CY 2010 CHINFO MERIT AWARDS (CMA) AND THOMPSON-RAVITZ (TR) AWARDS

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SUBJ/CY 2010 CHINFO MERIT AWARDS (CMA) AND THOMPSON-RAVITZ (TR) AWARDS 
PROGRAMS// 



REF/A/DOC/OPNAVINST 5305.7B// AMPN/REF A IS THE THOMPSON-RAVITZ AWARDS 
INSTRUCTION.// POC/CMA PRINT CATEGORIES AND TR AWARDS: HEATHER PAYNTER/NAVY 
OFFICE OF INFORMATION/LOC: WASH DC/EMAIL:
HEATHER.PAYNTER@NAVY.MIL/DSN: 223-1363/COMM: (703)693-1363// POC/CMA BROADCAST 
CATEGORIES: DAMON MORITZ/ NAVY VISUAL NEWS/LOC: WASH DC/EMAIL: 
DAMON.MORITZ@NAVY.MIL/ COMM:
(703)614-9154//

RMKS/1. IAW REF A, GUIDANCE FOR THE 2010 CHINFO MERIT AWARDS (CMA) AND 
THOMPSON-RAVITZ (TR) AWARDS IS AVAILABLE ONLINE ON PA-NET AT HTTPS://PA-
NET.NAVY.MIL/EROOM/CHINFO/PANET IN THE AWARDS PROGRAM FOLDER AND ON 
WWW.CHINFO.NAVY.MIL THROUGH THE MEDIA AWARDS LINK.
THIS GUIDANCE DETAILS SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR CY2010 PRODUCTS AND 
ACTIVITIES. THE DEADLINE FOR CHINFO MERIT AWARD ENTRIES IS 31 JAN 11.
THE DEADLINE FOR THOMPSON-RAVITZ AWARDS ENTRIES IS 25 MARCH 11.

2. THE CMA RECOGNIZE OUTSTANDING MEDIA PRODUCTS CREATED BY NAVY COMMANDS AND 
INDIVIDUALS. CMA PRINT MEDIA CATEGORIES INCLUDE:
NEWSPAPERS, FEATURE, NEWS AND SPORTS WRITING, PHOTOGRAPHY, OFFICIAL WEB 
PRESENCES, FAMILYGRAMS, CRUISEBOOKS AND OTHERS. CMA BROADCAST MEDIA CATEGORIES 
INCLUDE: RADIO ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMS, RADIO SPOT PRODUCTION, TELEVISION 
INFORMATION PROGRAMS, TELEVISION REPORTS, SITE TELEVISION NEWSCASTS AND 
OTHERS. SEVERAL INDIVIDUAL AWARDS ARE ALSO INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM.
A. ALL CMA ENTRIES MUST BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY VIA NAVY VISUAL NEWS 
SERVICE'S NAVY IMAGERY SERVER (MEDIA LIGHTHOUSE). THE SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION 
IDENTIFIED IN THE SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS MUST ACCOMPANY THE ENTRY.
B. FIRST PLACE CMA WINNERS IN SELECTED PRINT CATEGORIES AND BROADCAST 
CATEGORIES WILL REPRESENT THE NAVY IN THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE THOMAS 
JEFFERSON AWARDS PROGRAM.

3. TR AWARDS PROMOTE PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION EXPERTISE AND EXCELLENCE BY 
RECOGNIZING AND REWARDING THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF NAVY COMMANDS AND PERSONNEL. 
TR CATEGORIES INCLUDE:  COMMUNITY RELATIONS, SPECIAL EVENTS AND PROJECTS, 
PUBLIC INFORMATION AND INTERNAL COMMUNICATION. INDIVIDUAL AWARDS FOR JUNIOR 
PAO OF THE YEAR, JUNIOR RESERVE PAO OF THE YEAR, JUNIOR CIVILIAN PAO OF THE 
YEAR AND ENLISTED PAO OF THE YEAR ARE ALSO INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM.  ALL TR 
ENTRIES MUST BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY VIA PA-NET.  CONTACT POC FOR FURTHER 
GUIDANCE ON ENTRY SUBMISSION.

4. PARTICIPATION IN EACH PROGRAM IS HIGHLY ENCOURAGED FOR MASS COMMUNICATION 
SPECIALISTS AND OFFICER AND CIVILIAN PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROFESSIONALS. THE NAVY'S 
WORK IN COMMUNICATING "AMERICA'S NAVY:  A GLOBAL FORCE FOR GOOD" IN 2010 HAS 
BEEN EXCEPTIONAL. NAVY PROFESSIONALS WORK DILIGENTLY TO TELL THE NAVY STORY 
AND DESERVE RECOGNITION FOR THEIR ACCOMPLISHMENTS.

5. RELEASED BY VICE ADMIRAL JOHN M. BIRD, DIRECTOR, NAVY STAFF.// BT
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