Captioning Awards 2013: get your nominations in

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Wednesday, 11 September 2013 12:10pm

Nominations are now open for the 2013 Deafness Forum of Australia Captioning Awards. The Awards are held annually to recognise and encourage excellence in captioning across all forms of Australian media.

The categories for this year are:

  • TV captioning: recognises a significant achievement in the captioning of a TV program, series or event.
  • Entertainment, cinema and the arts: for an organisation that has made consistent efforts to provide and/or promote captioned performances, screenings or events.
  • Online captioning and digital innovation: for an organisation which has taken the initiative to consistently provide captions on a website or mobile app or which has used technology in an innovative way to enhance use or awareness of captions.
  • Captions for kids: for an individual, school or organisation that has made a significant commitment to provide or promote captions for educational benefits for school-age students.
  • Organisational commitment to captioning: open to any organisation that has made a significant commitment to providing captions for internal and/or external stakeholders.
  • Roma Wood OAM Community Award: recognises an individual who has made significant contributions towards the advancement of captioning in Australia.

Last year’s winners include SBS On Demand for the Online Captioning and Digital Innovation Award and the Parliamentary Education Office for the Captioning For Kids Award.

Nominations close Friday 11 October. The awards ceremony will be held in Sydney on 25 October.

Media Access Australia is a sponsor of the Deafness Forum of Australia Captioning Awards.

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