There is no fee to enter the awards. Any entry not fulfilling the criteria stated herein may be disqualified.
Entries opens on Friday, May 2022 at 08:00 and close on Monday 31 July 2022. Late entries will not be accepted
Entrants can submit entries to all five categories
All submitted material must have been published between 1 March 2020 and 31 April 2022.
Submitted material must have appeared in a South African publication.
A maximum of three (3) published articles per entrant is permitted.
Entrants must submit background information and a strong motivation letter to the judges as to why they believe the submitted material deserves to win – this is essential for all entries and will be judged against the strict criteria set out for each entry.
If you are submitting hard copies, please provide ten (10) identical copies of each entry for category 1, 2, 3 & 4.
Those entering the Best Newcomer of the Year category must enter as individuals and must have worked in any newsroom for three years or less. They must submit a portfolio of work (maximum three pieces from within the competition period) together with a strong motivation letter and a CV.
Category 5 will only apply to property news websites.
Every entrant in category 5 must provide the website address and login details, should they be required. The website will be judged on current site at time of adjudication
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