Congratulations to the environmental journalists who won this year’s SAB Environmental Media and Media Environmentalist Awards.
The Awards, in their 27th year, recognise the excellence of South African journalists who are reporting on and creating awareness of environmental issues.
The South African Breweries (SAB), together with a panel of judges from within the media industry, has announced the winners.
“The annual Awards have grown over the years and we are especially pleased with the caliber of entries we received this time round,” says Robyn Chalmers, head of corporate communications at SAB.
The winners for the 2015 SAB Environmental Media and Media Environmentalist of the Year, under the below categories, are:
Written Media Award (Print and Online)
- winner: Sheree Bega, Saturday Star
- first place merit winner: Leonie Joubert, Citydesired.com
- special mention: Jeffrey Barbee, Freelance
Photography Award (Print and Online)
- winner: Stefan Heunis, AFP
- special mention: Susan Scott, Freelance
Video Media Award (Television and Online)
- winner: Hermien Roelvert, 50/50
- merit winner: Joy Summers, Carte Blanche
- merit winner: Monique Mortlock, EWN
Audio Media Award (Radio and Online)
- merit winner: Minoshni Pillay, SABC (DBN)
Nick Steele Memorial Award for the Enviromentalist of the Year
- winner: John Masson, LBD Biodiversity
The Magqubu Ntombela and Ian Player Cub award
- winner: Bertus Louw, 50/50
“We at SAB would like to congratulate all the entrants who submitted work that grabbed the attention of their readers and our panel of judges. We also wish our winners congratulations on their amazing achievement,” says Chalmers.
The SAB Environmental Media Awards seek out to continuously acknowledge and recognise the work of dedicated members of the South African Environmental Media who excel in their reportage of all current environmental matters.
Over the last few years, SAB has made a commitment to keep these awards in line with best global practice, listening in earnest to the feedback received from the environment media in South Africa at large and ensuring the Awards are reflective of both the local and global media landscape.
All Main category winners will receive a cash prize of R25,000 while merit winners each receive R3,000. The winner of the Magqubu Ntombela and Ian Player Cub Award will receive R15,000 prize money. The Nick Steele Memorial Award winner does not receive a monetary prize.