The GAA MacNamee Awards are held annually to honour excellence in the area of communications, public relations and journalism, specifically related to the activities of the Association.
These awards are named after the late Pdraig MacNamee, former President of the GAA, Chairman of the GAA Commission 1969-1971 and member of RT authority.
Applications for the 2016 MacNamee Awards are now being accepted. It should be noted that only work published or completed in the 2016 calendar year is eligible for consideration and entries will not be returned. The awards scheme will be judged under the following headings:
Best GAA Publication
To cover general works focussing on the Association.
Best GAA Club Publication
To cover GAA County Yearbooks and Club History.
Best GAA Website or social media by Club/County
Covering the websites and social media channels of all the Associations units.
Best New Digital Initiative
Acknowledging the efforts made to find new ways to deliver GAA digital content, ie. Live streaming, blogs, etc.
Focussing on the best GAA-themed image.
To cater for all match day programmes produced for any level of the GAA.
Best GAA related Radio Programme
To cater for all GAA programming broadcast either nationally or locally
Provincial Media Award
To acknowledge high quality written journalism in a provincial publication.
National Media Award
To acknowledge high quality written journalism in national daily or Sunday publication.
Irish Language Award / Gradam na Gaeilge
To recognise excellence in the field of Irish language GAA journalism across all media/Aitheantas do ard-chaighden iriseoireachta, bainteach le CLG, in aon bhrainse de mhein na Gaeilge
Please note: There is a limit of three photographs per entrant for the photographic award and one entry for all other categories.
A Hall of Fame Award / Outstanding Service Award will also be made in recognition of a prolonged personal involvement in the coverage of GAA activities to the highest standards. This person is selected by the GAA President.
All entries should be marked GAA MacNamee Awards 2016 and addressed for the attention of Head of Communications Alan Milton, Croke Park, Dublin 3 or emailed to communicationsgaa.ie. Entrants should also clearly state what category they are submitting their entry under.
Award winners will be contacted in due course with further details in relation to the awards banquet.
Closing date for entries is Tuesday, 21/12/16.