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SAB Launches New Online Portal for Environmental Media Awards 2012

8 August 2012

Johannesburg, 8th August 2012: The South African Breweries (SAB) today launched its new online entering and judging portal for the "SAB Environmental Media & Environmentalist of the Year Awards 2012, heralding the opening of entries for this year's Awards.

Robyn Chalmers, Corporate Communications Head for SAB, says: "We believe the time is right to move the Awards from a strictly physical entry process to an online environment. This portal has been designed to ensure that all aspects of the competition, from entering the Awards, to nominating the Environmentalist of the Year, to the judging of the entries is quicker and easier than it has been in the past."

Entries for the SAB Environmental Media & Environmentalist of the Year Awards are now open and close at 5pm on Friday 24th August 2012.

In order to gain access to the portal, users need to register and then can either start uploading entries for the SAB Environmental Media Awards or submitting nominations for the Environmentalist of the Year.

Chalmers says: "It's a big step forward in terms of how we manage all aspects of the competition. At the same time, we acknowledge that some entrants will still prefer to submit physical entries. These physical entries will be captured under the auspices of the competition auditors, Grant Thornton, and will be uploaded on behalf of the entrants."

For competition entrants, clear and detailed instructions are provided throughout the entry process on how to upload entries as well as what formats, sizes and types of supporting media need to be included.

For Broadcast entrants, all entries need to be submitted via either a YouTube or Vimeo link and instructions on how to do that also appear on the portal.

"This is a new way of doing things for the SAB Environmental Media and Environmentalist of the Year Awards 2012, and is in line with our recent promise of evolving the awards to ensure they conform with global best practice."



To access the SAB Environmental Media & Environmentalist of the Year Awards Online Competition Portal, please logon to

Winners will be announced at an Awards Luncheon on Thursday, 17th October 2012 at the Johannesburg Country Club.


For queries, please contact:

Chris Verrijdt
Tel: +27 11 027 8770
Mobile: +27 82 784 6645

This is a SABMiller subsidiary news release, it was first published in its local market on 8 August 2012.

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