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Galliova Awards

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Aim of the awards

The Galliova Awards (Galli= Latin for chicken, ova = egg) are awarded annually to the best food and health media in South Africa, whether their work is published in print magazines, newspapers or online platforms. The Food Champion’s award recognises excellence in the overall promotion of food culture, food writing, visual appeal, food styling and the evident support of locally produced poultry products, including both eggs and chicken. The Health Writers’ award recognises excellence in balanced and evidence-based reporting on health, including nutrition related issues with an inclusion of local eggs &/ chicken.

The Galliova Awards are sponsored by the Egg and Broiler Producers of the South African Poultry Association (SAPA).

The 2021 Galliova Awards are open to food and health media of South African print and online publications. A special, stand-alone, category which was introduced in 2020 for invited digital food influencers will be continued in 2021.


Entry Period:

The entry period for the Galliova Awards 2021 is now open. Published print articles from November 2020 to October 2021 are eligible for entry (PDF’s for October issues of print publications will be accepted). Online entries from November 2020 to end August 2021 are eligible for entry.

All entries must be received by 16h00 Thursday 2nd September 2021

Late or incomplete entries cannot be considered.

Please send a follow up email to confirm receipt of your WeTransfer/Drop Box entry submission to lauren@protactic.co.za. All entries will be acknowledged by e-mail. *Please note: SAPA cannot be held liable or responsible for the late arrival of entries.

Award Categories

The 32nd Galliova Awards will honour food and health media within the below categories:

Five category awards worth a total of R136 500 will be presented this year. These include:

  1. Galliova Food Champion (Food print & online media). First prize R25 000, second prize R6 000, third prize R3 000.
  2. Galliova Health Writer (Health print & online media). First prize R20 000
  3. Galliova Egg Champion (Food/health print & online media). First prize R20 000, second prize R5 000, third prize R2 500.
  4. Galliova Broiler Champion (Food/health print & online media). First prize R20 000, second prize R5 000, third prize R2 500.
  5. Digital Food Influencer (invited South African digital food influencers). First prize R20 000, second prize R5 000, third prize R2 500.

Second and third place prizes for all categories, with the exception of the Health Writers category, will be awarded for 2021.


Categories and criteria 2021

Galliova Food Champion (open to food media only – not digital food influencers)

All food media representing South African magazines, newspapers and credible online publications are eligible to enter the Galliova Food Champion award category. The food media for this award need to show creativity, understanding of local egg &/ chicken recipes and overall passion for food excellence in their entries. The following criteria will be taken into account for the Food Champion’s award category:

Criteria:

  1. Originality and consistency of articles and recipes.
  2. Relevant and informed use of local eggs &/ chicken in at least one of the articles – even if as part of recipe ingredients.
  3. Factually correct, concise, relevant and understandable recipes.
  4. Writing – clarity, communication, easy and enjoyable reading.
  5. Understanding and addressing specific target market needs including affordability of the recipes provided and consideration of budget restraints.
  6. Visual appeal and layout of article.

Requirements:

  1. Minimum 4 and maximum 12 articles per person will be accepted. No more and no less please.
  2. In order to qualify for entry, all entrants will be required to make mention of local eggs &/ chicken meat in at least one of the articles – even if as part of recipe ingredients.

Galliova Health Writer (open to health writers only)

All health writers representing South African magazines, newspapers and credible online publications are eligible to enter the Galliova Health Writer award category.Health media who have shown overall excellence in health writing, including understanding and informed referencing to local eggs &/ chicken will be eligible to enter the Health Writer award category. The following criteria will be taken into account for the Health Writer’s award category:

Criteria:

  1. Originality, creativity and innovation.
  2. Scientific accuracy.
  3. Objectivity & balance, perspective & angle of article.
  4. Relevant and informed use of local eggs &/ chicken in at least one of the articles, linked to key health messages – even if as part of recipe ingredients.
  5. Contribution to contemporary debates and accessibility to target audience.
  6. Sources consulted.
  7. Independent of commercial and other influences

Requirements:

  1. Minimum of 3 full length articles plus 2 snippets or a maximum of 10 articles per person will be accepted. No more and no less please.
  2. In order to qualify for entry, all entrants will be required to make mention of the health benefits of local eggs &/ chicken meat in at least one of the articles – even if as part of recipe ingredients.
  3. Understanding and addressing specific target market needs including affordability of the recipes if provided and consideration of budget restraints.

Galliova Egg Champion (open to food & health media only – not digital food influencers)

All food/health media representing South African magazines, newspapers and credible online publications are eligible to enter the Galliova Egg Champion category.

Criteria:

  1. The food media entering the Galliova Egg Champion category will need to use the most local eggs, use local eggs in the most creative way and use the most visually appealing egg-related visuals.
  2. The health writer entering the Galliova Egg Champion category will need to inform readers in an inspiring and innovative manner about the health benefits of local eggs as part of a balanced diet.
  3. A minimum of one main local egg feature will need to form part of the Egg Champion submission – both food and health media.

Requirements:

  1. Food media entering this category should submit a minimum 4 and maximum 12 articles. No more and no less please.
  2. Health writers entering this category should submit a minimum of 3 full length articles plus two snippets or a maximum of 10 articles. No more and no less please.
  3. Submissions for the Egg Champion category will be required to include at least one local egg feature within the submission. This feature will need to highlight local eggs and not only include eggs as an ingredient in recipes or just as a mention in an article.
  4. If there is more than one entrant from the same publication for the Egg Champion, one egg feature published between November 2020 and October 2021 (or end August 2021 for online articles), will need to be included in each entrant’s submission, even if it is by another contributor, to show that the publication has promoted eggs during this period.
  5. Understanding and addressing specific target market needs including affordability of the recipes provided and consideration of budget restraints.

Galliova Broiler Champion (open to food & health media only – not digital food influencers)

All food/health media representing South African magazines, newspapers and credible online publications are eligible to enter the Galliova Broiler Champion category.

Criteria:

  1. The food media entering the Galliova Broiler Champion category will need to use the most local chicken meat, use local chicken meat in the most creative way and use the most visually appealing chicken-related visuals.
  2. The health writer entering the Galliova Broiler Champion award will need to inform readers in an inspiring and innovative manner about the health benefits of local chicken meat as part of a balanced diet.
  3. A minimum of one main local chicken feature will need to form part of the Broiler Champion submission – both food and health media.

Requirements:

  1. Food media entering this category should submit a minimum 4 and maximum 12 articles. No more and no less please.
  2. Health writers entering this category should submit a minimum of 3 full length articles plus two snippets or a maximum of 10 articles. No more and no less please.
  3. Submissions for the Broiler Champion category will be required to include at least one local chicken feature within the submission. This feature will need to highlight local chicken meat and not only include chicken meat as an ingredient in recipes or just as a mention in an article.
  4. If there is more than one entrant from the same publication for the Broiler Champion Award, one chicken meat feature published between November 2020 and October 2021 (or end August 2021 for online articles), will need to be included in each entrant’s submission, even if it is by another contributor to show that the publication has promoted local chicken meat during this period.
  5. Understanding and addressing specific target market needs including affordability of the recipes provided and consideration of budget restraints.

Digital Food Influencer (invited South African digital food influencers)

For the second year, this category will comprise South African digital food influencers who have been invited to enter, by the SAPA Galliova Committee and Galliova judges. These digital food influencers need to show creativity, understanding of local egg &/ chicken recipes and overall passion for food excellence in their entries.

Criteria:

  1. Originality and consistency of articles and recipes.
  2. Relevant and informed use of local eggs &/ chicken in at least 4 of the articles – even if as part of recipe ingredients. Other articles submitted may cover the overall passion for food excellence.
  3. Factually correct, concise, relevant and understandable recipes.
  4. Writing – clarity, communication, easy and enjoyable reading.
  5. Understanding and addressing specific target market needs.
  6. Visual appeal and layout of article.

Requirements:

  1. Minimum of 6 articles and maximum of 10 articles, between November 2020 and end August 2021 will be accepted. No more and no less please.
  2. In order to qualify for entry, all digital food influencer entrants will be required to make mention of local eggs &/ chicken meat in at least 4 of the articles – even if as part of recipe ingredients.
  3. Understanding and addressing specific target market needs including affordability of the recipes provided and consideration of budget restraints

Selecting categories to enter:

Media may enter more than one category if they qualify according to the above criteria. As the awards are sponsored by the South African Poultry Association, entrants who deliver exemplary work in promoting South African poultry products, will stand a greater chance of winning.

Submitting your work:

  1. You may enter your own work from more than one publication if you write for more than one publication.
  2. Scan each page you wish to enter and save as a PDF – or you may already have a PDF.
  3. Save each page into folders titled according to publication name and date.
  4. Save all sub-folders into one main folder with your full name.
  5. For online articles include a Word document in date order with a screen grab and link to the article.
  6. Invited digital food influencers may only enter articles/recipes from their own digital platform. Screen grabs plus a link to the article must be sent, clearly showing date of publishing.
  7. Complete and sign the entry form, scan and save as a PDF. This document to be included with submission.
  8. Submit your entry via a WeTransfer or Drop Box link to lauren@protactic.co.za.

Cost:

There is no entry fee.

Judging:

Entrants will be judged on the above set criteria and by a panel of judges. All food entries will be judged by a panel of six judges and health entries by two judges. Entrants will be scored out of 100. Following the scoring process, the judges will meet virtually in September to discuss scoring of the entries in order to ensure that the judging process is fair and transparent and to determine finalists.


Galliova Awards Ceremony

Please note that finalists will not be announced and due to Covid-19, the 2021 Galliova Awards ceremony will be held as a virtual event on the 15th October. All entrants will be invited to attend this virtual event.


General Rules:

  1. The competition is organised by the South African Poultry Association (SAPA).
  2. In the event of any dispute regarding the rules, conduct, results and all other matters relating to the competition, the decision of SAPA and the judges shall be final and no correspondence or discussion shall be entered into.
  3. Should any of the above listed categories receive less than 3 entries, SAPA reserves the right to exclude this category from the 2021 Galliova awards.
  4. By entering the competition, you hereby warrant that all information submitted is true, current and complete. SAPA reserves the right to verify the eligibility of all entrants.
  5. As the awards are sponsored by SAPA, entrants for the various awards should ensure that local eggs &/ chicken meat are included in some of the articles as stipulated above to show that their publication has promoted local eggs &/ chicken meat during this period.
  6. The Galliova Awards is a South African competition sponsored by the South African Poultry Industry, and serves to promote locally produced poultry, therefore the emphasis on locally produced chicken meat and eggs will be appreciated.
  7. Competition entries must be submitted in the manner and by the closing date and time specified on the notes to entrants. Failure to do so will disqualify the entry. (Please take note of “Submitting your work” section).
  8. Entry forms need to be filled out, signed by all entrants and scanned for inclusion with each entry.
  9. All submitted scanned articles will be checked against final print copies for authenticity.
  10. Only final October magazine proofs will be accepted and checked against final print copies for authenticity. If there are inconsistencies between the proof and the print copy the entry will be discarded.
  11. SAPA cannot accept responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft, destruction, alteration of or unauthorised access to entries, or entries lost, damaged or delayed as a result of load shedding, server functions, technical issues, virus, bugs or other causes outside SAPA’s control. Proof of sending is not proof of receipt. Entrants will be notified via email once entries are received.
  12. Winners will not be announced prior to the awards event.
  13. The judges reserve the right to move an entry into a different category if they deem it to be more appropriate.
  14. Submissions may include published information/articles/recipes & visuals supplied by Protactic on behalf of SAPA but additional points will be given for original information.
  15. In the case/situation where syndicated material is used or where two or more journalists from the same publication submit the same work, the onus will be on the journalists to decide how the prize money should be shared, should one journalist win a Galliova Award.
  16. Submissions may not include sponsored features, blogs, social media or advertorials.
  17. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  18. Prizes are awarded at SAPA’s discretion and no prizes will be awarded as a result of improper actions by or on behalf of any entrant. Where entries are being judged on creative or artistic merit or other subjective criteria, SAPA and/or the competition judges (acting reasonably) reserve the right not to select a winner, and/or to remove or amend selection criteria and/or the structure and operation of the competition if entries are not of the requisite standard.
  19. Winners may be requested to take part in promotional activity and SAPA reserves the right to use the names and addresses of winners, their photographs and audio and/or visual recordings of them in any publicity.

Contact Lauren Anceriz 072 756 8463; lauren@protactic.co.za or Glynnis Branthwaite 082 557 3919, glynnis@protactic.co.za - if you have any queries or require any additional information.