Journalism awards

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London Voices 2017

Deadline: 22/05/17


London Learning Consortium has partnered with the prestigious Media Society to run a journalism and media competition in 2017 to support aspiring journalists (whether you want to be a professional, or contribute to citizen papers, online debate or something else).

The aim is to support and promote emerging journalism and media talent across London, and generate some fresh, new and inspirational perspectives of our city.

You must not be a professional full-time journalist, you can only enter once, and you should choose one of the listed themes. The work must be your own, but it can be part of a collaborative partnership (e.g. a community group, class etc). You must be aged over 16 and either live, work or study in London.


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Asian Media Awards 2017

Deadline: 25/08/17


The Asian Media Awards are open to newspaper, radio, TV and websites dedicated to serving the Asian community of the UK. They are open to mainstream media organisations which have aimed to target the Asian community within the UK. They are open to international companies who are serving the Asian community within the UK. Categories also aim to reward PR consultancies and in-house departments and the individuals who work within them.

Simply choose a category to enter and submit no more than 1000 words explaining why you or your selected organisation should be nominated as a finalist. You may illustrate your submissions with PDFs, JPGs, video and audio clips of relevant work, screen prints of relevant designs and concepts, supporting statements from clients.

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Anthony Howard Award for Young Journalists 2017

Deadline: 23/04/17


Working or aspiring journalists under the age of 27 should submit a detailed proposal for a 5,000-word piece on an aspect of British politics and government, displaying the qualities that Howard most looked for in a writer: flair, imagination and wit. Applicants should send their proposal, an example of their writing (maximum 800 words) and a short CV, including contact details, to

Patrick Maguire triumphed last year with his proposal to examine the enduring consequences for those constituencies where the sitting MP choses to resign the party whip or has it withdrawn. How do their constituents feel about it? Do they see their MP as a brave iconoclast or a selfish incompetent?

Recognised as one of the most acute political commentators of his generation and a familiar face and voice on TV and radio, Howard was also an incisive judge of new talent.

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Young Journalist Awards: 30 to watch

Deadline: 24/03/17


MHP Communications is hosting its annual awards celebrating the UK’s best young journalists on May 25.

The only entry criteria for the awards, which are free to enter, is that nominees must be under the age of 30 and working full time in any aspect of the UK media.

While many journalism awards events include a category for young journalists, the MHP Young Journalist Awards are the only UK event entirely aimed at people setting out on their careers.

The judging panel comprises MHP’s own media specialists led by Ian Kirby, former Political Editor of The News of the World and Adam Batstone, former assistant editor at BBC News. They will be joined by external judges Camilla Mankabady, output editor ITV News at Ten, Dave Wooding, Political Editor of The Sun on Sunday and another 30 to Watch Gold winner, Peter Campbell of the Financial Times.

Telephone: 020 3128 8595

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Press for More Award

Deadline: 10/03/17


The imec Press for More Award aims to encourage more and better journalism. Therefore, it honours initiatives in Europe that reflect an entrepreneurial and innovative way of bringing news closer to citizens, or that engage in or enable novel forms of journalistic practice.

The laureate will be awarded a € 5,000 encouragement prize to further develop the initiative or to explore new paths to improve journalism. The laureate has to be a resident of an EU member state or has to be an institution or project that originates in the European Union.

Telephone: +32 9 248 55 55

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AOP Digital Publishing Awards

Deadline: 16/03/17


The AOP Digital Publishing Awards are designed to benchmark and champion excellence in online publishing, reflecting the innovation and enterprise that characterises our industry.

Entries are now being accepted for categories including Digital Journalist and Digital Editor of the Year, Best Native Advertising Campaign and Audience Development Team of the Year.

Entries should be based on work implemented and results delivered between 1 January 2016 and 31 January 2017.

Telephone: 0207 0258040


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British Journalism Awards

Deadline: 30/09/16

The British Journalism Awards are open to all journalists whatever medium they work in.

Launched partly as a response to the hacking scandal and the Leveson Inquiry, these awards aim to celebrate and promote great journalism which is both interesting to the public AND in the public interest.

Venue: Stationers’ Hall in London

Categories include:
Business, Finance and Economics Journalism
Sports Journalism
Science and Technology Journalism
New Journalist of the Year
Digital Innovation
Foreign Affairs Journalism
Campaign of the Year
Investigation of the Year
Local Heroes Award
Politics Journalism
Popular Journalism
Journalist of the Year
The Marie Colvin award
Scoop of the Year
Specialist Journalism

Contact name: Emily Mincer

Telephone: +44(0)2079366785

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