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.