NCTJ Awards for Excellence deadline extended

The deadline for entries to this year’s NCTJ Awards for Excellence sponsored by NFL UK has been extended by one week. NCTJ students and trainees now have until 5pm on Friday, 26 September to submit their entries.

The awards recognise and reward the best journalism students completing NCTJ-accredited courses and trainee journalists/photographers with less than two years' experience on the job. With quality training and high standards at the heart of the NCTJ, these awards highlight the achievements of individuals with promising journalism careers ahead of them.

The student categories are:

  • news journalism
  • sports journalism
  • top scoop/exclusive
  • features of the year
  • images of the year
  • multimedia story/campaign of the year
  • student publication of the year

The trainee categories are:

  • news journalism
  • sports journalism
  • top scoop/exclusive
  • features of the year
  • images of the year
  • multimedia story/campaign of the year

After the 26 September deadline, entries will be judged by a panel of industry experts and the winners will be presented at the NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference in Sheffield in November 2014.

The NCTJ website has full details of categories and guidance on how to enter. For further information visit the NCTJ website.