First - Journalism (newspapers and news sites)
1. Social journalism:
The award is granted for the best news story, humanitarian story, reports, or field investigations, which deals with a local phenomenon or matter, characterized with dynamic and interactive interaction between the public and its participants, and explain and analyze what had happened from all the aspects.
2. Cultural journalism:
The award is granted to the best article, report or interview deals with criticism and analysis an issue related to literature and arts in its various forms (story, novel, poetry, criticism, theater, cinema, music and drawing).
3. Economic journalism:
The award is granted to the best report, interview, investigation and article deals with an economic issue with description, explanation and analysis by depending on information, numbers, statistics and pictures and show all to be presented in an easy language understood by unspecialized.
4. Political journalism:
The award is granted to the best report, interview, investigation and article deals with a current political issue with future implications for international public opinion. It must be presented with a clear and precise vision and show the effort in finding, analyzing and highlighting historical references of the facts.
5. Sports journalism:
The award is granted to the best report, interview, investigation and article deals with sports issues, promotes the development, innovation and competitiveness of Saudi sports and addressing raised issues in depth and professional coverage. Getting information from its sources, and presented to the public in such a way as to give other views the right to appear.
6. Investigative Journalism
The award is granted for investigatives which discuss topics or issues that interests the public opinon in all feilds. These investigations should be basied to feild efforts to reach the truth backed by evidences and figures.
The feild effort to reach facts and information.
Technical technique in processing.
Inclusiveness in dealing with issues and toplics.
Employing data and images.
7. Photo journalism:
The award is granted to the best press photo, on local, economic, political or sports matter, and the photo should reflect an issue, a subject or a position, with values and indications, and elements of attraction and suspense.
8. Caricature "cartons" journalism:
The award is granted to the best caricature "carton", on local, economic, political or sports matter, characterized by its originality, its ability to influence and the explaining of the idea, with the quality of drawing and clarity of idea.
The award is granted to a columnist who publishes by explicit name in the Saudi newspapers on a regular basis, in recognition of his continued contribution to journalism and to the development, education and enlightenment of society. The column should also be highly interactive and selected by the members of the award authority.
Second - Visual production:
1. Visual report:
The award is granted to the best field visual report, on local, economic, political or sports matter, which deals with a cause, event or incident that is of public interest. the report should analyzes, explains and clarifies what happened in all its aspect by relying on information, figures, statistics and photos to employ them in an objective context that paves or feeds a position.
2. TV interview:
The award is granted to the best field TV interview, on local, economic, political or sports matter, either live or recorded, with a well-known figure providing important information, or historical documents, or explaining a point of view about any social issues. The interview must be will prepared and asking questions that answer public queries, get a head start, as well as the timing of the interview and its relevance to important topics and events.
The award is granted to the best documentary, on local, economic, political or sports matter, discussing realistic events, international occasions, historical figures, or proves or denies the validity of a particular idea, and contains in detail a theme and a meaningful message in reaching the truth.
Third - Audio production:
Mass communication programs:
The award is granted to the best radio program, local, economic, political, cultural or sports matter, that enhances communication with the public, answers their questions and queries, and gives them an opportunity to express their opinions on the issues and topics raised.
Fourth: Media Application
The award is granted to the best media application on smart phones in Saudi Arabia. The application must be characterized by the characteristics of impact, creativity, operating efficiency and good services. The users should have access to the app information quickly, accurately and reliably.
Fifth: Pioneering Media:
The award is granted to the best entrepreneurial media project based on creativity and innovation and made by Saudi youth. This project must has unconventional economic and technical feasibility in employing digital media to support entrepreneurship. It must also contributes to creating a distinctive creative movement among young media professionals and highlights their stories and inspiring experiences. The project is subject to initial examination, and then the interview.
Sixth - Media Person of the Year:
The award is granted to a Saudi media figure, who has actively contributed to the renaissance of the Saudi media for more than two decades, worked in the media for many years, added a significant work development and presented pioneering work in the field of media profession.