Print/Text Journalism

Entry criteria
    1. This award recognises the art of sharp, clever and/or witty news headlines that attract readers and viewers across print and digital media.
    2. Entrants must submit THREE samples of their work in the form of headlines (including digital index headings) published in New Zealand newspapers, magazines and/or websites (including radio and television), or a tweet or social media post published online in 2021.
    3. Entrants must include details of when and where the work was published, which headline on a page is to be judged, and a URL link/pdf/screenshot of the associated story or photograph to give context (compulsory).
    4. Entrants should identify their standout headline or hook in their supporting statement.
    5. This category is open to journalists, sub editors, editors and digital content producers.
    6. Entrants may include a statement of support of up to 100 words giving background to the entry (optional).

Judging criteriaWeighting
Impact/grabs attention50%
Delivers key message of the story25%
Originality/clever use of words25%
You are not required to send in hard copies.

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Entry criteria
  1. Entrants must submit a portfolio of FIVE front pages (supplied as pdfs) from a New Zealand daily, weekly, regional, metropolitan or community newspaper published during 2021.
  2. Entrants may provide a statement of support of up to 300 words giving background to your entry. This could include details of design philosophy, techniques used for impact, issues faced close to deadline or changes/improvements made.
  3. The names of those involved in the design may also be included.

Judging criteriaWeighting
Impact - demands attention30%
Main content - scoop, investigation, great read or riveting photo30%
Design, illustrations/graphics20%
Promotes what’s inside20%
You are not required to send in hard copies.

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Entry criteria
  1. This award is open to magazines that have been inserted into a New Zealand newspaper in 2021.
  2. Entrants must submit THREE editions of the newspaper magazine.
  3. Entrants must provide a statement of support of up to 500 words (compulsory). It should include details of audience growth/readership over the past year and development of associated digital channels. It could include your vision for the magazine, target audience, improvements/changes made in 2021, what you are trying to achieve and exclusivity.
  4. The support statement may be entered in the statement of support box on Award Force, or submitted as a pdf.
Judging criteriaWeighting
Content, including writing excellence, topicality, columns and headings; innovation, fresh ideas.50%
Connection with target audience; evidence of readership growth; associated digital channels30%
Design, including the cover, photography/illustration, graphics; clear layout.20%
Entry submission instructions

Enter online using Award Force www.voyagermedia.awardsplatform.com.
Uploading soft-copy editions of the publications is not required.

  1. Please provide TWO identical sets of THREE editions of magazines. TWO sets are for the two judges of this category. Magazines will not be available for return to entrants.
  2. Include TWO printouts of your entry form. TWO hard-copies are required for the two judges of this category.
  3. To print the entry form, you will find the (red) entry pdf button on Award Force, under “My entries”. The pdf button is on the far right of the page.
  4. Please attach pdfs or jpegs of the THREE publication covers as part of your entry. These may be used for display purposes during awards announcements.
  5. Final step

Either, post publications and the two copies of the entry form to:

Voyager Media Awards
c/- NPA
PO Box 2941
Shortland Street
Auckland 1140

Or courier or hand deliver publications and the entry forms to:

Voyager Media Awards
c/- NPA
Textile Lofts, Lvl 4, Textile Centre
1 Kenwyn St, Parnell
Auckland 1052

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Entry criteria
  1. This award is open to community newspapers published in New Zealand in 2021. A community newspaper is a newspaper whose content is focused on, but not limited to, matters of community importance.  It can be paid or free and would not typically fit the criteria of any of the other newspaper awards.
  2. Entrants must submit THREE editions of the paper, which must cover community news and issues only. The paper may have a cover price. Note: agricultural and other specialist publications are not eligible for this award.
  3. Entrants must provide a statement of support of up to 500 words giving background to the entry. The support statement may be entered in the statement of support box on Award Force or submitted as a pdf and may contain images.
  4. The support statement should include relevant information about the three editions, including exclusivity, campaigns or background to stories. The statement should also include details of audience growth (circulation and/or readership gains) in 2021, changes/improvements made, use of multi-media platforms, campaigns or series that brought about increased awareness, change or raised funds, audience engagement and exclusivity.
Judging criteriaWeighting
Coverage of issues and stories important to the community/readers; quality of journalism including news stories and writing 50%
Agenda-setting including exclusive and/or campaigns 20%
Evidence of audience growth – circulation and/or readership 20%
Design including photography/graphics10%
Entry submission instructions

Enter online using Award Force www.voyagermedia.awardsplatform.com.
Uploading soft-copy editions of the publications is not required. 

  1. Entrants must provide TWO identical sets of THREE editions of a community newspaper published in New Zealand in 2021. TWO sets are for the two judges of this category. Newspapers will not be available for return to entrants.
  2. Include TWO printouts of your entry form. TWO hard-copies are required for the two judges of this category.
  3. Entrants of website-based publications must provide a link to the website.
  4. To print the entry form, you will find the (red) entry pdf button on Award Force, under “My entries”. The pdf button is on the far right of the page.
  5. Please attach pdfs of the THREE publication covers as part of your entry. These may be used for display purposes during awards announcements.
  6. Final step

Either, post publications and the two copies of the entry form to:

Voyager Media Awards
c/- NPA
PO Box 2941
Shortland Street
Auckland 1140

Or courier or hand deliver publications and the entry forms to:

Voyager Media Awards
c/- NPA
Textile Lofts, Lvl 4, Textile Centre
1 Kenwyn St, Parnell
Auckland 1052

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Entry criteria
  1. This award is open to regional newspapers published in New Zealand in 2021. A regional newspaper is a paid newspaper that is published at least 3 times a week and whose content is focused on, but not limited to, matters of regional importance.
  2. Content must include local, national and international news. Mastheads that comprise only local content should consider entering Community Newspaper of the Year.
  3. Entrants must submit THREE editions published in 2021. The entry may include not more than one weekend edition which may also be entered separately in Weekly Newspaper of the Year.
  4. Winners of this award and the other paid Newspaper of the Year awards (Metropolitan and Weekly) will be finalists for the overall Newspaper of the Year award.
  5. Entrants must provide a statement of support of up to 1200 words. This may be entered in the statement of support box on Award Force or submitted as a pdf and may contain images. Please adhere strictly to the word limit. Judges will discount anything beyond 1200 words.
  6. The support statement should include relevant information about the three editions, including exclusivity, campaigns or background to stories. The statement should also include details of audience growth (circulation and/or readership gains) in 2021, changes/improvements made, use of multi-media platforms, campaigns or series that brought about increased awareness, change or raised funds, and audience engagement. Include details of digital support/website, magazines and inserts.
Judging criteriaWeighting
Overall content, including news selection and exclusive stories, specialist sections and features, opinion, inserted magazines; quality of journalism including news stories and writing50%
Connection with readers, agenda setting, including exclusives, campaigns, investigations and stories that have brought about change20%
Evidence of audience growth – circulation and/or readership; digital support and added value on the website20%
Design, including use of images and graphics; reader-friendly lay-out 10%
Entry submission instructions

Enter online using Award Force www.voyagermedia.awardsplatform.com.
Uploading soft-copy editions of the publications is not required.

  1. Entrants must provide THREE identical sets of THREE hard-copy editions published in New Zealand in 2021. THREE sets are required for the three judges of this category. Newspapers will not be available for return to entrants.
  2. Include THREE printouts of your entry form. THREE sets are required for the three judges of this category.
  3. To print your entry form, you will find the (red) entry pdf button on Award Force, under “My entries”. The pdf button is on the far right of the page.
  4. Please attach pdfs of the THREE newspaper front covers as part of your entry. These may be used for display purposes during awards announcements.
  5. Final step

Either, post publications and the two copies of the entry form to:

Voyager Media Awards
c/- NPA
PO Box 2941
Shortland Street
Auckland 1140

Or courier or hand deliver publications and the entry forms to:

Voyager Media Awards
c/- NPA
Textile Lofts, Lvl 4, Textile Centre
1 Kenwyn St, Parnell
Auckland 1052

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Entry criteria
  1. This award is open to metropolitan newspapers published in New Zealand in 2021. A metropolitan newspaper is a paid newspaper, published daily, servicing a large city.
  2. Entrants must submit THREE editions published in 2021. The entry may include not more than one weekend edition which may also be entered separately in Weekly Newspaper of the Year.
  3. Winners of this award and the other paid Newspaper of the Year awards (Regional and Weekly) will be finalists for the overall Newspaper of the Year award.
  4. Entrants must provide a statement of support of up to 1200 words. This may be entered in the statement of support box on Award Force or submitted as a pdf and may contain images. Please adhere strictly to the word limit. Judges will discount anything beyond 1200 words.
  5. The support statement should include relevant information about the three editions, including exclusivity, campaigns or background to stories. The statement should also include details of audience growth (circulation and/or readership gains) in 2021, changes/improvements made, use of multi-media platforms, campaigns or series that brought about increased awareness, change or raised funds, and audience engagement. Include details of digital support/website, magazines and inserts.
Judging criteriaWeighting
Overall content, including news selection and exclusive stories, specialist sections and features, opinion, inserted magazines; quality of journalism including news stories and writing50%
Agenda setting, including exclusives, campaigns, investigations or stories that have brought about change 20%
Evidence of audience growth – circulation and/or readership; digital support and added value on a website 20%
Design, including use of images and graphics, reader-friendly lay-outs10%
Entry submission instructions

Enter online using Award Force www.voyagermedia.awardsplatform.com.
Uploading soft-copy editions of the publications is not required.

  1. Entrants must provide THREE identical sets of THREE hard-copy editions published in New Zealand in 2021. THREE sets are for the three judges of this category. Newspapers will not be available for return to entrants.
  2. Include THREE printouts of your entry form. THREE hard-copies are required for the three judges of this category.
  3. Entrants of website-based publications must provide a link to the website.
  4. To print the entry form, you will find the (red) entry pdf button on Award Force, under “My entries”. The pdf button is on the far right of the page.
  5. Please attach pdfs of the THREE publication covers as part of your entry. These may be used for display purposes during awards announcements.
  6. Final step

Either, post publications and the two copies of the entry form to:

Voyager Media Awards
c/- NPA
PO Box 2941
Shortland Street
Auckland 1140

Or courier or hand deliver publications and the entry forms to:

Voyager Media Awards
c/- NPA
Textile Lofts, Lvl 4, Textile Centre
1 Kenwyn St, Parnell
Auckland 1052

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Entry criteria
  1. This award is open to weekly newspapers published in New Zealand in 2021. A weekly newspaper is a paid newspaper that is published once a week.
  2. Entrants must submit THREE editions of the paper published in 2021. Where a weekend newspaper has formed part of an entry for a daily Newspaper of the Year award (Regional or Metropolitan), that edition may also be entered in this award.
  3. Winners of this award and the other paid Newspaper of the Year awards (Regional and Metropolitan) will be finalists for the overall Newspaper of the Year award.
  4. Entrants may provide a statement of support of up to 1200 words. This may be entered in the statement of support box on Award Force or submitted as a pdf and may contain images. Please adhere strictly to the word limit. Judges will discount anything beyond 1200 words.
  5. The support statement should include relevant information about the three editions, including exclusivity, campaigns or background to stories. The statement should also include details of audience growth (circulation and/or readership gains) in 2021, changes/improvements made, use of multi-media platforms, campaigns or series that brought about increased awareness, change or raised funds, and audience engagement. Include details of digital support/website, magazines and inserts.
Judging criteriaWeighting
Overall content, including news selection and exclusive stories, specialist sections and features, opinion, inserted magazines and writing; quality of journalism including news/feature stories and writing excellence50%
Agenda setting, including exclusives, campaigns, investigations or stories that have brought about change20%
Evidence of audience growth – circulation and/or readership; digital support and added value on a website 20%
Design, including use of images and graphics, reader-friendly lay-outs10%
Entry submission instructions

Enter online using Award Force www.voyagermedia.awardsplatform.com.
Uploading soft-copy editions of the publications is not required.

  1. Entrants must provide THREE identical sets of THREE hard-copy editions published in New Zealand in 2021. Three sets are required for the three judges of this category. Newspapers will not be available for return to entrants.
  2. Include THREE printouts of your entry form. Three sets are required for the three judges of this category.
  3. To print your entry form, you will find the (red) entry pdf button on Award Force, under “My entries”. The pdf button is on the far right of the page.
  4. Please attach pdfs of the THREE newspaper front covers as part of your entry. These may be used for display purposes during awards announcements.
  5. Final step

Either, post publications and the two copies of the entry form to:

Voyager Media Awards
c/- NPA
PO Box 2941
Shortland Street
Auckland 1140

Or courier or hand deliver publications and the entry forms to:

Voyager Media Awards
c/- NPA
Textile Lofts, Lvl 4, Textile Centre
1 Kenwyn St, Parnell
Auckland 1052

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Chosen from Newspaper of the Year award winners (Metropolitan, Regional and Weekly) and announced at the awards event in 2022.

Entry criteria
  1. This award is open to New Zealand-based news apps.
  2. Entrants must submit ONE app only.
  3. The app will be judged on a combination of achievements across 2021 and a live week during March 2022. The March dates will not be announced but they will be common to all entries.
  4. The app should have a predominance of locally generated editorial content. Original content will have a value premium over aggregated or syndicated content.
  5. Judges will be looking for examples of great journalism, including coverage of breaking news and major events, investigative journalism, exclusive stories, campaigns and series during the year, how the app has developed, innovation, use of social media, audience growth and accessibility.
  6. Entrants may provide a statement of support of up to 900 words which can be attached as a pdf and must contain no more than 12 links. Please adhere strictly to the word length.
  7. Please note: If your app has a paywall, or some content behind a paywall, judges will need to be given temporary access. Please email the Awards Coordinator at melanie.weeks@npa.co.nz with instructions or password for access.
Judging criteriaWeighting
Live judging of content during March 2022: dominance of the news space, consistent and speedy delivery of breaking news, original/exclusive stories, and follow-ups. The app’s own content will have a value premium over aggregated or syndicated content30%
Great journalism, including coverage of breaking news and major events, investigative journalism, exclusive stories, campaigns and series.30%
Evidence of audience growth during 2021 and innovative ways to engage the audience20%
Design and accessibility, including ease of navigation and user experience.20%
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Entry criteria
  1. This award is open to New Zealand-based websites. Note: commercial websites without editorial content do not qualify.
  2. Entrants must submit ONE URL only.
  3. The site will be judged on a combination of achievements across 2021 and a live week during March 2022. The March dates will not be announced but they will be common to all entries.
  4. The website should have a predominance of locally generated editorial content which may include news, current affairs, investigative journalism, data journalism, opinion and reviews, illustrations – including photographs, video, graphics and cartoons – features, entertainment, lifestyle, sport, business and politics. Original content will have a value premium over aggregated or syndicated content.
  5. Judges will be looking for examples of great journalism, including coverage of breaking news and major events, investigative journalism, exclusive stories, campaigns and series during the year, breadth of content to suit a wide audience, how the website has developed, innovation, exclusivity, use of social media, audience growth and accessibility.
  6. Entrants may provide a statement of support of up to 900 words which can be attached as a pdf and must contain no more than 12 links. Please adhere strictly to the word length.
  7. Please note: If your website has a paywall, or some content behind a paywall, judges will need to be given temporary access. Please email the Awards Coordinator at melanie.weeks@npa.co.nz with instructions or password for access.
Judging criteriaWeighting
Live judging of content during March 2022: dominance of the news space, consistent and speedy delivery of breaking news, original/exclusive stories, and follow-ups. The site’s own content will have a value premium over aggregated or syndicated content35%
Great journalism, including coverage of breaking news and major events, investigative journalism, exclusive stories, campaigns and series35%
Evidence of audience growth during 2021 and innovative ways to engage the audience20%
Design and accessibility, including ease of navigation10%
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  • general
  • crime and justice
  • social issues, including health and education
Entry criteria
  1. These are written-only awards.
  2. Entrants must submit ONE feature to a specialist feature award published in a New Zealand magazine, newspaper, newspaper-inserted magazine or website (including radio or television), during 2021. Please note: a feature is NOT a long news story. Your entry could be set aside by the judges. Check with your editor if you are unsure.
  3. Entrants may write a statement of support of up to 200 words giving background to the entry. Your statement is an important component of your entry so use it wisely. It could help the judges decide why your story deserves to win over another equally good entry.
  4. Include details of resources used, contacts/sources, initiative/hunches you acted on, perseverance/set-backs, exclusivity, effort you put in, the story’s impact or changes that came about as a result.
  5. Features entered into one specialist feature writing award (general; crime and justice; social issues) may not be entered into another specialist feature writing or specialist reporting award. However, specialist features may be included as part of a portfolio for:
    • Feature Writer of the Year (short-form or long-form)
    • Junior Feature Writer of the Year
    • Business Journalist of the Year
    • Community Journalist of the Year
    • Political Journalist of the Year
    • Regional Journalist of the Year
    • Reporter of the Year
    • Sports Journalist of the Year

Judging criteriaWeighting
Writing excellence and/or compelling storytelling45%
Topicality, exclusivity, agenda setting35%
Initiative, originality20%
You are not required to send in hard copies.

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Entry criteria
  1. This is a written-only category, with a maximum word count of 3500 per article (THREE required).
  2. Entrants must submit THREE feature articles published in a New Zealand newspaper, newspaper-inserted magazine, magazine and/or website during 2021. Please note: a feature is NOT a long news story. Your entry could be set aside by the judges. Check with your editor if you are unsure.
  3. Entrants may write a statement of support of up to 300 words giving background to the entry. Your statement is an important component of your entry so use it wisely. It could help the judges decide why your stories deserve to win over another equally good entry. Include details of resources used, contacts/sources, initiative/hunches you acted on, perseverance/set-backs, exclusivity, effort you put in, the story’s impact or changes that came about as a result.
  4. Entrants who wish to include a multi-part story should select no more than two parts of the series to be presented together, and cross-referenced so they are not mistaken for two separate entries.
  5. This could be a two-part story, or two parts from a specific series. Follow-up articles to an original story do not qualify as a two-part submission.
  6. If you are including two parts of a multi-part story, you should include the URL link to the first part of the story in the URL link box and the URL link to the second part of the story within your statement of support. You should also include headlines and publication details for each URL link within your statement of support. URL links to two stories from an online series cannot be uploaded to the same URL link box.
  7. Material from this portfolio may also be included in:
    • Feature Writing specialist awards (general; crime and justice; social issues)
    • Junior Feature Writer of the Year
    • Best individual investigation
    • Business Journalist of the Year
    • Community Journalist of the Year
    • Political Journalist of the Year
    • Regional Journalist of the Year
    • Sports Journalist of the Year

Judging criteriaWeighting
Writing excellence, compelling storytelling45%
Topicality, exclusivity, agenda setting35%
Initiative, originality20%
You are not required to send in hard copies.

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Entry criteria
  1. This is a written-only category, with a minimum word count of 3500 per article (THREE required).
  2. Entrants must submit THREE feature articles published in a New Zealand newspaper, newspaper-inserted magazine, magazine and/or website during 2021. Please note: a feature is NOT a long news story. Your entry could be set aside by the judges. Check with your editor if you are unsure.
  3. Entrants may write a statement of support of up to 300 words giving background to the entry. Your statement is an important component of your entry so use it wisely. It could help the judges decide why your stories deserve to win over another equally good entry. Include details of resources used, contacts/sources, initiative/hunches you acted on, perseverance/set-backs, exclusivity, effort you put in, the story’s impact or changes that came about as a result.
  4. Entrants who wish to include a multi-part story should select no more than two parts of the series to be presented together, and cross-referenced so they are not mistaken for two separate entries.
  5. This could be a two-part story, or two parts from a specific series. Follow-up articles to an original story do not qualify as a two-part submission.
  6. If you are including two parts of a multi-part story, you should include the URL link to the first part of the story in the URL link box and the URL link to the second part of the story within your statement of support. You should also include headlines and publication details for each URL link within your statement of support. URL links to two stories from an online series cannot be uploaded to the same URL link box.
  7. Material from this portfolio may also be included in:
    • Feature Writing specialist awards (general; crime and justice; social issues)
    • Junior Feature Writer of the Year
    • Best individual investigation
    • Business Journalist of the Year
    • Community Journalist of the Year
    • Political Journalist of the Year
    • Regional Journalist of the Year
    • Sports Journalist of the Year

Judging criteriaWeighting
Writing excellence, compelling storytelling45%
Topicality, exclusivity, agenda setting35%
Initiative, originality20%
You are not required to send in hard copies.

Entry criteria
  1. Junior entrants must have been employed within the industry for three years or less at the time of publication OR be aged 26 or under (or both).
  2. Entrants must submit THREE feature articles published in New Zealand during 2021. This may include work published in a newspaper, newspaper-inserted magazine, magazine and/or website. Please note: a feature is NOT a long news story. Your entry could be set aside by the judges. Check with your editor if you are unsure. 
  3. Entrants may write a statement of support of up to 200 words giving background to the entry. Your statement is an important component of your entry so use it wisely. It could help the judges decide why your story deserves to win over another equally good entry. Include details of resources used, contacts/sources, initiative/hunches you acted on, perseverance/set-backs, exclusivity, effort you put in, the story’s impact or changes that came about as a result.
  4. Entrants who wish to include a multi-part story should select no more than two parts of the series to be presented together, and cross-referenced so they are not mistaken for two separate entries. This could be a two-part story, or two parts from a specific series. Follow-up articles to an original story do not qualify as a two-part submission.
  5. If you are including two parts of a multi-part story, you should include the URL link to the first part of the story in the URL link box and the URL link to the second part of the story within your statement of support. You should also include headlines and publication details for each URL link within your statement of support. URL links to two stories from an online series cannot be uploaded to the same URL link box.
  6. Material from this portfolio may also be entered into:
    • Feature Writing specialist awards (general; crime and justice; social issues)
    • Feature Writer of the Year (short-form or long-form)
    • Business Journalist of the Year
    • Community Journalist of the Year
    • Political Journalist of the Year
    • Regional Journalist of the Year
    • Sports Journalist of the Year

Judging criteriaWeighting
Writing excellence, compelling storytelling35%
Topicality, exclusivity, agenda setting35%
Initiative, originality30%
You are not required to send in hard copies.

Entry criteria
  1. This is a written-only category.
  2. Entrants must submit ONE feature article published in a New Zealand newspaper, newspaper magazine, magazine or website during 2021.
  3. Entrants may write a statement of support of up to 100 words giving background to the entry. Your statement is an important component of your entry so use it wisely. It could help the judges decide why your story deserves to win over another equally good entry.
  4. Include details of the idea behind the essay, contacts/sources used, initiative/hunches you acted on, perseverance/set-backs, exclusivity, effort you put in and the story’s impact.
  5. Work entered to this award may NOT be submitted to another feature-writing specialist award (general; crime and justice; social issues). However it may be included in a portfolio for:
    • Junior Feature Writer of the Year
    • Feature Writer of the Year (short-form or long-form)
    • Business Journalist of the Year
    • Community Journalist of the Year
    • Political Journalist of the Year
    • Regional Journalist of the Year
    • Sports Journalist of the Year
    • Best Student Journalist

Judging criteriaWeighting
Writing excellence, compelling storytelling60%
Relevance20%
Initiative, originality20%
You are not required to send in hard copies.

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Entry criteria
  1. This is a written-only
  2. Entrants must submit a portfolio of THREE examples of their work published in New Zealand during 2021. This may include print and digital writing, including individual columns, opinion writing, editorials and blogs or a combination, published in newspapers, magazines and/or websites.
  3. Entrants must include details of when and where the columns were published (compulsory).
  4. Columns may be uploaded as a pdf or URL link.
  5. Entrants may write a statement of support of up to 300 words, giving relevant background to the entry (optional).
  6. Work entered in this award may also be entered as part of a portfolio for:
    • Business Journalist of the Year
    • Community Journalist of the Year
    • Political Journalist of the Year
    • Regional Journalist of the Year
    • Sports Journalist of the Year
    • Best Student Journalist

Judging criteriaWeighting
Ability to engage, inform and/or entertain the audience40%
Writing excellence30%
Depth of knowledge and how that is conveyed30%
You are not required to send in hard copies.

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Entry criteria
  1. This is a written-only category.
  2. Entrants must submit a portfolio of FOUR stories on any subject published in New Zealand newspapers, magazines and/or websites (including radio or television) during 2021. If an entrant submits a 2021 website story that has been updated/amended in 2022, the entrant must explain any changes made to the original story.
  3. The majority of all content submitted should be the work of one journalist only. In the case of a joint byline, the entrant must explain the extent of the co-author’s involvement otherwise judges may disqualify the entry.
  4. The stories should exhibit wide (local or national, or both) appeal and interest, with real impact on readers or radio/television audiences.
  5. The four stories can be uploaded to the Award Force entry website using pdfs or URL links.
  6. Entrants may include a statement of support of up to 400 words giving background to the entry. Include details of resources used, contacts/sources, initiative/hunches you acted on, perseverance/set-backs, exclusivity, effort you put in, the story’s impact or changes that came about as a result.
  7. Judges will want to know how you came about the story, without revealing specific sources. Was it a tip from a contact, spotted on an agenda, from an OIA request or assigned from the news desk? Please include details in your statement of support.
  8. Entrants who wish to include a multi-part story should select no more than two parts of the series to be presented together as a single article. These two parts should be cross-referenced.
  9. If you are including two parts of a multi-part story, you should include the URL link to the first part of the story in the URL link box and the URL link to the second part of the story within your statement of support. You should also include headlines and publication details for each URL link within your statement of support. URL links to two stories from an online series cannot be uploaded to the same URL link box.
  10. Work entered in individual ‘All Media – Best reporting’ specialist awards may be included in the Reporter of the Year portfolio.
  11. The same story may also be entered into: Best individual investigation.
  12. Work entered in this award may also be included in TWO of the following awards:
    • Business Journalist of the Year
    • Community Journalist of the Year
    • Political Journalist of the Year
    • Regional Journalist of the Year
    • Sports Journalist of the Year

The winner will receive the Voyager Journalist of the Year Cup.

Judging criteriaWeighting
Newsworthiness/exclusive content/impact60%
Writing excellence/clarity20%
Use of contacts/initiative20%
You are not required to send in hard copies.

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Photography

Entry criteria
    1. Entrants must submit a portfolio of between 8 and 12 photos on any subject published in New Zealand newspapers, magazines, trade publications and/or websites during 2021.
    2. The portfolio should demonstrate diversity.
    3. Digital entries may include a social platform where the photo published is on a media/work account, such as Facebook, but not a private account.
    4. Unpublished work is ineligible.
    5. Work entered in specialist photography awards (Features; News; Sport) may be included in this portfolio.
    6. Photos should be in jpg, jpeg, tif or tiff format.
    7. Entrants must provide a caption with each photo to explain the context and give details of where and when the photo was published (compulsory).
    8. Entrants may write a statement of support of up to 300 words giving relevant background that may be useful to the judges (optional). This could include details of perseverance, initiative used, exclusivity, problems faced or efforts made to achieve a particular shot.
Judging criteriaWeighting
Demonstrates initiative and originality40%
Shows ability to work within a range of subjects and styles30%
Technical skill/composition/use of light/background30%
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Entry criteria
  1. Entrants must submit FIVE feature-style photos published in New Zealand newspapers, magazines and/or websites (including radio and television) during 2021. The portfolio can be a mixture of work or five of the same type of images, eg. all portraits.
  2. Digital entries may include a social platform where the photo published is on a media/work account, such as Facebook, but not a private account.
  3. Unpublished work is ineligible.
  4. Entries to this award may also be entered as part of a portfolio for Photographer of the Year, however they may not be entered into Best photography – sport or Best photography – news.
  5. Photos should be in jpg, jpeg, tif or tiff format.
  6. Entrants must provide a caption for each photo to explain the context, and give details of where and when the photo was published (compulsory).
  7. Entrants may write a statement of support of up to 100 words giving relevant background that may be useful to the judges (optional). This could include details of perseverance, initiative used, exclusivity, problems faced or efforts made to achieve a particular shot.
Judging criteriaWeighting
Newsworthiness/uniqueness/originality50%
Impact on page or screen25%
Technical skill/composition/use of light/background25%
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Entry criteria
  1. Entrants must submit FIVE news-related photos published in New Zealand newspapers, magazines and/or websites during 2021.
  2. Digital entries may include a social platform where the photo published is on a media/work account, such as Facebook, but not a private account.
  3. Unpublished work is ineligible.
  4. Entries to this award may also be entered as part of a portfolio for Photographer of the Year, however they may not be entered into Best photography – sport or Best photography – features.
  5. Photos should be in jpg, jpeg, tif or tiff format.
  6. Entrants must provide a caption for each photo to explain the context and give details of where and when the photo was published (compulsory).
    Entrants may write a statement of support of up to 100 words giving relevant background that may be useful to the judges (optional). This could include details of perseverance, initiative used, exclusivity, problems faced or efforts made to achieve a particular shot.
Judging criteriaWeighting
Newsworthiness/uniqueness/originality50%
Impact on page or screen25%
Technical skill/composition/use of light/background25%
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Entry criteria
  1. Entrants must submit  news-related photos published in New Zealand newspapers, magazines and/or websites during 2021.
  2. Digital entries may include a social platform where the photo published is on a media/work account, such as Facebook, but not a private account.
  3. Unpublished work is ineligible.
  4. Entries to this award may be entered as part of a portfolio for Photographer of the Year, however they may not be entered into Best photography – news or Best photography – features.
  5.  Photos should be in jpg, jpeg, tif or tiff format.
  6. Entrants must provide a caption for each photo to explain the context and give details of where and when the photo was published (compulsory).
  7. Entrants may write a statement of support of up to 100 words giving relevant background that may be useful to the judges (optional). This could include details of perseverance, initiative used, exclusivity, problems faced or efforts made to achieve a particular shot.
Judging criteriaWeighting
Newsworthiness/uniqueness/originality50%
Impact on page or screen25%
Technical skill/composition/use of light/background25%
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Entry criteria
  1. Entrants must submit ONE portfolio of between 6 and 10 photos of a photo-story or essay published in New Zealand during 2021. At least three images from the portfolio must have been published in New Zealand newspapers, magazines and/or websites (including radio and television) during 2021. Note: an essay is not a random collection of photos but is based on a common theme eg an event or subject, and mostly taken at the same time.
  2. Digital entries may include a social platform where the photo published is on a media/work account, such as Facebook, but not a private account.
  3. Published images from this entry may not be entered into another specialist photography award but may be included in Photographer of the Year.
  4. Photos should be in jpg, jpeg, tif or tiff format.
  5. Entrants must provide a photo caption or captions to explain the context. Please state which photos in the portfolio were published, and where and when (compulsory).
  6. Entrants may write a statement of support of up to 100 words giving relevant background that may be useful to the judges (optional). This could include details of perseverance, initiative used, exclusivity, problems faced or efforts made to achieve the series.
Judging criteriaWeighting
Demonstrates initiative and originality40%
Impact on the page or screen/tells a visual story30%
Technical skill/composition/use of light/background 30%
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Broadcast Journalism - Sponsored by NZ On Air

Entry criteria
    1. Entrants must submit ONE breaking news video published on a New Zealand news-based website, or broadcast on television, during 2021.
    2. The entry must be no more than SEVEN minutes in length.
    3. Videos should be m4v, mp4, mpeg4 or MOV format or, in the case of large files, attached as a URL link such as YouTube or Vimeo.
    4. Entrants must provide a working title for the video, and details of where and when it appeared (compulsory).
    5. Please list the names of all team members and their roles on the “contact information/contributors” tab (compulsory).
    6. Each team can enter only one video. However, a team made up of a slightly different mix may also enter a video separately in this category.
    7. Entrants may provide a statement of support of up to 100 words giving relevant background to the entry that could be useful to the judges (optional). Your statement could include details of hurdles overcome, perseverance, initiative used, exclusivity, developing an idea, problems faced or extra efforts made to achieve the outcome.
    8. Entries to Best breaking news video may not be entered into another Broadcast Journalism award, other than as part of a portfolio for Video Journalist of the Year.
Judging criteriaWeighting
Exclusivity/newsworthiness/impact 50%
Quality of story-telling, clarity and compelling narrative 30%
Impact of footage/technical skills including audio, shooting and editing 20%
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Entry criteria
    1. This award recognizes excellence in current affairs journalism within a particular current affairs programme or series. A programme or series may only submit ONE entry to this award.
    2. Entries must submit a 45-minute (maximum) reel of the current affairs programme’s best stories. This may be a compilation of up to THREE stories or one complete show published on a New Zealand news-based website, or broadcast on television, during 2021.
    3. Videos should be m4v, mp4, mpeg4 or MOV format or, in the case of large files, attached as a URL link such as YouTube or Vimeo.
    4. The programme name must be provided, and details of where and when the show or stories appeared.
    5. Please list the names of all team members and their roles on the “contact information/contributors” tab.
    6. Entrants may provide a statement of support of up to 100 words giving relevant background to the entry that could be useful to the judges (optional). Your statement could include details of hurdles overcome, perseverance, initiative used, exclusivity, developing an idea, problems faced or extra efforts made to achieve the outcome.
    7. Stories submitted to Best current affairs programme may not be entered into another Broadcast Journalism award, other than as part of a portfolio for Video Journalist of the Year or Broadcast Reporter of the Year – Current Affairs.

Judging criteriaWeighting
Quality of story-telling, clarity and compelling narrative 50%
Exclusivity/originality/initiative 30%
Impact of footage/technical skills including audio, shooting and editing 20%

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Entry criteria
    1. This award recognises excellence in documentary production that is grounded in the principles of journalism — accuracy, impact, public benefit, ethics, creativity, research and reporting — together with high production values.
    2. Entrants must submit ONE piece of longform documentary journalism published on a New Zealand news-based website, or broadcast on television or radio, during 2021.
    3. The video must be a minimum of 20 minutes and a maximum of 45 minutes in length to qualify for this award. Documentaries that are more than 45 minutes long may be edited to fit the required maximum of 45 minutes duration.
    4. Videos should be m4v, mp4, mpeg4 or MOV format or, in the case of large files, attached as a URL link such as YouTube or Vimeo.
    5. Entrants must provide a working title for the documentary, and details of where and when it appeared.
    6. Please list the names of all team members and their roles on the “contact information/contributors” tab.
    7. Entrants may provide a statement of support of up to 100 words giving relevant background to the entry that could be useful to the judges (optional). Your statement could include details of hurdles overcome, perseverance, initiative used, exclusivity, developing an idea, problems faced or extra efforts made to achieve the outcome.
    8. Stories submitted to Best documentary may not be entered into another Broadcast Journalism award, other than as part of a portfolio for Video Journalist of the Year, Broadcast Reporter of the Year – News or Broadcast Reporter of the Year – Current Affairs.
Judging criteriaWeighting
Quality of story-telling, clarity and compelling narrative 50%
Exclusivity/originality/initiative 30%
Impact of footage/technical skills including audio, shooting and editing 20%
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Entry criteria
    1. Entrants must submit ONE video only published on a New Zealand news-based website, or broadcast on television, during 2021.
    2. The videos must be largely the work of ONE video journalist only. The video journalist must have filmed and edited 80 per cent of all video content. If a second video journalist was involved, please explain the additional filming, e.g. due to geographical constraints in the statement of support box.
    3. A reporter may be involved in the video, but no editor or producer. If the video journalist has also undertaken the role of reporter i.e. researched a story and formed/asked questions, please outline in the statement of support.
    4. The video should be m4v, mp4, mpeg4 or MOV format or, in the case of large files, attached as a URL link such as YouTube or Vimeo.
    5. Entrants must provide a title for the video, and details of where and when it appeared (compulsory).
    6. Please name all contributors to the production of the video, including yourself, and their roles on the “contact information/contributors” tab (compulsory).
    7. Entrants must provide a statement of support of up to 100 words, confirming they have filmed/edited 80 per cent of the video. Relevant background to the entry will also be useful to the judges. Your statement could include details of hurdles overcome, perseverance, initiative used, exclusivity, following a hunch or an idea, problems faced or extra efforts made to achieve the outcome.
    8. Entries to Best feature video may not be entered into another Broadcast Journalism award, other than as part of a portfolio for Video Journalist of the Year.
Judging criteriaWeighting
Quality of story-telling, clarity and compelling narrative 35%
Exclusivity/originality/initiative 35%
Impact of footage/technical skills including audio, shooting and editing 30%
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Entry criteria
    1. This category is open to print-based, digital and broadcast media organisations.
    2. Entrants must submit podcasts that were published in 2021.
    3. A podcast series can be entered into only one podcast award – not both.
    4. Entrants may submit a maximum of THREE standalone episodes from a podcast series that explores a consistent theme/subject or comprises a consistent strand. This could be a limited season, or an ongoing series. You may use your statement of support to explain the theme.
    5. Entry must be from an accredited media organisation and contain editorial content.
    6. Media organisations may enter the Best podcast award a maximum of FOUR Choose your best.
    7. The submitted podcast(s) must be in a form that was released to the audience, not edited to create a “highlight” entry.
    8. Entrants must include details of when and where the podcasts were published (compulsory).
    9. Each episode may be uploaded as a single, clearly-named MP3 (or WAV) OR as a URL link to a website. You should also supply URL links for each episode in your statement of support, both to Apple Podcasts and to an Android podcast app such as Stitcher or Spotify.
    10. Non-podcast audio should not be included.
    11. Entries should be in English. Podcasts in languages other than English must be accompanied by a full transcript in English, attached as a pdf.
    12. Entrants may write a statement of support of up to 500 words giving background to the entry. Include details of audience size/engagement, impact the podcasts had, and any changes as a result.
    13. Podcasts entered to this award can also be entered into:
    • Best individual investigation
    • Best team investigation
    • Broadcast Reporter of the Year – News
    • Broadcast Reporter of the Year – Current Affairs
Judging criteriaWeighting
Absorbing, informative and coherently structured storytelling 50%
Audience engagement/impact 20%
Production quality (eg editing, sound, music, narration)20%
Exclusivity and originality of material 10%
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Entry criteria
    1. This category is open to print-based, digital and broadcast media organisations.
    2. Entrants must submit podcasts that were published in 2021.
    3. A podcast series can be entered into only one podcast award – not both.
    4. Entrants may submit a maximum of THREE episodes from a narrative/serial podcast* that tells a specific story across a number of episodes. *Entrants must submit the FIRST podcast in the series, plus up to TWO additional eps. Please use your statement of support to explain the rest of the series. 
    5. Entry must be from an accredited media organisation and contain editorial content.
    6. Media organisations may enter the Best podcast award a maximum of FOUR Choose your best.
    7. The submitted podcast(s) must be in a form that was released to the audience, not edited to create a “highlight” entry.
    8. Entrants must include details of when and where the podcasts were published (compulsory).
    9. Each episode may be uploaded as a single, clearly-named MP3 (or WAV) OR as a URL link to a website. You should also supply URL links for each episode in your statement of support, both to Apple Podcasts and to an Android podcast app such as Stitcher or Spotify.
    10. Non-podcast audio should not be included.
    11. Entries should be in English. Podcasts in languages other than English must be accompanied by a full transcript in English, attached as a pdf.
    12. Entrants may write a statement of support of up to 500 words giving background to the entry. Include details of audience size/engagement, impact the podcasts had, and any changes as a result.
    13. Podcasts entered to this award can also be entered into:
      • Best individual investigation
      • Best team investigation
      • Broadcast Reporter of the Year – News
      • Broadcast Reporter of the Year – Current Affairs
Judging criteriaWeighting
Absorbing, informative and coherently structured storytelling 50%
Audience engagement/impact 20%
Production quality (eg editing, sound, music, narration)20%
Exclusivity and originality of material 10%
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Entry criteria
    1. Entrants must submit a portfolio of THREE videos on any subject published on a New Zealand news-based website, or broadcast on television, during 2021.
    2. To qualify for this category, the videos must be largely the work of ONE video journalist only. The video journalist must have filmed and edited 80 per cent of all video content. If a second video journalist was involved, please explain the additional filming, e.g. due to geographical constraints in the statement of support box.
    3. A reporter may be involved in the videos, but no editor or producer. If the video journalist has also undertaken the role of reporter i.e. researched a story and formed/asked questions, please outline in the statement of support.
    4. Videos should be m4v, mp4, mpeg4 or MOV format or, in the case of large files, attached as a URL link such as YouTube or Vimeo.
    5. Entrants must provide a title for each video, and details of where and when it appeared (compulsory).
    6. Please name all contributors to the production of the videos, including yourself, and their roles on the “contact information/contributors” tab (compulsory).
    7. Entrants must provide a statement of support of up to 300 words, confirming they have filmed/edited 80 per cent of the videos (compulsory). Relevant background to the entry will also be useful to the judges. Your statement could include details of hurdles overcome, perseverance, exclusivity, initiative used, following a hunch or an idea, problems faced or extra efforts made to achieve the outcome.
    8. Work entered into other Broadcast Journalism awards may be included in this portfolio.
Judging criteriaWeighting
Quality of story-telling, clarity and compelling narrative 35%
Exclusivity/originality/initiative 35%
Impact of footage/technical skills including audio, shooting and editing 30%
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Entry criteria
    1. Entrants must submit a portfolio of news items (or one item) broadcast on New Zealand radio, television and/or a news website in 2021.
    2. The combined entries should be no more than 15 minutes in length. The entry can be made up of up to five items: either one item (no more than 15 mins), or between two and five items (15 mins total).
    3. Although a team may have been involved in the production, the primary storyteller should be one reporter only. If another reporter was involved, the entrant must explain the extent of that person’s involvement otherwise judges may disqualify the entry.
    4. The items can be uploaded to the Award Force entry website via a URL link.
    5. The items should exhibit wide (local or national, or both) appeal and interest, with real impact on radio/television audiences.
    6. Videos should be m4v, mp4, mpeg4 or MOV format or, in the case of large files, attached as a URL link such as YouTube or Vimeo.
    7. Entrants may include podcasts as part of their entry. A maximum of TWO podcasts can be linked to a series. A maximum of SIX podcasts may be entered.
    8. Each episode must be uploaded as a single clearly-named MP3 (or WAV). You should also supply URL links for each episode, both to Apple Podcasts and to an Android podcast app such as Stitcher or Spotify.
    9. Entrants may include a statement of support of up to 300 words giving relevant background to the entry that could be useful to the judges. Your statement could include details of hurdles overcome, perseverance, exclusivity, initiative used, following a hunch or an idea, problems faced, extra efforts made to achieve the outcome or changes that came about as a result.
    10. Judges will want to know how you came about the story, without revealing specific sources. Was it a tip from a contact, spotted on an agenda, from an OIA request, or assigned from the news desk? Please include details in your statement of support.
    11. Entrants may include a multi-part piece of work of no more than two parts of a series. Please cross reference the two pieces so that judges do not mistake them for separate entries. Include the URL link to the first part of the story in the URL link box and the URL link to the second part of the story within your statement of support. You should also include headlines and publication details for each URL link within your statement of support.
    12. Work entered in this award may also be included in the following awards:
      • one of the ‘All Media – Best reporting’ specialist awards
      • Best individual investigation
      • Best Junior Reporter
      • Best Student Journalist
      • Business Journalist of the Year
      • Political Journalist of the Year
      • Sports Journalist of the Year
      • Best podcast
Judging criteriaWeighting
Newsworthiness/exclusive content/impact60%
Clarity/rich and quality audio and/or visual engagement/holds attention throughout20%
Use of contacts/initiative20%
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Entry criteria
    1. Entrants must submit a portfolio of current affairs items (or one item) broadcast on New Zealand radio, television and/or a news website in 2021.
    2. The combined entries should be no more than 30 minutes in length. The entry can be made up of up to three items: either one item (no more than 30 mins), or two or three items (30 mins total).
    3. Although a team may have been involved in the production, the primary storyteller should be one reporter only. If another reporter was involved, the entrant must explain the extent of that person’s involvement otherwise judges may disqualify the entry.
    4. The items can be uploaded to the Award Force entry website via a URL link.
    5. The items should exhibit wide (local or national, or both) appeal and interest, with real impact on radio/television audiences.
    6. Videos should be m4v, mp4, mpeg4 or MOV format or, in the case of large files, attached as a URL link such as YouTube or Vimeo.
    7. Entrants may include podcasts as part of their entry. A maximum of TWO podcasts can be linked to a series. A maximum of SIX podcasts may be entered.
    8. Each episode must be uploaded as a single clearly-named MP3 (or WAV). You should also supply URL links for each episode, both to Apple Podcasts and to an Android podcast app such as Stitcher or Spotify.
    9. Entrants may include a statement of support of up to 300 words giving relevant background to the entry that could be useful to the judges. Your statement could include details of hurdles overcome, perseverance, exclusivity, initiative used, following a hunch or an idea, problems faced, extra efforts made to achieve the outcome or changes that came about as a result.
    10. Judges will want to know how you came about the story, without revealing specific sources. Was it a tip from a contact, spotted on an agenda, from an OIA request, or assigned from the news desk? Please include details in your statement of support.
    11. Entrants may include a multi-part piece of work of no more than two parts of a series. Please cross reference the two pieces so that judges do not mistake them for separate entries. Include the URL link to the first part of the story in the URL link box and the URL link to the second part of the story within your statement of support. You should also include headlines and publication details for each URL link within your statement of support.
    12. Work entered in this award may also be included in the following awards:
      • one of the ‘All Media – Best reporting’ specialist awards
      • Best individual investigation
      • Best Junior Reporter
      • Best Student Journalist
      • Business Journalist of the Year
      • Political Journalist of the Year
      • Sports Journalist of the Year
      • Best podcast
Judging criteriaWeighting
Newsworthiness/exclusive content/impact60%
Clarity/rich and quality audio and/or visual engagement/holds attention throughout20%
Use of contacts/initiative20%
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All Media

Entry criteria
  1. This category is open to print-based, website and broadcast artists, either as an individual or team entry.
  2. Please include a list of all members of the team, including yourself, and their roles.
  3. Entrants must submit a portfolio of THREE items of digital or print artwork/graphics, or interactive/motion graphics, or a combination, published in New Zealand newspapers, magazines and/or websites (including radio and television), or artwork/graphics that have appeared on television during 2021.
  4. Entrants must include a URL link/pdf/screenshot of the associated story the artwork/graphic accompanied to give context (compulsory). This should be included in the statement of support. If the artwork/graphic was a standalone piece of work, please note that in your entry.
  5. Entrants must include details of when and where the artwork/graphic was published (compulsory).
  6. Artwork/graphics should be ai, eps, jpeg, jpg or gif format.
  7. Interactive/motion graphics can be uploaded as a URL link or in m4v, mp4, mpeg4 or mov format.
  8. If the entry is behind a paywall please email weeks@npa.co.nz so access for the judges can be arranged.
  9. Entrants may write a statement of support of up to 100 words giving background to the entry (optional)

Judging criteriaWeighting
Clarity/easy to follow and understand quickly50%
Impact/attracts attention30%
Aesthetic appeal/use of typography, colour and illustrations20%
You are not required to send in hard copies.

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Entry criteria
  1. This award recognises journalism that makes use of analysis of numerical data to help produce and inform news stories.
  2. Entries are accepted from an individual or a For team entries, please include a list of all members of the team, including yourself, and their roles.
  3. Entrants must submit a portfolio of THREE stories published in New Zealand newspapers, magazines and/or websites (including radio and television), or that have appeared on television during 2021.
  4. Stories submitted could include new and innovative ways of filtering, analysing and presenting data, clever use of visuals and graphics to help illustrate a story, as well as new formats to present information in a way that is clear and easy for readers to understand.
  5. Entrants may include a statement of support of up to 300 words giving background to each entry. Your statement is an important component of the entry so use it wisely. It could help the judges decide why this entry deserves to win over another equally good entry.
  6. Stories entered into this award may also be entered in either a feature writing award OR a reporting award, if written by a single entrant. It can also be entered into Best investigation (if researched and written by a single journalist) and Best breaking news video (if written by a single journalist).
  7. Any of the stories entered into this award (by an individual or a team) may also be entered into Best innovation in digital storytelling.
  8. Where a team is involved, any of the stories may be entered into Best team investigation.
  9. Where a single journalist is the entrant, any of the stories may also be included in portfolios, where appropriate, for:
    • Junior Feature Writer of the Year
    • Feature Writer of the Year (long-form or short-form)
    • Best Junior Reporter
    • Business Journalist of the Year
    • Community Journalist of the Year
    • Political Journalist of the Year
    • Regional Journalist of the Year
    • Reporter of the Year
    • Sports Journalist of the Year
    • Broadcast Journalism awards where appropriate
Judging criteriaWeighting
Effective analysis and presentation of data, including use of techniques such as visuals, graphics, videos/animated explainers, and good design to illustrate a story.40%
Clarity/easy to follow and understand quickly30%
Newsworthiness/exclusivity/originality/agenda setting30%
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Entry criteria

  1. This award recognises new and innovative ways of gathering and presenting news.
  2. Entries are accepted from an individual or a team.
  3. Entrants must submit ONE digital story that appeared in 2021 on a New Zealand-based website.
  4. News organisations may enter this award FIVE times with different stories.
  5. Entrants must submit ONE URL only per entry.
  6. Innovation could include new and innovative ways of gathering and presenting news, clever use of technology and techniques to connect with readers/viewers and hold their attention, techniques including data journalism and animated/moving graphics as well as new formats to present stories.
  7. Judges will be looking for new and innovative methods of storytelling and audience engagement, without losing sight of the more “traditional” skills of getting and telling a good story accurately and well.
  8. Entrants may include a statement of support of up to 400 words giving background to each entry. Your statement is an important component of the entry so use it wisely. It could help the judges decide why this digital story deserves to win over another equally good entry. Please include names of all those involved in the production of the digital story, and their roles within the contact information box.
  9. Where a team is involved, it may also be entered into Best team investigation and Best data journalism.
  10. If written by a single journalist, the story may also be entered to:
  • Best data journalism
  • either a feature writing award OR a reporting award
  • Best individual investigation
  • Best breaking news video
  1. The story may also be included (by a single entrant) in portfolios for:
  • Junior Feature Writer of the Year
  • Feature Writer of the Year (long-form or short-form)
  • Best Junior Reporter
  • Business Journalist of the Year
  • Community Journalist of the Year
  • Political Journalist of the Year
  • Regional Journalist of the Year
  • Reporter of the Year
  • Sports Journalist of the Year
  • Broadcast Journalism awards where appropriate
Judging criteriaWeighting
Effective use of multimedia production techniques such as text, videos/animated explainers, audio, data, images, graphics and good design to tell a story and drive audience engagement60%
Newsworthiness/exclusivity/originality/agenda setting 40%40%
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Entry criteria

  1. This category is open to print-based, website and broadcast journalists.
  2. The entry may include work published in New Zealand newspapers, magazines and/or websites (including radio and television) or broadcast on radio and/or television during 2021.
  3. The story/item can be uploaded to the Award Force entry website using a pdf or URL link.
  4. Videos should be m4v, mp4, mpeg4 or MOV format or, in the case of large files, attached as a URL link such as YouTube or Vimeo.
  5. Entrants may include up to 10 stories or items, including follow-ups close to the date of the original story.
  6. Entries must demonstrate live or up-to-the minute coverage of a major news event, probably, but not necessarily across multiple platforms, and may include text, photography, video, audio, graphics and social media.
  7. Entrants may include a statement of support of up to 600 words. Include details of resources used, contacts/sources, initiative/hunches acted on, perseverance/ effort put in, exclusivity, impact and audience reach.
    Note: stories entered into this award can also be entered individually by journalists into other appropriate awards

Judging criteriaWeighting
Impact; compelling content including writing and/or storytelling excellence, fresh and/or exclusive angles and voices.50%
Clarity, easy-to-access and understand information, data
and graphics; strong visuals including photographs and/or video.
30%
Strong follow-ups to keep the story fresh.20%
You are not required to send in hard copies.

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Entry criteria

  1. This category is open to print-based, website and broadcast organisations.
  2. The entry may include work published in New Zealand newspapers, magazines and/or websites (including radio and television), or broadcast on radio or television in 2021.
  3. Entrants may include up to 10 stories or items related to the campaign or project.
  4. Entries can be across multiple platforms and may include stories, photographs, videos, audio, opinion pieces and social media input.
  5. Videos should be m4v, mp4, mpeg4 or MOV format or, in the case of large files, attached as a URL link such as YouTube or Vimeo.
  6. The campaign should have wide (local or national, or both) appeal and interest, with real impact on readers or radio/television audiences.
  7. Entrants may include a statement of support of up to 400 words giving background to the entry. Your statement could help the judges decide why your campaign deserves to win over another equally good entry. Include details of results as measured by audience engagement and/or funds raised, community objectives realised and/or changes that came about as a result.

Judging criteriaWeighting
Relevance or importance to the public, audience engagement35%
Outcome – including funds raised, resulting changes, increased awareness35%
Compelling presentation of the series - including writing and/or storytelling excellence, case studies/voices and images30%
You are not required to send in hard copies.

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Entry criteria

  1. This category is open to print-based, website and broadcast journalists.
  2. Entrants must submit ONE investigation published in New Zealand newspapers, magazines and/or websites (including radio and television), or broadcast on radio or television during 2021. If an entrant submits a 2021 website story that has been updated/amended in 2022, the entrant must explain any changes made to the original story.
  3. Entries may include up to THREE linked articles or items which may be across multiple platforms.
  4. Although a team may have been involved in the production, the primary storyteller should be one reporter only. In the case of a joint byline, the entrant must explain the extent of the co-author’s involvement otherwise judges may disqualify the entry.
  5. The story/item can be uploaded to the Award Force entry website using a pdf or URL link.
  6. Videos should be m4v, mp4, mpeg4 or MOV format or, in the case of large files, attached as a URL link such as YouTube or Vimeo.
  7. A podcast series may be entered into this category. A maximum of THREE episodes may be entered and must include the first episode. Each episode must be uploaded as a single clearly-named MP3 (or WAV). You should also supply URL links for each episode, both to Apple Podcasts and to an Android podcast app such as Stitcher or Spotify.
  8. The investigation should exhibit wide (local or national, or both) appeal and interest, with real impact on readers or radio/television audiences.
  9. Entrants may provide a statement of support of up to 200 words giving background to the entry. Include details of resources used, contacts/sources, initiative/hunches you acted on, perseverance/set-backs, exclusivity, effort you put in, the story’s impact or changes that came about as a result. Judges will want to know how you came about the story, without revealing specific sources. Was it a tip from a contact, spotted on an agenda, from an OIA request or assigned from the news desk? Include details in your statement of support.
  10. Please name all those involved in the production of the story, including yourself, and their roles.
  11. This work may also be entered in:
    • Best innovation in digital storytelling and;
    • one other ‘All Media – Best reporting’ specialist award.
  1. It may also be included in portfolios for:
    • Best Junior Reporter
    • Best Student Journalist
    • Business Journalist of the Year
    • Community Journalist of the Year
    • Political Journalist of the Year
    • Regional Journalist of the Year
    • Reporter of the Year
    • Sports Journalist of the Year
    • Feature Writer of the Year (short-form or long-form)
    • Junior Feature Writer of the Year
    • Broadcast Journalism awards where appropriate

Judging criteriaWeighting
Exclusiveness/newsworthiness50%
Impact of investigation and/or changes that came about; relevance to audience 30%
Writing and/or storytelling excellence/clarity20%
You are not required to send in hard copies.

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Entry criteria

  1. This category is open to print-based, website and broadcast journalists.
  2. Entrants must submit ONE investigation published in New Zealand newspapers, magazines and/or websites (including radio and television), or broadcast on radio or television during 2021. If an entrant submits a 2021 website story that has been updated/amended in 2022, the entrant must explain any changes made to the original story.
  3. Entries may include up to THREE linked articles which may be across multiple platforms.
  4. The story/item can be uploaded to the Award Force entry website using a pdf or URL link.
  5. Videos should be m4v, mp4, mpeg4 or MOV format or, in the case of large files, attached as a URL link such as YouTube or Vimeo.
  6. A podcast series may be entered into this category. A maximum of THREE episodes may be entered and must include the first episode. Each episode must be uploaded as a single clearly-named MP3 (or WAV). You should also supply URL links for each episode, both to Apple Podcasts and to an Android podcast app such as Stitcher or Spotify.
  7. The investigation should exhibit wide (local or national, or both) appeal and interest, with real impact on readers or radio/television audiences.
  8. Entrants may provide a statement of support of up to 200 words giving background to the entry. Your statement is an important component of your entry so use it wisely. It could help the judges decide why your story deserves to win over another equally good entry.
  9. Include details of resources used, contacts/sources, initiative/hunches you acted on, perseverance/set-backs, exclusivity, effort you put in, the story’s impact or changes that came about as a result. Judges will want to know how you came about the story, without revealing specific sources. Was it a tip from a contact, spotted on an agenda, from an OIA request or assigned from the news desk? Include details in your statement of support.
  10. Please include a list of all members of the team, including yourself, and their roles.
  11. This work may also be entered into: Best innovation in digital storytelling and Broadcast Journalism awards where appropriate.

Judging criteriaWeighting
Exclusiveness/newsworthiness50%
Impact/relevance/brought about change30%
Writing excellence/clarity20%
You are not required to send in hard copies.

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Entry criteria

  1. This category is open to print-based, website and broadcast reviewers.
  2. Entrants must submit a portfolio of THREE reviews on any subject published in New Zealand newspapers, magazines and/or websites (including radio and television), or broadcast on radio or television during 2021.
  3. Reviews must be a critical analysis of the subject matter – be it a book, movie, production, TV programme, restaurant or art.
  4. Entrants must include details of when and where the reviews were published or broadcast (compulsory).
  5. Reviews may be uploaded as a pdf or URL link.
  6. Entrants may write a statement of support of up to 200 words giving background to the entry (optional).
  7. Work entered to this award may also be entered as part of a portfolio for:
    • Business Journalist of the Year
    • Community Journalist of the Year
    • Political Journalist of the Year
    • Regional Journalist of the Year
    • Sports Journalist of the Year
    • Best Junior Reporter
    • Best Student Journalist

Judging criteriaWeighting
Ability to engage and inform the reader/listener40%
Excellence in writing and/or delivery to the audience; connection to the reader/listener40%
Depth of knowledge and how that is conveyed20%
You are not required to send in hard copies.

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Entry criteria

  1. This award is open to print-based, website and broadcast journalists.
  2. Entrants must submit a portfolio of THREE arts and culture stories – or TWO arts and culture stories with ONE follow up story allowed – published in New Zealand newspapers, magazines and/or websites (including radio and television), or broadcast on radio or television in 2021. If an entrant submits a 2021 website story that has been updated/amended in 2022, the entrant must explain any changes made to the original story.
  3. Although a team may have been involved in the production, the primary storyteller should be one reporter only. In the case of a joint byline, the entrant must explain the extent of the co-author’s involvement otherwise judges may disqualify the entry.
  4. For print-based journalists, the entry may include features, columns and opinion pieces published in New Zealand during 2021.
  5. The three stories/items can be uploaded to the Award Force entry website using pdfs or URL links.
  6. Videos should be m4v, mp4, mpeg4 or MOV format or, in the case of large files, attached as a URL link such as YouTube or Vimeo.
  7. Entrants may include a statement of support of up to 300 words giving background to the entry. Include details of resources used, contacts/sources, initiative/hunches you acted on, perseverance/set-backs, exclusivity, effort you put in, exclusivity and the story’s impact. Judges will want to know how you came about the story, without revealing specific sources. Was it a tip from a contact, spotted on an agenda, from an OIA request or assigned from the news desk? Please include details in your statement of support.
  8. Entries to Best reporting – arts and culture may NOT be entered into another ‘All Media – Best reporting’ specialist award, with the exception of ‘Best reporting – Māori affairs’ award.
  9. However, a story entered into this award may also be entered into: Best individual investigation and Best innovation in digital storytelling.
  10. Work entered in this award may also be included in portfolios for:
    • Best reporting – Māori affairs
    • Best Junior Reporter
    • Best Student Journalist
    • Business Journalist of the Year
    • Community Journalist of the Year
    • Regional Journalist of the Year
    • Reporter of the Year
    • Sports Journalist of the Year
    • Broadcast Journalism awards where appropriate

Judging criteriaWeighting
Newsworthiness/exclusive content50%
Writing and/or storytelling excellence/clarity30%
Use of contacts/initiative20%
You are not required to send in hard copies.

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Entry criteria

  1. This award is open to print-based, website and broadcast journalists.
  2. Entrants must submit a portfolio of THREE crime and justice stories – or TWO crime and justice stories with ONE follow up story allowed – published in New Zealand newspapers, magazines and/or websites (including radio and television), or broadcast on radio or television in 2021. If an entrant submits a 2021 website story that has been updated/amended in 2022, the entrant must explain any changes made to the original story.
  3. Although a team may have been involved in the production, the primary storyteller should be one reporter only. In the case of a joint byline, the entrant must explain the extent of the co-author’s involvement otherwise judges may disqualify the entry.
  4. For print-based journalists, the entry may include features, columns and opinion pieces published in New Zealand during 2021.
  5. The three stories/items can be uploaded to the Award Force entry website using pdfs or URL links.
  6. Videos should be m4v, mp4, mpeg4 or MOV format or, in the case of large files, attached as a URL link such as YouTube or Vimeo.
  7. Entrants may include a statement of support of up to 300 words giving background to the entry. Include details of resources used, contacts/sources, initiative/hunches you acted on, perseverance/set-backs, exclusivity, effort you put in, exclusivity and the story’s impact. Judges will want to know how you came about the story, without revealing specific sources. Was it a tip from a contact, spotted on an agenda, from an OIA request or assigned from the news desk? Please include details in your statement of support.
  8. Entries to Best reporting – crime and justice may NOT be entered into another ‘All Media – Best reporting’ specialist award, with the exception of the ‘Best reporting – Māori affairs’ award.
  9. However, a story entered into this award may also be entered into: Best individual investigation and Best innovation in digital storytelling.
  10. Work entered in this award may also be included in portfolios for:
  • Best reporting – Māori affairs
  • Best Junior Reporter
  • Best Student Journalist
  • Business Journalist of the Year
  • Community Journalist of the Year
  • Regional Journalist of the Year
  • Reporter of the Year
  • Sports Journalist of the Year
  • Broadcast Journalism awards where appropriate

Judging criteriaWeighting
Newsworthiness/exclusive content50%
Writing and/or storytelling excellence/clarity30%
Use of contacts/initiative20%
You are not required to send in hard copies.

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Entry criteria

  1. This award is open to print-based, website and broadcast journalists.
  2. Entrants must submit a portfolio of THREE stories – or TWO stories with ONE follow up story allowed – on the environment and/or sustainability published in New Zealand newspapers, magazines and/or websites (including radio and television), or broadcast on radio or television during 2021.
  3. If an entrant submits a 2021 website story that has been updated/amended in 2022, the entrant must explain any changes made to the original story.
  4. The stories should exhibit wide (local or national, or both) appeal and interest, with real impact on readers or radio/television audiences.
  5. Although a team may have been involved in the production, the primary storyteller should be one journalist only. If another reporter was involved, the entrant must explain the extent of that person’s involvement otherwise judges may disqualify the entry.
  6. The three stories/items can be uploaded to the Award Force entry website using pdfs or URL links.
  7. Videos should be m4v, mp4, mpeg4 or MOV format or, in the case of large files, attached as a URL link such as YouTube or Vimeo.
  8. The entries could include stories on climate change, clean water, illegal fishing, sustainability efforts made by businesses, industries or communities, green buildings, refuse/recycling/upcycling, conservation, endangered species, or work done by central government and local government to improve the environment and social sustainability.
  9. Entrants may include a statement of support of up to 300 words giving background to your entry. Include details of resources used, contacts/sources, initiative, perseverance, exclusivity, the story’s impact and understanding or changes that came about as a result.
  10. Judges will want to know how you came about the story, without revealing specific sources. Was it a tip from a contact, spotted on an agenda, from an OIA request or assigned from the news desk? Please include details in your statement of support.
  11. Entries to Best reporting – environment may NOT be entered into another ‘All Media – Best reporting’ specialist award, with the exception of ‘Best reporting – Māori affairs’ award..
  12. However, a story entered into this award may also be entered into: Best individual investigation and Best innovation in digital storytelling.
  13. Work entered in this award may also be included in portfolios for:
    • Best reporting – Māori affairs
    • Best Junior Reporter
    • Best Student Journalist
    • Business Journalist of the Year
    • Community Journalist of the Year
    • Regional Journalist of the Year
    • Reporter of the Year
    • Sports Journalist of the Year
    • Broadcast Journalism awards where appropriate

Judging criteriaWeighting
Newsworthiness/exclusive content50%
Writing and/or storytelling excellence/clarity30%
Use of contacts/initiative20%
You are not required to send in hard copies.

Entry criteria

  1. This award is open to print-based, website and broadcast journalists.
  2. Entrants must submit THREE stories – or TWO stories with ONE follow up story allowed – published in New Zealand newspapers, magazines and/or websites (including radio and television) or broadcast on radio or television during 2021.
  3. If an entrant submits a 2021 website story that has been updated/amended in 2022, the entrant must explain any changes made to the original story.
  4. Although a team may have been involved in the production, the primary storyteller should be one reporter only. If another reporter was involved, the entrant must explain the extent of that person’s involvement otherwise judges may disqualify the entry.
  5. The stories should exhibit wide (local or national, or both) appeal and interest, with real impact on readers or radio/television audiences.
  6. The three stories/items can be uploaded to the Award Force entry website using pdfs or URL links.
  7. Videos should be m4v, mp4, mpeg4 or MOV format or, in the case of large files, attached as a URL link such as YouTube or Vimeo.
  8. Entrants must include a statement of support of up to 300 words giving background to the entry. Include details of resources used, contacts/sources, initiative/hunches you acted on, perseverance/set-backs, exclusivity, effort you put in, the story’s impact or changes that came about as a result.
  9. Judges will want to know how you came about the story, without revealing specific sources. Was it a tip from a contact, spotted on an agenda, from an OIA request or assigned from the news desk? Please include details in your statement of support.
  10. Entries to Best reporting – general may NOT be entered into another ‘All Media – Best reporting’ specialist award, with the exception of ‘Best reporting – Māori affairs’ award.
  11. However, a story entered into this award may also be entered into: Best individual investigation and Best innovation in digital storytelling.
  12. Work entered in this award may also be included in portfolios for:
    • Best reporting – Māori affairs
    • Best Junior Reporter
    • Best Student Journalist
    • Business Journalist of the Year
    • Community Journalist of the Year
    • Regional Journalist of the Year
    • Reporter of the Year
    • Sports Journalist of the Year
    • Broadcast Journalism awards where appropriate

Judging criteriaWeighting
Newsworthiness/exclusive content50%
Writing and/or storytelling excellence/clarity30%
Use of contacts/initiative20%
You are not required to send in hard copies.

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Entry criteria

  1. Entrants must submit THREE lifestyle stories – or TWO stories with ONE follow up story allowed – published in New Zealand newspapers, magazines and/or websites (including radio and television) or broadcast on radio or television during 2021.
  2. If an entrant submits a 2021 website story that has been updated/amended in 2022, the entrant must explain any changes made to the original story.
  3. Although a team may have been involved in the production, the primary storyteller should be one reporter only. If another reporter was involved, the entrant must explain the extent of that person’s involvement otherwise judges may disqualify the entry.
  4. The stories should exhibit wide (local or national, or both) appeal and interest, with real impact on readers or radio/television audiences.
  5. The three stories/items can be uploaded to the Award Force entry website using pdfs or URL links.
  6. Videos should be m4v, mp4, mpeg4 or MOV format or, in the case of large files, attached as a URL link such as YouTube or Vimeo.
  7. Entrants must include a statement of support of up to 300 words giving background to the entry. Include details of resources used, contacts/sources, initiative/hunches you acted on, perseverance/set-backs, exclusivity, effort you put in, the story’s impact or changes that came about as a result.
  8. Judges will want to know how you came about the story, without revealing specific sources. Was it a tip from a contact, spotted on an agenda, from an OIA request or assigned from the news desk? Please include details in your statement of support.
  9. Entries to Best reporting – lifestyle may NOT be entered into another ‘All Media – Best reporting’ specialist award, with the exception of ‘Best reporting – Māori affairs’ award.
  10. However, a story entered into this award may also be entered into: Best individual investigation and Best innovation in digital storytelling.
  11. Work entered in this award may also be included in portfolios for:
    • Best reporting – Māori affairs
    • Best Junior Reporter
    • Best Student Journalist
    • Business Journalist of the Year
    • Community Journalist of the Year
    • Regional Journalist of the Year
    • Reporter of the Year
    • Sports Journalist of the Year
    • Broadcast Journalism awards where appropriate

Judging criteriaWeighting
Newsworthiness/exclusive content50%
Writing and/or storytelling excellence/clarity30%
Use of contacts/initiative20%
You are not required to send in hard copies.

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Entry criteria

  1. This award is open to print-based, website and broadcast journalists.
  2. Entrants must submit THREE stories – or TWO stories with ONE follow up story allowed – on local government and/or civic reporting published in New Zealand newspapers, magazines and/or websites (including radio and television) or broadcast on radio or television during 2021.
  3. If an entrant submits a 2021 website story that has been updated/amended in 2022, the entrant must explain any changes made to the original story.
  4. Although a team may have been involved in the production, the primary storyteller should be one reporter only. If another reporter was involved, the entrant must explain the extent of that person’s involvement otherwise judges may disqualify the entry.
  5. The stories should exhibit wide (local or national, or both) appeal and interest, with real impact on readers or radio/television audiences.
  6. The three stories/items can be uploaded to the Award Force entry website using pdfs or URL links.
  7. Videos should be m4v, mp4, mpeg4 or MOV format or, in the case of large files, attached as a URL link such as YouTube or Vimeo.
  8. Entrants must include a statement of support of up to 300 words giving background to the entry. Include details of resources used, contacts/sources, initiative/hunches you acted on, perseverance/set-backs, exclusivity, effort you put in, the story’s impact or changes that came about as a result.
  9. Judges will want to know how you came about the story, without revealing specific sources. Was it a tip from a contact, spotted on an agenda, from an OIA request or assigned from the news desk? Please include details in your statement of support.
  10. Entries to Best reporting – local government may NOT be entered into another ‘All Media – Best reporting’ specialist award, with the exception of ‘Best reporting – Māori affairs’ award.
  11. However, a story entered into this award may also be entered into: Best individual investigation and Best innovation in digital storytelling.
  12. Work entered in this award may also be included in portfolios for:
    • Best reporting – Māori affairs
    • Best Junior Reporter
    • Best Student Journalist
    • Business Journalist of the Year
    • Community Journalist of the Year
    • Regional Journalist of the Year
    • Reporter of the Year
    • Sports Journalist of the Year
    • Broadcast Journalism awards where appropriate

Judging criteriaWeighting
Newsworthiness/exclusive content50%
Writing and/or storytelling excellence/clarity30%
Use of contacts/initiative20%
You are not required to send in hard copies.

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Entry criteria

  1. This award is open to print-based, website and broadcast journalists.
  2. Entrants must submit THREE stories – or TWO stories with ONE follow up story allowed – published in New Zealand newspapers, magazines and/or websites (including radio and television) or broadcast on radio or television during 2021. If an entrant submits a 2021 website story that has been updated/amended in 2022, the entrant must explain any changes made to the original story.
  3. The stories should exhibit wide (local or national, or both) appeal and interest, with real impact on readers or radio/television audiences.
  4. Although a team may have been involved in the production, the primary storyteller should be one reporter only. If another reporter was involved, the entrant must explain the extent of that person’s involvement otherwise judges may disqualify the entry.
  5. The three stories/items can be uploaded to the Award Force entry website using pdfs or URL links.
  6. Videos should be m4v, mp4, mpeg4 or MOV format or, in the case of large files, attached as a URL link such as YouTube or Vimeo.
  7. Entrants may include a statement of support of up to 300 words giving background to the entry. Include details of resources used, contacts/sources, initiative/hunches you acted on, perseverance/set-backs, exclusivity, effort you put in, the story’s impact or changes that came about as a result.
  8. Judges will want to know how you came about the story, without revealing specific sources. Was it a tip from a contact, spotted on an agenda, from an OIA request or assigned from the news desk? Please include details in your statement of support.
  9. Entries in languages other than English must be accompanied by a translation into English.
  10. Stories entered to Best reporting – Māori affairs may also be entered into ONE other ‘All Media – Best reporting’ specialist award, Best individual investigation and Best innovation in digital storytelling.
  11. Work entered in this award may also be included in portfolios for:
    • Best Junior Reporter
    • Best Student Journalist
    • Business Journalist of the Year
    • Community Journalist of the Year
    • Regional Journalist of the Year
    • Reporter of the Year
    • Sports Journalist of the Year
    • Broadcast Journalism awards where appropriate

The winner will receive the Te Tohu Kairangi trophy.

Judging criteriaWeighting
Newsworthiness/exclusive content50%
Writing and/or storytelling excellence/clarity30%
Use of contacts/initiative20%
You are not required to send in hard copies.

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Entry criteria

  1. This award is open to print-based, website and broadcast journalists.
  2. Entrants must submit a portfolio of THREE stories – or TWO stories with ONE follow up story allowed – on science-related topics published in New Zealand newspapers, magazines and/or websites (including radio and television), or broadcast on radio and/or television during 2021. If an entrant submits a 2021 website story that has been updated/amended in 2022, the entrant must explain any changes made to the original story.
  3. Although a team may have been involved in the production, the primary storyteller should be one reporter only. If another reporter was involved, the entrant must explain the extent of that person’s involvement otherwise judges may disqualify the entry.
  4. The four stories/items can be uploaded to the Award Force entry website using pdfs or URL links. Broadcast entrants may also submit any accompanying bulletin, web or video version which complemented the broadcast.
  5. Videos should be m4v, mp4, mpeg4 or MOV format or, in the case of large files, attached as a URL link such as YouTube or Vimeo.
  6. The entries can include stories relating to any aspect of science, research and innovation, including emerging technologies, public health and medical research, nutrition and food safety, genetics, natural hazards, engineering, agricultural science and biosecurity, mātauranga Māori, data and information science, R&D, and commercialisation, psychology, forensics, social science and broader impacts of science and technology on society.
  7. The stories should exhibit wide (local or national, or both) appeal and interest, with real impact on readers or radio/television audiences.
  8. Entrants may include a statement of support of up to 300 words giving background to the entry. Your statement is an important component of your entry so use it wisely. It could help the judges decide why your stories deserve to win over another equally good entry.
  9. Include details of resources used, contacts/sources, initiative, perseverance, exclusivity, and understanding or changes that came about as a result. Judges will want to know how you came about the story, without revealing specific sources. Was it a tip from a contact, spotted on an agenda, from an OIA request or assigned from the news desk? Please include details in your statement of support.
  10. Entries to Best reporting – science may NOT be entered into another ‘All Media – Best reporting’ specialist award, with the exception of ‘Best reporting – Māori affairs’ award.
  11. However, a story entered into this award may also be entered into: Best individual investigation and Best innovation in digital storytelling.
  12. Work entered in this award may also be included in portfolios for:
    • Best reporting – Māori affairs
    • Best Junior Reporter
    • Best Student Journalist
    • Business Journalist of the Year
    • Community Journalist of the Year
    • Regional Journalist of the Year
    • Reporter of the Year
    • Sports Journalist of the Year
    • Broadcast Journalism awards where appropriate

Judging criteriaWeighting
Newsworthiness; ability to engage and inform the reader50%
Writing and/or storytelling excellence/clarity25%
Depth of knowledge and how that is conveyed25%
You are not required to send in hard copies.

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Entry criteria

  1. This award is open to print-based, website and broadcast journalists.
  2. Entrants must submit a portfolio of THREE social issues stories – or TWO stories with ONE follow up story allowed – published in New Zealand newspapers, magazines and/or websites (including radio and television), or broadcast on radio or television in 2021. If an entrant submits a 2021 website story that has been updated/amended in 2022, the entrant must explain any changes made to the original story.
  3. Although a team may have been involved in the production, the primary storyteller should be one reporter only. In the case of a joint byline, the entrant must explain the extent of the co-author’s involvement otherwise judges may disqualify the entry.
  4. For print-based journalists, the entry may include features, columns and opinion pieces published in New Zealand during 2021.
  5. The three stories/items can be uploaded to the Award Force entry website using pdfs or URL links.
  6. Videos should be m4v, mp4, mpeg4 or MOV format or, in the case of large files, attached as a URL link such as YouTube or Vimeo.
  7. Entrants may include a statement of support of up to 300 words giving background to the entry. Include details of resources used, contacts/sources, initiative/hunches you acted on, perseverance/set-backs, exclusivity, effort you put in, exclusivity and the story’s impact. Judges will want to know how you came about the story, without revealing specific sources. Was it a tip from a contact, spotted on an agenda, from an OIA request or assigned from the news desk? Please include details in your statement of support.
  8. Entries to Best reporting – social issues may NOT be entered into another ‘All Media – Best reporting’ specialist award, with the exception of ‘Best reporting – Māori affairs’ award.
  9. However, a story entered into this award may also be entered into: Best individual investigation and Best innovation in digital storytelling.
  10. Work entered in this award may also be included in portfolios for:
    • Best reporting – Māori affairs
    • Best Junior Reporter
    • Best Student Journalist
    • Business Journalist of the Year
    • Community Journalist of the Year
    • Regional Journalist of the Year
    • Reporter of the Year
    • Sports Journalist of the Year
    • Broadcast Journalism awards where appropriate

Judging criteriaWeighting
Newsworthiness/exclusive content50%
Writing and/or storytelling excellence/clarity30%
Use of contacts/initiative20%
You are not required to send in hard copies.

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Entry criteria

  1. Entrants must submit a portfolio of FOUR business-related stories published in New Zealand newspapers, magazines and/or websites (including radio and television), or broadcast on radio or television in 2021. If an entrant submits a 2021 website story that has been updated/amended in 2022, the entrant must explain any changes made to the original story.
  2. Although a team may have been involved in the production, the primary storyteller should be one reporter only. In the case of a joint byline, the entrant must explain the extent of the co-author’s involvement otherwise judges may disqualify the entry.
  3. For print-based journalists, the entry may include features, columns and opinion pieces published in New Zealand during 2021.
  4. The story/item can be uploaded to the Award Force entry website using a pdf or URL link.
  5. Videos should be m4v, mp4, mpeg4 or MOV format or, in the case of large files, attached as a URL link such as YouTube or Vimeo.
  6. Entrants may include a statement of support of up to 300 words giving background to the entry. Your statement is an important component of your entry so use it wisely. It could help the judges decide why your stories deserve to win over another equally good entry. Include details of resources used, contacts/sources, initiative/hunches you acted on, perseverance/set-backs, exclusivity, effort you put in, the story’s impact or revelations/changes that came about as a result.
  7. Judges will want to know how you came about the story, without revealing specific sources. Was it a tip from a contact, spotted on an agenda, from an OIA request or assigned from the news desk? Please include details in your statement of support.
  8. Entrants who wish to include a multi-part story should select no more than two parts of the series to be presented together as a single article. These two parts should be cross-referenced.
  9. If you are including two parts of a multi-part story, you should include the URL link to the first part of the story in the URL link box and the URL link to the second part of the story within your statement of support. You should also include headlines and publication details for each URL link within your statement of support. URL links to two stories from an online series cannot be uploaded to the same URL link box.
  10. Each story may also be entered into ONE ‘All Media – Best reporting’ specialist award.
  11. The same story may also be entered into: Best individual investigation
  12. Work entered in this award may also be included in portfolios for:
    • Junior Feature Writer of the Year
    • Feature Writer of the Year (long-form and short-form)
    • Best Junior Reporter
    • Community Journalist of the Year
    • Political Journalist of the Year
    • Regional Journalist of the Year
    • Reporter of the Year
    • Sports Journalist of the Year
    • Broadcast Journalism awards where appropriate

Judging criteriaWeighting
Impact/exclusive content/relevance to audience50%
Investigative element/agenda setting/use of contacts and initiative25%
Writing and/or storytelling excellence25%
You are not required to send in hard copies.

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Entry criteria

  1. This category is open to print-based, website and broadcast cartoonists.
  2. Entrants must submit a portfolio of FIVE cartoons, published in New Zealand newspapers, magazines and/or websites (including radio and television), or that have appeared on television, during 2021. The entry may include caricatures.
  3. If the cartoon accompanied a story, entrants must include a URL link/pdf/screenshot of the associated story to give context.
  4. Entrants must provide a title and include details of where the cartoon was published and the date (compulsory).
  5. Entrants may write a statement of support of up to 200 words, giving background to the cartoon (optional).
  6. Cartoons should be submitted in jpg, jpeg, pdf or gif format.

Judging criteriaWeighting
Originality/cleverness of idea or message40%
Humour (in its widest definition, i.e. black or bleak, wryness, irony, satire)40%
Penmanship/artistic skill20%
You are not required to send in hard copies.

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Entry criteria

  1. This category is open to print-based, website and broadcast journalists.
  2. Entrants must submit a portfolio of FOUR examples of their work on any subject published in New Zealand during 2021. This may include a mixture of news reports, features and opinion writing published in community newspapers, community magazines, digital and/or broadcast.
  3. If an entrant submits a 2021 website story that has been updated/amended in 2022, the entrant must explain any changes made to the original story.
  4. The majority of all content submitted should be the work of one journalist only. In the case of a joint byline, the entrant must explain the extent of the co-author’s involvement otherwise judges may disqualify the entry.
  5. The four stories or items can be uploaded to the Award Force entry website using pdfs or URL links.
  6. Entrants who wish to include a multi-part story should select no more than two parts of the series to be presented together as a single article. These two parts should be cross-referenced.
  7. If you are including two parts of a multi-part story, you should include the URL link to the first part of the story in the URL link box and the URL link to the second part of the story within your statement of support. You should also include headlines and publication details for each URL link within your statement of support. URL links to two stories from an online series cannot be uploaded to the same URL link box.
  8. The stories should exhibit wide (local or national, or both) appeal and interest, with real impact on readers or radio/television audiences.
  9. Entrants may provide a statement of support of up to 300 words giving background to the entry. Include details of resources used, contacts/sources, initiative/hunches you acted on, perseverance/set-backs, effort you put in, the story’s impact, exclusivity or changes that came about as a result.
  10. Judges will want to know how you came about the story, without revealing specific sources. Was it a tip from a contact, spotted on an agenda, from an OIA request or assigned from the news desk? Please include details in your statement of support.
  11. Work entered in this award may also be included in the following awards:
    • Junior Feature Writer of the Year
    • Feature Writer of the Year (short-form and long-form)
    • Best individual investigation
    • Best Junior Reporter
    • Business Journalist of the Year
    • Community Journalist of the Year
    • Political Journalist of the Year
    • Regional Journalist of the Year
    • Reporter of the Year
    • Sports Journalist of the Year
  1. Each story may also be entered into ONE of the ‘All Media – Best reporting’ specialist awards or ONE of the feature-writing awards.

Judging criteriaWeighting
Newsworthiness/exclusive content50%
Writing excellence/connection to reader/relevance to the community25%
Use of contacts/initiative25%
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Entry criteria

  1. This award is open to print-based, website and broadcast journalists.
  2. Entrants must submit a portfolio of FOUR political stories published in New Zealand newspapers, magazines and/or websites (including radio and television), or broadcast on radio or television in 2021.
  3. This award recognises the work of journalists who break political stories, providing context, analysis, and discourse. Judges will be looking for stories that speak to one or more of the following, or are along similar lines:
    • have a strong impact on New Zealand’s politics
    • contribute to a better public understanding of matters of government
    • contribute to public debate by elucidating issues of disagreement between political parties
    • reveal problems, debates and dissensions within political parties
    • illuminate the personal qualities – strengths, weaknesses, beliefs, priorities, associations outside politics – of political leaders and would-be leaders.
    • understand and analyse the social and economic environment of political decisions and consequences of government decisions.
    • alert the public to new ideas and attitudes in public administration that may be taking hold in the higher echelons of the state services or in political parties.
  1. Entrants who wish to include a multi-part story should select no more than two parts of the series to be presented together as a single article. These two parts should be cross-referenced.
  2. If you are including two parts of a multi-part story, you should include the URL link to the first part of the story in the URL link box and the URL link to the second part of the story within your statement of support. You should also include headlines and publication details for each URL link within your statement of support. URL links to two stories from an online series cannot be uploaded to the same URL link box.
  3. If an entrant submits a 2021 website story that has been updated/amended in 2022, the entrant must explain any changes made to the original story.
  4. Although a team may have been involved in the production, the primary storyteller should be one reporter only. In the case of a joint byline, the entrant must explain the extent of the co-author’s involvement otherwise judges may disqualify the entry.
  5. For print-based journalists, the entry may include features, columns and opinion pieces published in New Zealand during 2021.
  6. The four stories or items can be uploaded to the Award Force entry website using pdfs or URL links.
  7. Videos should be m4v, mp4, mpeg4 or MOV format or, in the case of large files, attached as a URL link such as YouTube or Vimeo.
  8. Entrants may include a statement of support of up to 300 words giving background to the entry. Include details of resources used, contacts/sources, initiative/hunches you acted on, perseverance/set-backs, exclusivity, effort you put in, exclusivity and the story’s impact. Judges will want to know how you came about the story, without revealing specific sources. Was it a tip from a contact, spotted on an agenda, from an OIA request or assigned from the news desk? Please include details in your statement of support.
  9. Each story may also be entered into ONE of the ‘All Media – Best reporting’ specialist awards or ONE feature writing award.
  10. The same story may also be entered into: Best individual investigation
  11. Work entered in this award may also be included in portfolios for:
    • Best Junior Reporter
    • Business Journalist of the Year
    • Community Journalist of the Year
    • Regional Journalist of the Year
    • Reporter of the Year
    • Sports Journalist of the Year
    • Broadcast Journalism awards where appropriate

Judging criteriaWeighting
Impact/exclusive content/newsworthiness50%
Agenda setting/informative/use of contacts and initiative 25%
Writing and/or storytelling excellence25%
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Entry criteria

  1. This category is open to print-based, website and broadcast journalists.
  2. Journalists should be based in the regions anywhere outside Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland, producing regional stories for print, digital and/or broadcast.
  3. Entrants must submit a portfolio of FOUR examples of their work on any subject published in New Zealand during 2021. This may include a mixture of news reports, features and opinion
  4. Entrants who wish to include a multi-part story should select no more than two parts of the series to be presented together as a single article. These two parts should be cross-referenced.
  5. If you are including two parts of a multi-part story, you should include the URL link to the first part of the story in the URL link box and the URL link to the second part of the story within your statement of support. You should also include headlines and publication details for each URL link within your statement of support. URL links to two stories from an online series cannot be uploaded to the same URL link box.
  6. If an entrant submits a 2021 website story that has been updated/amended in 2022, the entrant must explain any changes made to the original story.
  7. The majority of all content submitted should be the work of one journalist only. In the case of a joint byline, the entrant must explain the extent of the co-author’s involvement otherwise judges may disqualify the entry.
  8. The four stories can be uploaded to the Award Force entry website using pdfs or URL links.
  9. The stories should exhibit wide (local or national, or both) appeal and interest, with real impact on readers or radio/television audiences.
  10. Entrants may provide a statement of support of up to 300 words giving background to the entry. Include details of resources used, contacts/sources, initiative/hunches you acted on, perseverance/set-backs, effort you put in, the story’s impact, exclusivity or changes that came about as a result.
  11. Judges will want to know how you came about the story, without revealing specific sources. Was it a tip from a contact, spotted on an agenda, from an OIA request or assigned from the news desk? Please include details in your statement of support.
  12. Stories entered in this portfolio may be entered into ONE ‘All Media – Best reporting’ specialist award or ONE feature writing award.
  13. The same story may also be entered into: Best individual investigation
  14. Work entered in this award may also be included in portfolios for:
    • Best Junior Reporter
    • Business Journalist of the Year
    • Community Journalist of the Year
    • Political Journalist of the Year
    • Reporter of the Year
    • Sports Journalist of the Year

Judging criteriaWeighting
Newsworthiness/exclusive content50%
Writing excellence/relevance to region/connection to the reader25%
Use of contacts/initiative25%
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Entry criteria

  1. This category is open to print-based, website and broadcast journalists.
  2. Entrants must submit a portfolio of FOUR sports-related stories published in New Zealand newspapers, magazines and/or websites (including radio and television), or broadcast on television or radio in 2021. If an entrant submits a 2021 website story that has been updated/amended in 2022, the entrant must explain any changes made to the original story.
  3. Entrants who wish to include a multi-part story should select no more than two parts of the series to be presented together as a single article. These two parts should be cross-referenced.
  4. If you are including two parts of a multi-part story, you should include the URL link to the first part of the story in the URL link box and the URL link to the second part of the story within your statement of support. You should also include headlines and publication details for each URL link within your statement of support. URL links to two stories from an online series cannot be uploaded to the same URL link box.
  5. Although a team may have been involved in the production, the primary storyteller should be one reporter only. In the case of a joint byline, the entrant must explain the extent of the co-author’s involvement otherwise judges may disqualify the entry.
  6. Journalists may include features, columns and opinion pieces published or broadcast in New Zealand.
  7. The four stories or items can be uploaded to the Award Force entry website using pdfs or URL links.
  8. Videos should be m4v, mp4, mpeg4 or MOV format or, in the case of large files, attached as a URL link such as YouTube or Vimeo.
  9. Entrants may include a statement of support of up to 300 words giving background to the entry. Include details of resources used, contacts/sources, initiative/hunches you acted on, perseverance/set-backs, effort you put in, exclusivity, the story’s impact or revelations/changes that came about as a result.
  10. Judges will want to know how you came about the story, without revealing specific sources. Was it a tip from a contact, spotted on an agenda, from an OIA request or assigned from the news desk? Please include details in your statement of support.
  11. Each story may also be entered into ONE ‘All Media – Best reporting’ specialist award or ONE feature writing award.
  12. The same story may also be entered into: Best individual investigation
  13. Work entered in this award may also be included in portfolios for:
    • Best Junior Reporter
    • Business Journalist of the Year
    • Community Journalist of the Year
    • Political Journalist of the Year
    • Regional Journalist of the Year
    • Reporter of the Year
    • Broadcast Journalism awards where appropriate

The winner of this award will be presented with the T.P. McLean Trophy.

Judging criteriaWeighting
Newsworthiness/exclusive content50%
Writing and/or storytelling excellence/connection to audience25%
Use of contacts/insight25%
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Entry criteria

  1. This award is open to print-based, website and broadcast journalists.
  2. Entrants must have been enrolled as journalism students during 2020/2021, 2021 or 2021/2022 for year-long programmes starting mid-year. Student interns also qualify for this award. In addition, university and technical college students who have had articles published in student/university magazines during 2021 may also enter this award.
  3. Entrants must submit a portfolio of THREE examples of their work on any subject published in New Zealand newspapers, magazines and/or websites (including radio and television), student-run magazines, or broadcast on radio or television in 2021. If an entrant submits a 2021 website story that has been updated/amended in 2022, the entrant must explain any changes made to the original story.
  4. Entrants who wish to include a multi-part story should select no more than two parts of the series to be presented together as a single article. These two parts should be cross-referenced.
  5. If you are including two parts of a multi-part story, you should include the URL link to the first part of the story in the URL link box and the URL link to the second part of the story within your statement of support. You should also include headlines and publication details for each URL link within your statement of support. URL links to two stories from an online series cannot be uploaded to the same URL link box.
  6. Although a team may have been involved in the production, the primary storyteller should be ONE reporter only. In the case of a joint byline, the entrant must explain the extent of the co-author’s involvement otherwise judges may disqualify the entry.
  7. Journalists may include features, columns and opinion pieces published or broadcast in New Zealand.
  8. The three stories or items can be uploaded to the Award Force entry website using pdfs or URL links.
  9. Videos should be m4v, mp4, mpeg4 or MOV format or, in the case of large files, attached as a URL link such as YouTube or Vimeo.
  10. The stories should exhibit wide (local or national, or both) appeal and interest, with real impact on readers or radio/television audiences.
  11. Entrants may provide a statement of support of up to 300 words giving background to the entry. Include details of resources used, contacts/sources, initiative/hunches you acted on, perseverance/set-backs, effort you put in, the story’s impact, exclusivity or changes that came about as a result.
  12. Judges will want to know how you came about the story, without revealing specific sources. Was it a tip from a contact, spotted on an agenda, from an OIA request or assigned from the news desk? Please include details in your statement of support.
  13. Students and interns may also enter Best Junior Reporter and Junior Feature Writer of the Year with the same portfolio of work or a variation.
  14. Work entered into Best Student Journalist may also be entered into:
    • ‘All Media – Best reporting’ specialist awards
    • Feature writing awards
    • Broadcasting Journalism awards where appropriate

Judging criteriaWeighting
Newsworthiness/exclusive content50%
Story structure/clarity30%
Writing or storytelling excellence/connection to audience20%
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Entry criteria

  1. This category is open to print-based, website and broadcast journalists.
  2. Junior entrants must have either been employed as a reporter, or active as a freelancer for three years or less at the time the stories appeared OR be aged 26 or under (or both).
  3. Students and interns may also enter this category. Students must have been enrolled as a journalism student during 2021, or enrolled for a year-long programme starting mid-year in 2020/2021 or 2021/2022.
  4. Entrants must submit THREE stories on any subject published in New Zealand newspapers, magazines and/or websites or broadcast on radio or television in 2021. If an entrant submits a 2021 website story that has been updated/amended in 2022, the entrant must explain any changes made to the original story.
  5. Entrants who wish to include a multi-part story should select no more than two parts of the series to be presented together as a single article. These two parts should be cross-referenced.
  6. If you are including two parts of a multi-part story, you should include the URL link to the first part of the story in the URL link box and the URL link to the second part of the story within your statement of support. You should also include headlines and publication details for each URL link within your statement of support. URL links to two stories from an online series cannot be uploaded to the same URL link box.
  7. The stories/items can be uploaded to the Award Force entry website using a pdf or URL link.
  8. Videos should be m4v, mp4, mpeg4 or MOV format or, in the case of large files, attached as a URL link such as YouTube or Vimeo.
  9. Although a team may have been involved in the production, the primary storyteller should be one reporter only. In the case of a joint byline, the entrant must explain the extent of the co-author’s involvement otherwise judges may disqualify the entry.
  10. The stories should exhibit wide (local or national, or both) appeal and interest, with real impact on readers or radio/television audiences.
  11. Entrants may include a statement of support of up to 300 words giving background to the entry. Include details of resources used, contacts/sources, initiative/hunches you acted on, perseverance/set-backs, exclusivity, effort you put in, the story’s impact or changes that came about as a result.
  12. Judges will want to know how you came about the story, without revealing specific sources. Was it a tip from a contact, spotted on an agenda, from an OIA request or assigned from the news desk? Please include details in your statement of support.
  13. Each story may also be entered into ONE ‘All Media – Best reporting’ specialist award.
  14. The same story may also be entered into: Best individual investigation
  15. The work may also be included in portfolios for:
    • Business Journalist of the Year
    • Community Journalist of the Year
    • Political Journalist of the Year
    • Regional Journalist of the Year
    • Reporter of the Year
    • Sports Journalist of the Year
    • Broadcast Journalism awards where appropriate

Judging criteriaWeighting
Newsworthiness/exclusive content50%
Writing and/or storytelling excellence/clarity25%
Use of contacts/initiative25%
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This award is to recognise dynamic and innovative leadership at a senior level in journalism and the media. The winner will receive the Editorial Leader of the Year cup.

Entry criteria

  1. Nominations for this award must be made by a senior supervisor or manager but the entry submission itself may be written by the candidate.
  2. In the case of a smaller or owner-operated organisation, applicants may be nominated by a co-owner or a senior staff member.
  3. The candidate must have been employed in a leadership role by a New Zealand-based media organisation during 2021. Publishers or broadcasters may nominate up to three
  4. Organisations with an employee base of more than 500 may nominate up to five In the case of multiple candidates, separate entries will need to submitted.
  5. Nominees may write or co-write their own entry statements of up to 500 words. Details could include efforts to create a new product or products; work to rejuvenate a struggling product or increase readership/viewers/listeners; efforts to bring about change or achieve a vision; work to build a cohesive team; examples of going the extra mile to achieve a common goal; work to foster journalism and build audiences across multiple platforms; leadership that benefited colleagues, peers and other staff. Please spell out what has been achieved and how this has made a difference.
  6. Supporting statements should include specific examples of how some or all of the above were achieved.
  7. The nominee’s entry statement should be accompanied by a letter of support from a supervisor or manager, or in the case of smaller organisations a co-owner or a senior staff member. This letter should confirm the contents of the entry submission and outline the candidate’s leadership achievements in 2021, how this benefited staff or his/her division, the company and its objectives, the audience and any other stakeholders. The letter of support should be no more than 400 words.

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The Peter M Acland Foundation (PMAF) is offering the Peter M Acland Fellowship, through the 2022 Voyager Media Awards, to enable a journalist to work overseas at a prestigious media organisation for an agreed period.

The Peter M Acland Fellowship is open to all journalists and visual journalists working in newspapers, magazines, radio, television, and digital and visual media who can demonstrate sustained excellence and a commitment to quality journalism.

PMAF will cover travel, accommodation and the recipient’s salary during the term of the Fellowship. The current recipient, Fiona Connor, is spending 6 months working for The Sun Newspaper in London as an investigative reporter.

Canterbury-born Acland, who died in 2013, was a former journalist and author who worked in New Zealand and the UK before returning to New Zealand to become press officer to Sir John Marshall and Prime Minister Robert Muldoon in the 70s. He later set up and ran Newztel News Agency for many years and subsequently became involved in publishing.

The trustees of the PMAF are keen to promote Peter Acland’s ideals and his fascination with journalism, politics, books and sport, all areas which form part of the objectives of his Foundation.

Entry requirements
Applicants will need to include the following in their online submission:

  1. Contact details
  2. Current headshot
  3. Current CV
  4. A proposal of 400 words (maximum) on the merits of your entry, including why you should be selected for the Fellowship, details of the overseas organisation you are proposing to work at and proposed dates, and a brief description of any past overseas work or travel.
  5. A letter of support from your chosen overseas organisation.
  6. Three examples of your work, including where and when published.
  7. For freelance journalists, please also include three references.

Judging

Applications will be considered by a panel of judges selected by the Peter M Acland Foundation. The finalists will be announced in April with the Voyager Media Awards finalists.

The winner of the Peter M Acland Fellowship will be announced along with the 2022 Voyager Media Awards winners in May/June 2022.

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