Nominations for the 26th annual Maritime Media Awards were announced on Tuesday.
Journalists up for the Desmond Wettern Award for Best Journalism include Shashank Joshi, Defence Editor at The Economist, Reuters’ Jonathan Saul and the Financial Times Defence and Security Editor, Helen Warrell.
Hard-hitting documentaries from Netflix and Greenpeace, Brick City TV’s Murder at Sea and Aum Films’ Seaspiracy lead the nominations in the Donald Gosling Award for Best Television or Film Production along with BBC Four’s Lost Films of WWII and Channel 5’s On Board Britain’s Nuclear Submarine: Trident.
Max Hastings’ Operation Pedestal: The Fleet That Battled to Malta 1942, Angus Konstam’s Mutiny on the Spanish Main: HMS Hermione and the Royal Navy’s Revenge and Julian Sancton’s Madhouse at the End of the Earth are up against almost 70 nominations in the Mountbatten Award for Best Book category.
Nominations in the First Sea Lord’s Award for Best Use of Digital Media sponsored by Babcock International include Keep Britain Afloat which aims to support Britain’s shipbuilding industry, the Thames Festival Trust celebrating the River Thames and the Isle of Wight based United Kingdom Sailing Academy, a maritime training charity.
The winners of the Maritime Media Awards 2021 will be announced in October 2021, and details of the event will be announced shortly.
Other Awards to be announced 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.