Category awards are open to:
- Students who are studying (or have studied) an NCTJ-accredited course or NCTJ distance learning programme. The work submitted must be produced between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 (coursework or work experience).
- Trainees who have completed the Diploma in Journalism, with less than two years’ employment. The work submitted must be produced between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017.
Students and trainees can submit one application per award category. The same piece of work may not be submitted more than once.
The deadline has been extended until Friday, 22 September 2017