News Corp Launches 2018 Shine Awards

News Corp Launches 2018 Shine Awards
SHARE
THIS



Publishing giant News Corp Australia has kicked off the 2018 Shine Awards – a partnership between regional newspaper The Weekly Times and Harvey Norman.

Now in its second year, the Shine Awards celebrates the achievements and contribution of women across rural and regional Australia.

The Shine Awards run for 12 weeks in The Weekly Times and one theweeklytimes.com.au, starting today with a four-page wrap of the paper, digital execution and an extensive social media strategy.

Over the next three months, The Weekly Times, Rural Weekly and Tasmanian Country, as well as other News Corp titles across print and digital, will highlight the outstanding work being done by women on farms and off them, in rural towns across Australia, in community groups and sporting clubs, in businesses, schools and homes.

Audiences will be encouraged to share stories and nominate women through print, digital and social media.

The awards will culminate with a special 32-page magazine in The Weekly Times on Wednesday 21 November to announce award winners in six categories: Vision, Dedication, Spirit, Belief, Grace, and Courage. An overall winner will also be crowned.

Each category winner will be awarded a $2500 voucher from Harvey Norman. The overall Shine winner will be awarded $5000.

Penny Fowler, chairman of The Herald and The Weekly Times, and News Corp Australia Community Ambassador, said: “I am thrilled the Shine Awards will continue to recognise so many inspirational women from across Australia’s regional and rural communities.

“The awards concept originated from a conversation with Harvey Norman chief executive Katie Page on how we could lift the profile of rural women in this country, and last year was an exemplary start.

“We are delighted to be partnering with Harvey Norman on the Shine Awards again this year to celebrate and recognise women across rural and regional Australia who are making a real difference in their communities.

“It is through the Shine Awards we also hope to increase engagement with the Country Women’s Association – an organisation which works extremely hard to enhance the value of living in the country for women and their families, especially those in remote Australia.”

Page said: “The Shine Awards are just getting started. The first year was an extraordinary success – so many exceptional women were nominated from every state and territory.

“We know from our work in regional and rural Australia, there are so many more women whose contribution is yet to be recognised and their community story remains untold.

“The Shine Awards goes beyond delivering deserved recognition. It creates a forum – a platform to share the innovations, developments and expertise pioneered by these women. Successful leaders and entrepreneurs understand the importance of shared experience.”

Shine Awards editor Camille Smith (pictured above) said: “The Shine Awards allows us to focus media attention on extraordinary women who are making a real difference to lives across regional and rural Australia.

“Through last year’s Shine Awards, dozens of stories emerged of female achievement, entrepreneurship, dedication, humility, leadership and triumph over adversity.

“Shine shared these women’s stories with a nationwide audience. The 18 finalists of 2017 illustrated the breadth and depth of female leadership in rural industries, community groups, sporting clubs, families and charity organisations across the country.

“Among them were a farmers’ market organiser, nurse, musician, shearer, firefighter, doctor, charity founder and plenty of farmers.

“Equally importantly, the awards inspired readers to nominate hundreds more women who deserve to be recognised. Through this year’s Shine Awards, The Weekly Times will share as many of their stories as possible.

“We also look forward to working closely with the Country Women’s Association to emphasise the continued strength and importance of this organisation for rural and regional communities.”

Please login with linkedin to comment

2018 Shine Awards harvey norman News Corp News Corp Australia the weekly times

Latest News

Study: 51% Of Aussie Professionals Don’t Feel Safe Returning To The Office
  • Uncategorised

Study: 51% Of Aussie Professionals Don’t Feel Safe Returning To The Office

Just over half (51 per cent) of professionals who have been working remotely do not yet feel safe and happy to return to their co-located workplace, according to a survey of more than 3,000 working professionals by recruiting experts Hays.  Of these, Western Australians are the most confident, with 73 per cent of those who […]

Bendigo TAFE And Kangan Institute Launch Latest Advertising Campaign – Our Heroes
  • Campaigns

Bendigo TAFE And Kangan Institute Launch Latest Advertising Campaign – Our Heroes

Bendigo TAFE and Kangan Institute have launched their latest advertising campaign titled, Our Heroes, which is a celebration of the role their students play in the community. “Within a few short years, our students are building our houses, nursing our sick, fixing our cars, caring for our children and pets, designing our clothes – all […]

Splendid Promotes Mel Johnstone To Partner And Expands To The UK
  • Advertising

Splendid Promotes Mel Johnstone To Partner And Expands To The UK

Following a period of sustained growth and client wins, B2B technology marketing consultancy, Splendid Suggestions, has laid some solid foundations to support the business through the next phase of growth.  Off the back of a number of organic referrals from Australian–based clients sharing success with global counterparts, Splendid has recently appointed London-based Jess Littlewood (right, pictured), to lead the UK business and grow the new regional team.   Of the appointment, Tim Sands, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Splendid says “Jess […]

TikTok Appoints VMG Digital As Global Creative Marketing Partner
  • Media

TikTok Appoints VMG Digital As Global Creative Marketing Partner

VMG Digital, which creates bespoke, mobile-first video creative, optimised for social media platforms, today announces it has been appointed as a global Creative Marketing Partner for the TikTok Marketing Partner Program. Since launch in August 2020, the TikTok Marketing Partner Program gives brand marketers access to tools to create, measure and optimise ad campaigns on […]

Mediasmiths Appoints Natalie Murray As New Senior Account Planner/Buyer
  • Advertising

Mediasmiths Appoints Natalie Murray As New Senior Account Planner/Buyer

Independent media agency MediaSmiths today announced the appointment of senior media executive and former insights lead for independent agencies and direct clients at Nova Entertainment, Natalie Murray, as a new Senior Account Planner/Buyer. Murray will be responsible for end-to-end management, planning and buying for several of the agency’s key clients, ensuring outcomes are delivered. She […]

Simply flat lay design winner or champion gold trophy cup isolated on pink pastel colorful background. Victory first place of competition. Winning or success concept. Top view copy space
  • Media

Playground xyz And Are Media Win Inaugural IAB MeasureUp Awards

IAB Australia today announced Playground xyz and Are Media (formerly Bauer Media) as the winners of its inaugural IAB Australia MeasureUp Awards. Selected by the members of the MFA Interactive Committee, the winners will present their research during the 4th Annual MeasureUp conference which begins today. Playground xyz was awarded Best Advertising Effectiveness for its […]

Stockland Partners With Jules Sebastian For Virtual Recipe Series
  • Marketing

Stockland Partners With Jules Sebastian For Virtual Recipe Series

Stockland has partnered with Sydney-based presenter, stylist and author Jules Sebastian on a six-part Instagram TV recipe series – with episodes released monthly – in an effort to inspire customers to create healthy, easy-to-make meals from their kitchens at home. The series kicked off this month with an online demonstration from Jules on making the […]

Asian Youth Culture Agency PUSH Opens Sydney Office
  • Advertising

Asian Youth Culture Agency PUSH Opens Sydney Office

The Shanghai-born and Australian-owned creative agency, PUSH announces today the launch of their fourth creative studio in Sydney, Australia. PUSH are the leaders of culture-shaping content with a focus on Asian youth culture, skateboarding, music, fashion and gaming.