Rules of Entry

Entry is open to work first published in a NewsBrands title – print or online – between 1st July 2016 and June 30th 2017.

Entries are limited to one entry per journalist per category. However, there is no limit on the number of categories you can enter.

Entries must be the sole work of the named entrant or team.

All entries must be made via the online entry system. Please note that the system can only accept PDFs and if your article appeared across multiple pages, you must save it as one PDF for submission.

Entrants for the Young Journalist of the Year must be aged 28 or younger on 30th of June 2017.

If a category has both a broadsheet and tabloid option, it is up to the editor to decide which one the newspaper will enter.  Entries will not be accepted in both broadsheet and tabloid from the same newspaper.

The Judging Panel, at their discretion, can nominate work for inclusion, subject to the approval of the creator of the work.

The Judging Panel can move work to another category if appropriate.

Key Dates

The closing date for entries is July 24th 2017.

The shortlist will be published in mid-October.

The winners will be announced at the awards lunch on Thursday, November 2nd2017 in the Mansion House.

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“The National Lottery is very happy to support the 2016 NewsBrands Ireland Journalism Awards and we are proud to be associated with this wonderful showcase of original Irish journalism. Ireland has a long tradition of producing outstanding journalists, and the talent of today’s generation helps to ensure the continuing relevance of newspapers and news media in this country. We salute all participating journalists and look forward to celebrating their work in November.”

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