The Golf Journalists Association of Canada (GJAC) will announce the winners of its annual Media awards on August 10th. The GJAC Media Awards are often presented at the annual GJAC golf day event, which has usually been held in southern Ontario during the early summer. However, the pandemic affected planning for this event, which will now go ahead in early October 2021. Given that time frame, the 2020 awards will be presented via a social media release and on the GJAC website.
Prizes and certificates will be mailed to the winners unless they indicate they plan to attend the annual GJAC golf day, in which case they will receive their prize and certificate at the event.
For background information, GJAC encourages, promotes and recognizes quality golf journalism in Canada by:
- connecting journalists across the country to share ideas, interest and knowledge
- encouraging members to celebrate equity, diversity and inclusiveness in golf in the stories they cover
- encouraging and supporting equity, diversity and inclusiveness in the membership of the golf journalism industry
- acknowledging excellence through annual awards
GJAC was originally formed in 1995 with a mandate to attain proper media facilities and improved working conditions at professional and amateur golf events across Canada; to encourage and promote golf journalism in Canada; to recognize outstanding contributions to golf and golf journalism in Canada and to add a sound, objective voice to the direction of golf in this country.
After a multi-year absence, discussions with the Royal Canadian Golf Association in 2006 about a re-birth of GJAC resulted in further talks with golf writers, radio and TV personnel and freelancers across the country to determine their level of interest in re-forming the Association. Based on a great deal of encouragement from potential members and affiliated golf associations, the Association was re-launched in September at the 2006 Canadian Open.
In 2013, GJAC joined Twitter, to help establish lines of communication across the country using social media. In 2020, the association held its first virtual Summit, part of a series intended to help membership stay connected, as well as to generate discussion and opportunities around important issues in the game. GJAC also contributes to the golf and broader community through charitable donations and other outreach programs. GJAC continues to honour the best in the business each year with its annual Media Awards; 2020 will be the thirteenth year the awards have been handed out.
If you have any questions about the GJAC Media Awards, please contact Curtis Gillespie at firstname.lastname@example.org.