Entries Invited for NNI Journalism Awards 2012

The second NNI Journalism Awards competition is now open and accepting entries.

“The awards benefit journalism by celebrating the fine quality of the work featuring daily in the Irish print media and by demonstrating the standard of writing, research, integrity and old fashioned entertainment that it’s possible to achieve on the tightest deadline,” said Brenda Power, a member of the NNI Journalism Awards judging committee.

Journalists are invited to enter work in 15 categories, including three new categories: Best Headline of the Year; Crime & Security Reporter of the Year; and Sports Columnist of the Year.

To be eligible, the work entered must have been published in an NNI title between September 1st 2011 and August 31st2012.

“What we’re looking for in every winning entry, regardless of category, is stylish, elegant, lively writing, combining clarity with function so as to make the subject matter, whether it is the arts, politics or sport, alive , engaging and vital for the readers,” said Power.

An additional award will be presented to a person deemed by the judging committee to have made an “Outstanding Contribution to the Newspaper Industry”.

Full criteria for entry can be found on the NNI Journalism Awards website.

Building on the Success of Inaugural Competition

Last year’s competition was a huge success and attracted a staggering 550 entries.

Announcing the NNI Journalism Awards for 2012, NNI Chairman Matt Dempsey said the response to last year’s awards highlighted the healthy state of newspaper journalism in Ireland.

“Last year’s entry underlined the amazing diversity in journalism today, from investigative reporting in crime, finance and other areas to specialist writing across a range of topics,” Mr Dempsey said. “We’ve tried to reflect that diversity in the format of our awards, hence the addition of three new categories for 2012.

“At a time when there’s so much news to report, with online access ensuring that more eyes and ears are tuned into newspapers than ever before, it’s fitting that we honour the writers and reporters who help us to understand what is happening in the world,” Mr Dempsey said.

Find out more and enter here.

Rub Shoulders With The People Who Make The News

Tables are available for sale to those who would like to attend this year’s NNI Journalism Awards and rub shoulders with the most influential amongst the fourth estate.

The event is a day-time event, including late lunch and presentation of awards.

Date:  25 October 2012

Venue: Four Seasons Hotel, Dublin 4

For information about pricing and availability please contact Ann Marie Lenihan amlenihan@cullencommunications.ie