CITN wins big in CBU Awards

CITN has been honoured in four different categories of the Caribbean Broadcasting Union Awards.

CITN won best Educational or Cultural Programme, Best Sports Feature, Best Commercial, and Best Public Affairs spot for 2007.

Anita Smith and Vanessa Hansen teamed up to cover the Special Olympic World Summer Games in Shanghai, China.

The result was a one-hour special highlighting the Cayman Islands athletes and the Special Olympics movement.

‘West Meets East: the Shanghai Connection’ was named Best Educational or Cultural Programme, the first CBU Award for Ms Smith and Ms Hansen.

CITN photojournalist Jeremy Davies got the judges’ attention with his story on visiting stunt cyclists who performed for Pirates Week celebrations.

Davies, who joined the News 27 team in April 2007, was awarded Best Sports Feature.

Commercial Producers Erin Hawkins, Jay Hawkins, and Matt Norris teamed up to produce a 30 second television commercial for Cayman Airways. The ‘Sister Islands’ spot earned them a Best Commercial award.

Matt Norris picked up another honour in the Best Public Affairs category for producing a PSA for the Constitutional Review Secretariat.

The Caribbean Broadcasting Union is an association of broadcasters in the region.

Every year the CBU presents awards in a wide range of categories for television and radio broadcast and print journalism.

The awards are extremely competitive as submissions come from more than 30 broadcasters in the region.

CITN has earned awards in the past for the ‘Raising the Roof’ telethon and Daybreak’s ‘On the Road’ programmes.

You can see the CBU Awards on Cayman 27 on Tuesday 26th August at 8pm followed by the Special Olympics, ‘ West Meets East: The Shanghai Connection’ at 9pm.

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