Maritime Media Awards 2019 nominations announced

Nominations for the 24th annual Maritime Media Awards were announced on Thursday.

Journalists up for the Desmond Wettern Award for Best Journalism include Jonathan Beale, Defence Correspondent at the BBC, Sky News’ Defence & Security Correspondent, Alistair Bunkall, and Dominic Nicholls, Defence and Security Correspondent at The Daily Telegraph.

Channel 5 for Great British Ships, Britain’s Greatest Ship, Warship: Life at Sea, Secret Life of the Cruise Ship and Britain by Boat, The BBC for Drowning in Plastic, Last Testament of Lillian Belocca and Blue Planet Live and Quest for Mega Shippers and Disasters at Sea lead the nominations in the Donald Gosling Award for Best Television or Film Production.

John Kretschmer for Sailing to the Edge of Time: The Promise, the Challenges, and the Freedom of Ocean Voyaging, Dr Innes McCartney for Scapa 1919: The Archaeology of a Scuttled Fleet and Peter Moore for Endeavour: The Ship and the Attitude that Changed the World are up against 65 nominations in the Mountbatten Award for Best Book.

Nominations in the First Sea Lord’s Award for Best Use of Digital Media sponsored by Babcock International include Adventures Offshore, Save The Royal Navy and STEM Crew (1851 Trust) supported by INEOS Team UK.

The winners of the Maritime Media Awards 2019 will be announced at a ceremony at Drapers’ Hall in London on Thursday, 31 October 2019.

You can secure your place at Drapers’ Hall here

Other Awards to be announced at the ceremony include the Desmond Wettern Fleet Award which is presented annually to the HM ship, submarine, Naval Air Squadron or Royal Marine Unit that is judged to have made the best contribution to a positive image of the Royal Navy and the Maritime Fellowship Award for an individual who has made a truly outstanding contribution to stimulating public engagement in maritime issues.

You can find a full list of nominations here