How to enter
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.
• 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
• Virtual Awards Ceremony: 8th December 2021
• National news organisation: £110 + VAT + 3.5% processing fee
• Regional news organisation: £75 + VAT + 3.5% processing fee
• Frelance journalists: £50 + VAT + 3.5% processing fee
• 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 have a disability under the terms of the Equality Act 2010 and do not have an employer willing to underwrite my application
• 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.
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.