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 2017 and 31 August 2018 (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 2017 and 31 August 2018.
Students and trainees can submit one application per award category. The same piece of work may not be submitted more than once.
The Awards for Excellence 2018 will open for entries in May.