The 2023 Awards for Excellence shortlist has been revealed today after the NCTJ was inundated with a record-breaking number of entries.
We received 699 entries, over 200 more than the previous record in 2021.
Fifty-five people have been shortlisted across 17 categories, including news journalism, top scoop, podcast of the year, data journalism, student project and apprentice of the year.
Joanne Forbes, NCTJ chief executive, said: “Once again our judges were impressed by the high standard of work submitted, which showcases the dedication and hard work of our students and alumni and the wide variety of quality journalism they have produced.
“We were also bowled over by the sheer number who put themselves and others forward to win an NCTJ award for their examples of outstanding journalism.
“Well done to everyone on our shortlist – and good luck.”
The NCTJ’s Awards for Excellence 2023 has been supported across the media industry, with News UK as a headline sponsor this year and the Financial Times, i, Sky Sports News and Sky News, Politico, the Market Research Society, British Polling Council, Mark Allen Group, Iliffe Media, The News Movement, Yahoo, Meta and Alder Media all sponsoring individual categories.
Everyone on the shortlist will be invited to a ceremony in 2024, the details of which will be released in the new year.
The winner of the chairman’s award for outstanding contribution to journalism education and training will be announced at the ceremony.
View the shortlist here.
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