The 2019 International Media Awards competition was a component of the World Trotting Conference. Competition was held in nine categories and the delegates of the conference voted for the winner of each category.
1. BEST NEWS ARTICLE
For articles written ’on deadline’ about ’breaking’ events, including reporting about races, racing industry happenings and so forth, and published in daily or weekly newspapers or online publications.
2. BEST MAGAZINE ARTICLE
For ’long-form’ articles written as ’features’ and published online or in magazines.
3. BEST PHOTOGRAPHY
Photos, not enhanced by any computer-aided special effects, other than those used to clarify the subject matter contained in the photograph.
4. BEST PRINTED OR WEB-BASED ADVERTISEMENT
For advertisements promoting races, breeding services and any other product, service or activity related to the sport of harness racing or Standardbred horses
5. BEST VIDEO OR FILM (ONLINE VIDEO INCLUDED) ADVERTISEMENT
Video or film-based advertisements for racing, breeding or any other product or service related to the standardbred industry
6. BEST TELEVISION PROGRAM OR DOCUMENTARY (ONLINE OR BROADCAST)
For programs that air on broadcast or the internet, whether long or short-form that do not include advertising content.
7. BEST POSTER
For printed posters used to promote racing, breeding or any other industry-related activity, product or service
8. BEST WEBSITE
For publications, organizations or non-commercial entities that appear on the internet.
9. BEST SOCIAL MEDIA (NEW CATEGORY)
For demonstrated excellence in social media usage and innovation