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🏆 Freelance Journalism Awards: Entries Open!
How to enter the UK's first awards scheme celebrating freelance journalists
The inaugural Freelance Journalism Awards 2023 are now open! We are very excited to be launching the first awards scheme to celebrate the work of freelance journalists based in the UK.
The deadline for entries is midnight April 26th. Once all of the entries are received they will be shortlisted and then a winner will be decided by a panel of industry judges (all freelance journalists / editors of course).
The winners will be announced via this newsletter and our social media channels on June 7th.
There are seven categories altogether and you can enter as many as you like. However you can only enter each category once. For example you can only enter one story into the Best News Story category.
Please read the criteria for each category carefully as they do vary a little. The awards are open to anyone based in the UK (your main residence needs to be here) but you can freelance for overseas media outlets.
There will be a £100 prize for each category winner (plus a goody bag) as well as a trophy and an invitation onto our podcast for a special awards series.
We will be sharing more details about the judges, shortlisted entries and sponsors in future newsletters.
The aim of these awards is to shine a spotlight on the high quality work being produced by print and broadcast freelance journalists working hard behind the scenes in the UK.
Best Broadcast Journalist - sponsored by Women in Journalism
Awarded to a freelance journalist working in radio, podcasting, TV or online broadcasting.
Best Print Journalist - sponsored by National Union of Journalists
Awarded to a freelance journalist working in newspapers, magazines, journals or websites creating written content.
Best Specialist Journalist - sponsored by 5WH
Awarded to a freelance journalist working in a particular specialism in print, broadcast or online.
Best News Story - sponsored by News Associates
Awarded to the best print, online or broadcast story produced by a freelance journalist.
Best Feature - sponsored by LIGHTBULB Entrepreneur & Press Hangout
Awarded to the best print, online or broadcast feature produced by a freelance journalist.
Best Investigation - sponsored by Journalism.co.uk
Awarded to the best print, online or broadcast investigation produced by a freelance journalist.
Best Piece of Work by a Student or Early Career Journalist - sponsored by The Media Mentor
Awarded to an individual piece of freelance work produced by a student or someone in the first two years of their freelance journalism career.
Good luck everyone! We can’t wait to see all of your amazing work 😊
Bye for now!