THE CATEGORIES >
Whatever the subject – business, economics, finance, industry or education – this category relates to entries which feature breaking news, hard news, scoops and investigative journalism. Entrants are asked to submit their three best news stories which could have been broadcast, carried on a news website or published in print.
BROADCASTING (RADIO) //
Entrants are asked to submit their three best news stories (or one series of three news stories on any one topic), which could have been broadcast or carried as an audio podcast.
BROADCASTING (TV) //
This category covers entries relating to television, video journalism and mobile journalism. A portfolio of three examples is expected to be submitted.
DATA JOURNALISM //
In the age of big data, there are those whose intention is to 'hide' unwelcome truths, burying them under tonnes of facts and figures. Making sense of all this, and uncovering the stories that need telling, is a vital dimension of any journalist's role in the 21st century. This award recognises the best student data journalism projects in the region.
A category covering all aspects of sport from the mainstream to the unusual or niche interests. Sports equipment and clothing also fall within this category, as do match reports and interviews. A portfolio of three examples is to be submitted.
A category acknowledging the work of students whose work has appeared in print or online. The judges will be looking to identify outstanding, high-impact visual imagery, with entrants expected to submit a portfolio of three photographs.
This category covers all topics related to Art, Comedy, Creativity, Dance, Fashion, History and Theatre. Entries that include reviews and recommendations are also welcomed. Three examples should be submitted.
FEATURES - LONGFORM, INCLUDING REVIEWS, CRITICISM ETC //
Entrants must submit three separate features or a single planned series of three features, which clearly demonstrate good journalistic writing skills.
SOCIAL ISSUES & CAMPAIGNING JOURNALISM //
Great journalism changes the world for the better, and this category celebrates the best campaigning and issue-based journalism projects. Our judges especially want to see journalism that stands up for the most disadvantaged groups in society.
SOCIAL MEDIA JOURNALISM //
Social media is a vital tool in the armoury of the modern journalist at every stage of the story-telling process. Sourcing, sharing and getting feedback can be super-charged through intelligent and careful use of a variety of platforms. In this category, we're especially looking for evidence of the use of social media to engage deeply with a target audience.
STUDENT JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR //
(Please note that this category will be awarded by the judges and does not invite entries). The best overall entry into the competition will win this accolade).
HOW TO ENTER >
Entries are now open for the Midlands Media Student Awards. After completion they should be returned to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Entry Deadline - 15th March 2019.
Awards traditionally generate lots of unnecessary paperwork so, where possible, all entries and communication relating to the awards will be made electronically. However, exceptions to this are allowed where an alternative is not feasible.
If your submission relates to radio, TV or print media, please submit sound or vision files, PDFs, etc. For online submissions provide a working link. If the link is non-functional or the memory stick (to be used as back-up) is damaged your entries may not be considered.
If you have any questions or wish to clarify the criteria for a category, please telephone Press Club Events Committee Chairman Fred Bromwich on 07815 660076 or email him at email@example.com.
ENTRY TERMS & CONDITIONS >
Entries to the Midlands Media Student Awards are free but each entry must be accompanied by a completed entry form.
Entries must relate to material published or broadcast between 1st January 2018 and 28th February 2019.
(There is a degree of flexibility about qualifying periods for campaigns and certain projects and the judges will be made aware of this when assessing entries).
• Entry deadline 15th March 2019
• All entrants must attach a photograph of themselves
• Memory sticks can be used as a back-up. If a student decides this is necessary, the memory sticks should be marked private and confidential and sent to:
Private and Confidential
c/o Core Marketing
19 Newhall Street
• The organisers reserve the right to mention any entrants and to display any work in any publicity and marketing relating to the event without copyright infringement
• Entries cannot be returned
• The decision of the judges is final, and no correspondence will be entered into
THE EVENT >
The Midlands Media Student Awards 2019 will be held at Mama Roux's in Digbeth
Date 10th April 2019
23 Lower Trinity Street