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Weekly Newspaper of the Year

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For the three best non-consecutive issues of a local weekly or bi-weekly newspaper published between 1 October 2018 and 30 September 2019. Sunday newspapers are excluded from this category.

 

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

 

You must:

  • Submit links to electronic versions of the three papers – hard copies cannot be accepted. It is a condition of entry that these 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 why your paper deserves to be Weekly Newspaper of the Year

  • Only submit one entry for this category

                                                                    

Judges will be looking for:

Range and relevance of content

  • Quality and accuracy of writing

  • Originality of subject matter, execution and angles

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

  • Credibility/authority

  • 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

  • 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.