The eleventh edition of the Carles Rahola Local Communication Awards, organized by the College of Journalists of Catalonia and the Diputació de Girona, has received 69 works by 82 professionals from the world of journalism. Fourteen more works than in the previous edition, when 55 of 51 participants were presented.
As usual, the category with the highest participation was the best photography, which received 29 nominations from eleven different photojournalists.
The second category of the most popular awards is the best work in the print media, which involves 23 works by 25 journalists.
Below is the Miquel Diumé Award for the best radio program in which seven programs have been registered for 29 people.
In the category of best digital information, there have been five proposals written by ten different professionals and the prize for the best work on television has involved four projects and six authors.
The best institutional communication initiative has only won one share.
The prizes are endowed with € 1,000 per category, except for the best project in journalistic communication with a prize of € 2,000. This year, however, the category has been deserted.
With regard to the Carles Rahola Awards Scholarship, convened by the Girona City Council, it is endowed with 3,000 euros and aims to encourage research on the history of journalism in the Girona region, and is aimed, in alternate years, at journalists colleges and university students. This edition was aimed at professionals, and three nominations have been submitted.
The names of the winners will be announced during the awards ceremony, which will be held on Thursday, February 20 at eight in the evening at the Girona Auditorium. Comedians Rafel Faixedas and Carles Xuriguera, who already presented the gala last year, will once again lead the awards ceremony.
A few days before the eighth Rahola Week, a series of events organized by the Diputació de Girona and the Girona province of the College of Journalists, with the collaboration of the Girona City Council, the Carles Rahola public library and the University of Girona. The programming will be announced in early February.