Costa Press Club Communicator Awards 2017
Established by the Costa Press Club in 2006, the annual Communicator Awards honour excellence in journalism on the Costa del Sol. The awards are open to professionals in the media industry with a significant editorial aspect to their work and strong links to the Costa del Sol (see also Young Communicator Award below). They covers all aspects of journalism, including print newspapers and magazines, broadcasting, online digital, photography, multimedia and social media.
- Awards Criteria
* Entries must have been published/broadcast during the year (last publication date 31 December of 2017).
* Entries must be written in English, irrespective of nationality.
* Entries are limited to a maximum of three per person.
* Non-members are very welcome and encouraged to enter the awards.
* The nomination period for the 2017 awards will open towards the end of the year.
The judging panel will comprise three members with no professional connections to the award nominees. They will make their recommendation(s) to the club's committee for its final approval. Up to three awards can be made at the judges' discretion.
- Winners will be informed beforehand and awards announced and presented at a dinner meeting in mid 2018.
Young Communicator Award
We have a separate category for young journalists or content providers on the Costa del Sol. If you are 19 or under please send us your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org, stating 'Young Communicator'.
If you have been published in a school magazine or website, or on a public online channel or similar, we want to hear from you. Conditions and closing date are the same as the main Communicator Awards above, except we welcome entries from people still at school or studying. One award only will be made in this category. A Young Communicator Award is the perfect way to start your career. Good luck!
The 2016 winners were presented with their awards at the Costa Press Club’s fifteenth- anniversary gala dinner on 8 June 2017.
Overall winner of the Communicator Award was Abby Roule, for her blog, www. uncoveringandalucia.com. An award judge said on her work: “Wonderful quirky detail adds to the already good writing”.
The winner of the first-ever Young Communicator of the Year award, honouring upcoming journalistic talent on the coast, was 17-year-old Andrea Henderson De La Fuente, a pupil at Swans School in Marbella.
for their outstanding investigative journalism in 2011
best feature article "The Battle for a Bilingual Education"
founder and editor of "TypicallySpanish.com" and a broadcaster with "Talk Radio Europe"
feature article "A capital year for Spain"
for outstanding Theme Journalism "Giving Up The Bottle"
author of the book "Between Two Fires" - Guerrilla War in the Spanish Sierrras
founder and managing director of Andalucia.com. The Press Club also presented a special Honorary Communicator Award to Joan Davies, founder of Sur in English with her late husband Gerry Davies.
for her column "Spanish Language and Customs"
"You and the Law in Spain"