PROFILE of JAMAICA BROILERS GROUP FAIR PLAY AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE
In 2013 the Jamaica Broilers Group introduced the Fair Play Award of Excellence with one overall award going to the most outstanding work published or broadcast across all categories of media. This year, however, JBG has extended the number of awardees to include a 1st and 2nd runner-up from across all media platforms to encourage more journalists whose work show thoroughness and balance.
The winner will get a trophy and a cash prize of $500,000.00; the 1st runner-up a trophy and $300,000 cash and the 2nd runner-up a trophy and $200,000 cash.
In 2000, Jamaica Broilers initiated the annual JBG Fair Play Awards programme in recognition of the powerful and influential role that the media plays in forging public opinion and responses … and to reward those who best exemplify the fairness and balance with which they must carry out that important responsibility.
“The Jamaica Broilers Fair Play Award programme provides incentives for local journalists to improve their investigative and reporting skills … to intensify their commitment to their profession of journalism … and, in achieving excellence, to become a possible last line of defence between justice and exploitation, honesty and double talk, myopia and the visionary world view!” - Alma Mock Yen, Former Chief Judge