the Year (Under 30)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award


Are self nominations accepted?
Yes, you can nominate yourself or the organisation that you work for.

Can I submit more than one nomination?
You can submit one nomination per category only.

What is the period of work is eligible to be considered for a PMMA?
Any work published or broadcast from 1 February 2015 to 31 January 2016 is eligible to enter.

What kind of supporting material can I include in my nomination?
Supporting material can include any relevant statistics, detailed data and evidence of success that supports your nomination.     

How long does the nomination summary need to be?
Nomination summaries are limited to 300 words.

My work is in language. Do I need to provide an English translation?
Yes, an English translation is required for in language work.

I have previously nominated. Can I nominate again?
Absolutely! PMMAs are competitive by nature and you have to be in it to win it.

Is the program open to all media?
Most categories for 2016 are designed with multicultural media organisations in mind, with two categories designated to all media.

The two categories open to all media are:

  • Best Long Form Feature
  • Best story on cultural diversity


In addition, a new category, Best Student Work Promoting Harmony and Cultural Diversity, celebrates young talent and supports students developing their skills in journalism.

When do nominations close?
Nominations close midnight 19 June – make sure you submit your nomination as no late entries will be accepted.

Only nominations completed on the official nomination form and returned to Multicultural NSW will be accepted.

How do I find out if I am a finalist?
You will be informed by Multicultural NSW once the judging is complete.

When is the PMMA held?
The Awards will be presented on 21 July in Sydney at an invitation only gala dinner.