Organisers of the Cliq Awards, a Photography and Videography awards are set to unveil categories and open nomination at an event set for tomorrow, Friday, 28 July at the Holiday Inn Hotel, Accra.
The award scheme, the first of its kind in the country is aimed at recognising and awarding the works of photographers and videographers, photojournalists, agency workers in advertising and commercial image delivery industry.
A total of 22 categories will be awarded with 12 in the Photography section and 10 for Videography section respectively.
The categories in the Photography session are Photojournalist of the Year, Advertising Photographer of the Year, Portrait Photographer, Landscape Photographer of the Year (Drone Capture Inclusive), Nature & Wildlife Photographer of the Year and Still Life Photographer of the Year.
The others are Social Events Photographer of the Year, Corporate Events Photographer of the Year, Discovery of the Year, a Posthumous Award and Photographer of the year
Again, some of the awards for the Videography session are Video Journalist of the Year, Advertising Videographer of the Year, Portrait Videographer of the Year, Landscape Videographer of the Year (Drone Capture Inclusive), Nature & Wildlife Videographer of the Year and Videographer of the year.
Speaking to Showbiz, a member of the organising team, Mr James Okyere said selection will be done by a five member jury of eminent persons who will review and select the best three candidates in each category of the awards.
He explained that the ultimate winners for the various categories will be selected by the jury based on the set standards.
“Image clarity, subject relevance, creativity and appeal are some of the benchmarks to be used to select the best out of the many competing entries,” he said.