Journalists and media producers who have produced and published fire-related content in the past 12 months are encouraged to enter the annual Fire Awareness Awards.

The awards (run by MFB, CFA and DEPI) are open to media outlets state-wide and applications could relate to bushfire coverage, home fire incidents, promotion of fire education or fire safety initiatives.

Media and Communications Award

The Media and Communications Award recognises  innovative fire related media or communications project delivered through journalism, social media, publications, marketing, public relations, advertising or events, or by individual roles (such as broadcaster, writer, journalist, blogger, photo journalist, marketer) that has increased awareness of fire through responsible reporting and promotion.

Applications close on 30 September 2014. The awards will be presented at a gala evening on 4 December at the RACV Club.

Further information regarding the awards can be found at: http://fireawarenessawards.com.au/.

The Fire Awareness Awards is a joint program run by MFB, CFA and the Department of Environment and Primary Industry to recognise the hard work individuals, groups and organisations undertake to reduce the effects of fire in Victoria.

If you have any questions or require any further information please either email vicfireawards@mfb.vic.gov.au or call 03 9665 4487.

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