Community Journalism of the Year

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For the best reporting of a local community by an independent individual; independent print, broadcast or online outlet; or community enterprise; but EXCLUDING Local Democracy Reporters. Please note that entries from Local Democracy Reporters should be submitted under the Specialist Journalist category.

Submissions for this category must be from print, radio, TV or online outlets run by local communities and groups exclusively to provide a service to the community they serve. They must be truly independent and not supported by any large commercial enterprise.

 

Submitted work must have been produced in Wales, for an audience in Wales. 

 

Publications or outlets must

  • Submit three non-consecutive issues, programmes or editions (print or online) produced between 1 October 2018 and 30 September 2019.

  • Submit their work either as PDFs or weblinks, or links to their website/material. It is a condition of entry that links must be live, and remain live, until the end of March 2020. Please ensure you provide any passwords required.  Failure to do so may result in disqualification.

  • Explain in 300 words their approach to covering what goes on in their community.

 

Individuals must:

  • Submit three stories produced between 1 October 2018 and 30 September 2019.

  • Submit their work either as PDFs or weblinks, or links to their website/material. It is a condition of entry that this link must be live, and remain live, until the end of March 2020. Please ensure you provide any passwords required.  Failure to do so may result in disqualification.

  • Explain in 300 words their approach to covering what goes on in their community.

 

Judges will be looking for:

  • Stories which provide scrutiny of decisions taken which affect the community

  • Stories that aren’t being told in mainstream media

  • Quality and accuracy of writing

  • Interactivity with the audience

  • For publications and outlets - high production and editorial values, ease of use, and design

 

The organisers reserve the right to mention any entrants to this category and to display any of the work they enter in any publicity and marketing relating to the competition without copyright infringement.

 

The decision of the judges in this category is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

PLEASE NOTE: It is important that you observe these criteria since failure to do so may result in your entry being disqualified.

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