1. You can apply for the Awards for Excellence between May - September
2. Identify the category you would like to enter from the categories list
3. Log in to the NCTJ website and click Apply for Awards
4. Select the relevant category
5. Upload the required number of stories/files
6. Complete your contact details and write your supporting statement
7. Click submit entry, a confirmation email will be sent to you
Applications for 2019 have now closed. The shortlist will be announced on Monday, 21 October.