Time to enter Awards for Excellence in Journalism 2010

There is plenty of time to enter the NCTJ Awards for Excellence in Journalism 2010 before the September deadline.

Entries for the awards are now arriving at the NCTJ and editors, tutors, students and trainees are invited to support the awards and send in entries now.

The awards aim to celebrate the achievements of students on NCTJ courses and also trainee journalists working toward the NCE who have less than two years’ experience in their field.

The five main award categories are for news, sports, scoops, features and images.

Last year Helen Boaden, BBC director of news, presented the awards to the winners at the Society of Editors’ conference 2009.

The awards are free to enter and information on categories, what the judges will be looking for and entry details are available by visiting the awards website www.nctjawards.com can be submitted in video, audio or written formats.

Entries can be submitted in video, audio or written formats.

Nominations are also invited for the prestigious NCTJ Chairman’s Award, which will recognise an individual’s outstanding contribution to high standards of journalism training. Anyone can nominate a candidate to be considered for the NCTJ Chairman’s Award, for details of how to apply go to www.nctjawards.com

The deadline for all entry forms to reach the NCTJ is 5pm on Friday 17 September. Tutors and editors may enter on behalf of their students and trainees. Work submitted to the awards must have been produced between 1 September, 2009 and 31 July, 2010.