2017 MACA Media Awards

Submissions are now being accepted. Submissions close at 4:00PM 31 August 2017 (AEST).

IMPORTANT: Please read information below to assist you in completing your application online.

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

Welcome to the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Ageing (MACA) Media Awards online grant application service, powered by SmartyGrants.

You may begin anywhere in this application form. Please ensure you save as you go.

For queries about the guidelines, deadlines, or questions in the form, please contact us on 8753 9350 during business hours or email the MACA secretariat and quote your application number.

Click this link to read:

  • ReportAGE: Media guidelines for portraying people who are older and,
  • The MACA Media Awards Terms and Conditions.

Award Categories and Criteria

  • News
    • Show originality and creativity
    • Raise awareness and lead to broader understanding of ageing as a normal process
    • Demonstrate balance and accuracy
    • Is a realistic portrayal of ageing              
  • Current Affairs
    • Show originality and creativity
    • Raise awareness and lead to broader understanding of ageing as a normal process
    • Demonstrate balance and accuracy
    • Is a realistic portrayal of ageing
  • Lifestyle and health
    • Show originality and creativity
    • Raise awareness and lead to broader understanding of ageing as a normal process
    • Demonstrate balance and accuracy
    • Is a realistic portrayal of ageing
  • Advertising
    • Show originality and creativity
    • Raise awareness and lead to broader understanding of ageing as a normal process
    • Demonstrate balance and accuracy
    • Is a realistic portrayal of ageing
  • Images
    • Show originality and creativity
    • Raise awareness and lead to broader understanding of ageing as a normal process
    • Demonstrate balance and accuracy
    • Is a realistic portrayal of ageing
    • Nominations can include photographs, still images and cartoons

Sources of material

Nominations can be made from the following sources:

  • Print – Newspapers, magazines, articles
  • Broadcast – TV and radio
  • Internet - blogs, websites, YouTube videos

Internet nominations should adhere to technical standards, including ease of accessibility, interaction and user-friendliness.

Exclusions: Content appearing solely on social media such as Facebook, Instagram or Twitter is not eligible. Opinion pieces, journal articles and research articles are not eligible either.

Material can be nominated in more than one category, however a separate form is required for each entry.

All nominated material must have been published/broadcasted between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017.

Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in October 2017.

Entries close at 4 pm, August 31 2017

If you need more help using this form, download the Help Guide for Applicants or check out Applicant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

If you wish to leave a partially completed application, press 'save' and log out. When you log back in and click on the 'My Submissions' link at the top of the screen, you will find a list of any applications you have started or submitted. You can reopen your draft application and start where you left off.

You can also download any application, whether draft or completed, as a PDF. Click on the 'Download' button located at the bottom of the last page of the application form.

You will find a Review and Submit button at the bottom of the Navigation Panel. You need to review your application before you can submit it.

Once you have reviewed your application you can submit it by clicking on 'Submit' at the top of the screen or on the navigation panel. You will not be able to submit your application until all the compulsory questions are completed.

Once you have submitted your application, no further editing or uploading of support materials is possible.

When you submit your application, you will receive an automated confirmation email with a copy of your submitted application attached. This will be sent to the email you used to register.

If you do not receive a confirmation of submission email then you should presume that your submission has NOT been submitted.

You may need to upload/submit attachments to support your application. This is very simple, but requires you to have the documents saved on your computer, or on a storage device.

You need to allow enough time for each file to upload before trying to attach another file. Files can be up to 25MB each; however, we do recommend trying to keep files to a maximum of 5MB – the larger the file, the longer the upload time.