The NCTJ Awards for Excellence will reunite tutors, editors and shortlisted students and trainees as it returns to an in-person ceremony, to be held in Manchester.
The ceremony and awards lunch will take place on Thursday, 17 March 2022 at Hallé St Peter’s, situated in the heart of the trendy area of Ancoats, close to the city’s vibrant Northern Quarter. The ceremony will follow a seminar for centres delivering NCTJ-accredited courses and their industry advisers.
The annual awards highlight the achievements of individuals with promising journalism careers ahead of them, and those doing outstanding work in the media and training sector.
A record-breaking 481 entries were received across 17 categories, in addition to the 1,407 students and trainees eligible for the student and trainee of the year performance awards.
Some 67 students, trainees, apprentices, journalists and training providers are on the shortlist, which was announced in December.
The awards celebration will be preceded by an accreditation seminar, which will enable NCTJ course leaders to meet one another for the first time in two years, and to discuss the latest developments in journalism training with the NCTJ.
They will be able to network with their industry advisers and discuss updates to qualifications, compare their experience of remote assessments and training, and what more everyone can do to promote equality, diversity and inclusion.
Joanne Butcher, chief executive of the NCTJ, said: “We can’t wait to see everyone in Manchester in March!
“After everything we’ve all been through over the last two years, it will be wonderful to get together to celebrate the success of the new generation of emerging journalism talent and to recognise the brilliant work of our journalism educators and trainers.
“Special thanks to all our media industry partners for making this possible and the Hallé for the use of their fantastic rehearsal and recording studios.”