The Aster Media Awards have been conceptualized by Aster DM Healthcare in recognition of the tremendous impact of mainstream media in shaping public awareness, acknowledgement and actions in the respective region. As part of the social responsibility of the Group, Aster DM Healthcare has been keen to provide a platform to applaud the efforts of the fourth estate, whose talent, efforts and commitment do not get the due recognition in society.
The inaugural Aster Media Awards for the national title were held in New Delhi, while the state awards were held in Kerala in April 2016. To celebrate international talent, Aster has named the “Shri Vivekanandan Memorial Award”, honouring the late editor of Gulf Today in the GCC.
The 2016 Aster Media Awards winners were chosen by a respected jury of eminent individuals from across the region, recognised for their experience and intellectual thought. Furthermore, the three categories of the awards do not just factor in location but have different cash prizes. The national awards carry a cash prize of INR 10 lakhs, while the state wide award carries cash prizes of INR 5 lakhs and the International-(GCC) Award carries be a cash price of AED 25,000.
Applications for the 2017 edition of Aster Media Awards are now open. In order to qualify for the 2017 awards, work published in 2016, by an accredited or recognized print or broadcasting media will be accepted.