How to enter

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The British Journalism Awards recognise work published to a UK audience. Journalists working in any medium can enter. Work must have been published or broadcast between 1st September 2020 and 31st August 2021. 

Dates 

Qualification period for work: 1st September 2020 – 31st August 2021 

Entries open: 19th May 2021

Entry deadline: 1st October 2021, 23:59 BST 

Finalists announced: 4th November 2021 

Awards Ceremony: 8th December 2021 

 

Entry fees 

National news organisation: £110 + 3.5% processing fee + VAT

Regional news organisation: £75 + 3.5% processing fee + VAT

Freelance journalists: £50 + 3.5% processing fee + VAT

Marie Colvin category: Free to enter for everyone 

 

The British Journalism Awards is waiving the entry fee under certain circumstances in order to encourage greater diversity amongst our finalists. 

The fees will be waived if at least one of the below cases applies:

•  I confirm that I am from a non-white ethnic minority and do not have an employer willing to underwrite my application.

All of our non-white applicants will be entered into the Barbara Blake Hannah Award which is intended to reward up and coming journalists who like her are breaking through barriers with their journalism. Barbara was the UK’s first black female newsreader.

• I confirm that I am a female and do not have an employer willing to underwrite my application.

I confirm that I have a disability under the terms of the Equality Act 2010 and do not have an employer willing to underwrite my application

 

Online Payment 

You won’t be able to submit your entry without full payment, so please have your credit card details to hand when you’re ready to submit online. 

A VAT receipt and a confirmation that you have successfully entered this year’s British Journalism Awards will be automatically generated and emailed to you. 

Note that VAT is only applicable if you are a UK based company. 

No fees are refundable once the entry has been submitted. 

 

Criteria 

The British Journalism Awards judges are chosen for their expertise and independence.   

The awards are judged on the following criteria:  

Did the work have an impact? Did it make a difference? 

 Did it bring important new public interest information to light? 

 Did it show skill and rigour? 

 Did it ultimately serve the public interest? 

 Was it also interesting to the public? 

 

For more details on how to enter, please click here


TIMELINE

19 May 2021

Entries open

1 October 2021 - 23:59 BST

Deadline to submit entries

1-2 November 2021

Judging days

4 November 2021

Shortlisted announced

8 December 2021

The British Journalism Awards ceremony


TIMELINE

19 May 2021
Entries open
1 October 2021 - 23:59 BST
Deadline to submit entries
1-2 November 2021
Judging days
4 November 2021
Shortlisted announced
8 December 2021
The British Journalism Awards ceremony