Category awards are open to:
- Students who are studying (or have studied) an NCTJ-accredited course or NCTJ distance learning programme in this academic year. The work submitted must be produced between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019 (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 2018 and 31 August 2019.
- Apprentices who are completing (or have completed) the NCTJ Diploma in Journalism. The work submitted must be produced between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019.
Students, trainees and apprentices can submit one application per award category. The same piece of work may not be submitted more than once.
To enter the Community News Project award, you must be a community reporter recruited as part of the Community News Project.
The NCTJ reserves the right to use information contained in the winning entries (except for personal data) for subsequent publicity, promotions and other activities relating to the Awards for Excellence.
Applications for 2019 have now closed. The shortlist will be announced on Monday, 21 October.