August 21, 2015 will mark two years of operations for Africa News Network (ANN7). Following the exceptional success of the ANN7 South African of the Year (SATY) 2014, the channel that continues to grow from strength to strength will host its second anniversary celebrations in the form of ANN7 South African of the Year (SATY) 2015.
In the second edition of the pioneering initiative the channel, whose mantra is to extol the extraordinary aspects of our beautiful country, will celebrate the rich heritage and diversity of South Africa for this year’s instalment of SATY 2015.
This year the theme of the SATY awards will be Unity in Diversity. The same theme is what drives us 20 years post-apartheid to realise the dreams of Madiba and many other struggle heroes.
SATY 2015 will strive to bring forth this spirit of South Africa that binds us as a nation. In the channel’s journey to SATY 2015, it will highlight and celebrate the accomplishments of achievers, who contributed across various fields to the unity and diversity of South Africa. The channel will also present stories of some of the unsung heroes working discreetly in their unique way and contributing to this society.
As a build-up to SATY 2015 the channel will again be running the TV series I am South African. The show will take viewers on an inspirational and informative journey that will evoke national pride and passion as they get to know the many incredible, formidable and notable South Africans who embody the essence of the inaugural ANN7 South African of the Year Awards.
The TV series is a carefully crafted triple-tiered communication platform and celebrates Unity In Diversity by weaving a retrospective thread from the tumultuous and devastating apartheid era to the birth of South Africa’s democracy. The show will be broadcast every day at 5pm from July 2015 and will culminate on September 26, 2015 in the ANN7 South African of the Year Awards night on DStv Channel 405.
The channel leadership has resolved to make the second edition of the ANN7 South African of the Year Awards an extravaganza to surpass all others.
ANN7 South African Of The Year Awards is held in high regard for precision, providing complete information about the process of nomination and selection of the final winners. The selection process starts with well-known and respected editors from various media houses, who form the jury drawing a list of nominations in various fields. Proposed award verticals are – Entertainment, Sports, Entrepreneurship, Spirit of Humanity, Youth and South African of the Year Award.
SATY 2015 Categories are as follows:
1. Trendsetting Celebrity of the Year
2. Campaign of the Year
3. Sportsperson of the Year
4. Entrepreneur of the Year
5. Spirit of Humanity Award
6. Young ANN7 South African of the Year
7. ANN7 South African of the Year
Nominations are officially open to the public and the process will run as follows: All entries should be submitted via SMS or EMAIL.
SMS SATY (Space) Award Number (Space) Nominee Name/Surname (Space) Nominee Description to ‘43043’. Each SMS costs R1.50 T&C’s Apply
Or email [email protected] + Award Number + Nominee Name/Surname + Nominee Description
Who can enter?
SATY awards are open to the public, all agencies, non-profit organisations, professionals, publicists, managers and public affairs firms. All award categories relate to work executed in SA.
Entries must be for work conducted between June 2014 to July 2015 unless otherwise specified.
Deadline for Entries
The deadline for entries is Thursday April 30, 2015
Press statement released by ANN7 marketing team. For further enquires kindly call 0115421222.
The official ANN7 South African of The Year 2015 hash tag will be #SATY2015.