Journalism Awards 2020

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Below you'll find the criteria for the 2020 Journalism Awards. You can enter by clicking below - deadline for entries is Thursday 28th May.

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Award Criteria
Gary Neville Sports Journalist of the Year

This must be a piece of sports journalism that impresses the famous judge. It can be across any of these platforms - television, radio, print or online. It can be published or unpublished. 

Judged by: Gary Neville, Sky Sports pundit

Steve Panter Multimedia Journalist of the Year

This is the award for the best multimedia journalism in print, magazines or online. It needs to be a well-written original news or feature article that impresses the judge. It can be published or unpublished.

Judged by: Steve Panter, former Manchester Evening News crime reporter

Feature Writer of the Year

This can include any subject local interest, human interest, politics, celebrity, music etc. It needs to be a well-written original feature that impresses the judge. It can be published or unpublished.

Judged by: Janet Reeder, freelance journalist

Photojournalist of the Year

This must be a piece of photojournalism. This can be a specific photo or include a portfolio of photos.     

Judged by: Mark Waugh, freelance photographer

Broadcast Journalist of the Year

This must be a piece of radio or television journalism. It can be an example that has been broadcast or not been broadcast.      

Judged by: Lucy Meacock, ITV anchor

1st Year Student Award

This student has performed outstandingly during their first year on the course. Engaging fully with journalism, developing new skills and contributing full effort throughout the year. Along with any one piece of journalism produced during they ear, please submit max 100 words explaining why you are the 'best' first year student.

Judged by: Bradley Harris, BBC and University of Salford Journalism alumni

2nd Year Student Award

This student has performed outstandingly during their first and second year on the course. Engaging fully with journalism, developing new skills and contributing full effort throughout the year. Along with any one piece of journalism produced during the year, please submit max 100 words explaining why you are the 'best' first year student.

Judged by: Liam Thorp, Liverpool Echo political editor

3rd Year Student Award

This student has performed outstandingly during their 1st, 2nd and 3rd years on the course. Engaging fully with journalism, developing new skills and contributing full effort throughout the year.  Along with any one piece of journalism produced during the year, please submit max 100 words explaining why you are the ‘best’ second year student.

Judged by: Lisa Roland, former news editor at the Manchester Evening News

Postgraduate Student Award

This student has performed outstandingly during their postgraduate year on the course. Engaging fully with journalism or PR, developing new skills or contributing full effort throughout the year. Along with any one piece of work produced during the year (in-house or externally), please submit max 100 words explaining why you are the ‘best’ postgraduate year student.

Judged by: Todd Fitzgerald, news and content editor at the Manchester Evening News

Best PR of the Year

This must be an example of a PR piece, which could be on any platform. This could be a campaign, written proposal, press release, video, presentation, infographics, social media or other. It can have been created as part of an in-house or external project. Work can be published or unpublished.

Judged by: Rose Brook, PR professional