1. OUTSTANDING FIRST CREATIVE PUBLISHED WORK (The publication should be the first for the particular author)

The book should have the following characteristics;

  • Originality
  • Innovativeness
  • Strong Competitive Ideas
  • Strong Story- line Plot
  • Lively and effective Characterisation
  • General Appeal

2. OUTSTANDING CHILDREN’S BOOK

Must be a children’s book with the following characteristics;

  • Originality
  • Strong Competitive Ideas
  • Presentation ability
  • Innovativeness
  • Good Plot
  • Effective Characterisation
  • General Appeal

3. OUTSTANDING FICTION BOOK

The book should have the following characteristics;

  • Originality
  • Innovativeness
  • Content appropriate for the target readers
  • Design appropriate for the type of book
  • General Appeal

1. OUTSTANDING SONG

The adjudicators will look at the following;

  • Quality of the SONG
  • Relatedness
  • Quality of captivating
  • Size of the song

2. OUTSTANDING MUSICIAN/GROUP

The adjudicators will look at the following;

  • Size of audience built
  • Use of Musical Instruments and Voice
  • Innovativeness and Originality
  • Repertoire
  • Dancing and how it adds value to the music
  • Entertainment Value

3. OUTSTANDING ALBUM

The adjudicators will look at the following;

  • Use of Musical Instruments and Voice
  • Innovativeness and Originality
  • Repertoire
  • Entertainment Value

4. OUTSTANDING CHORAL GROUP

The adjudicators will look at the following;

  • Originality
  • Size of audience built
  • Use of Musical Instruments and Voice
  • Innovativeness and Originality
  • Repertoire
  • Dancing and how it adds value to the music
  • Entertainment Value

1. OUTSTANDING DANCE GROUP

The adjudicators will look at the following;

  • Originality and Innovativeness
  • Team spirit
  • Flexibility and Competitiveness
  • Dance Communication
  • General Appeal

2. OUTSTANDING MALE DANCER


3. OUTSTANDING FEMALE DANCER

The adjudicators will look at the following;

  • Use of the instrument
  • Body Language
  • Reception Level
  • Originality and Innovativeness
  • General Appeal

1. OUTSTANDING ACTOR

2. OUTSTANDING ACTRESS

The adjudicators will look at the following;

  • Ability to act
  • Entertainment Value
  • Performance
  • Use of Space

3. OUTSTANDING THEATRICAL PRODUCTION

The adjudicators will look at the following;

  • Originality and Innovativeness
  • Strength of dialogue
  • Entertainment Value
  • Characterisation
  • Story-line Plot
  • General Appeal

1. OUTSTANDING MUSICAL VIDEO

The adjudicators will look at the following;

  • Quality of the Video
  • Relatedness
  • Quality
  • How it is captivating
  • Size of the video

2. OUTSTANDING ACTOR

3. OUTSTANDING ACTRESS

The adjudicators will look at the following;

  • Ability to act
  • Originality and Innovativeness
  • Entertainment Value
  • Performance
  • General Appeal

4. OUTSTANDING SCREEN PRODUCTION (Television – soap)

5. OUTSTANDING SCREEN PRODUCTION (Television – drama)

6. OUTSTANDING SCREEN PRODUCTION (Film)

  • Cinematography and Colour
  • Originality and Innovativeness
  • Strength of dialogue
  • Entertainment Value
  • General Appeal

1. OUTSTANDING MIX MEDIA WORK

2. OUTSTANDING 2-DIMENSIONAL WORK (Painting, drawing, photography)

3. OUTSTANDING 3 - DIMENSIONAL WORK (Sculpture, ceramics, craft)

The adjudicators will look at the following;

  • Originality
  • Creativity and Innovativeness
  • Development
  • Construction
  • General Appeal

SERVICE RENDERED

  • How outstanding is the work of the artist in question? How original and innovative is / was s/he?
  • Does the artist’s work mark a memorable part in the arts and culture industry?
  • How much contribution did the artist being awarded give to the arts industry?
  • If deceased, how great a void did his death create in the arts and culture industry?

An artist who would have been an effective ambassador of Zimbabwe through the arts.