News Website of the Year

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The judges are looking for a site that engages the visitor, demonstrates high quality design relevant to the target audience, provides intuitive navigation and structure, is easy to use (technology works with quick page load times, is free of broken links and works on all browsers), is interactive and provides a wide range of content –  including graphics, audio and video.


Entries must relate to sites which were online between 1 October 2020 and 30 September 2021. Work published or broadcast between 1 March 2020 and 30 September 2021 relating to the COVID pandemic ONLY will also be accepted.


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


You must:

  • Provide links to your website and to any specific stories highlighted in the entry. It is a condition of entry that these links must be live, and remain live, until the end of March 2022. Please ensure you provide any passwords required. Failure to do so may result in disqualification

  • Explain in 300 words why your website deserves to be News Website of the Year

  • Only submit one entry for this category


Judges will be looking for:

Range and relevance of content

  • Use of graphics, audio and video

  • Quality and accuracy of writing

  • Originality of subject matter, execution and angles

  • Reporting rigour – quality of information gathering, depth of research, range of sources

  • Work which is exclusive

  • Exposés, campaigns and investigative journalism

  • Insight, analysis, or examination of the context of stories

  • Journalism which results in change or which makes an identifiable impact (social, political, corporate, organisational), along with evidence of that change

  • Ease of use and interactivity

  • High production and editorial values


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.