Rules and Terms & Conditons

Entry to the Journalism Awards is open to any work published in print, website, online, mobile, video, or audio from any NewsBrands Ireland member title. 

Entry is open to work first published in a NewsBrands Ireland title between 1st July 2019 and 30th  June  2020.

Entries are open to both staff and freelance journalists.

All entries must be submitted from journalists ordinarily working in Ireland and/or for working for newspapers/news websites published in Ireland or for Irish editions of newspapers published outside the state.

Entries are limited to one entry per journalist per category. Unless you are also entering the same category as a team, then you may enter your own entry and your team entry.

You can enter the same article in more than one category.

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. Entries made in the incorrect format will be automatically disqualified

Entrants for the Young Journalist of the Year must be aged 28 or younger on 30th of June 2020.

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

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.

The decision of the judging panel is final.

NewsBrands Ireland Journalism Awards: Terms & Conditions of Entry

Terms & Conditions of Entry to the NewsBrands Ireland Journalism Awards

  • The Journalism Awards are a venture conducted by Newsbrands Ireland (With an Address at Clyde Lodge, Clyde Road, Dublin 4 (The Organisers)
  • All entries for the Awards must be uploaded to the online entry system by the designated closing date although entry deadlines may be extended at the discretion of the organisers.
  • All entries must be a truthful representation of the entrant’s work.
  • All entrants agree to be bound by the decisions of the judges and accept no correspondence will be entered into in relation to decisions reached.
  • All material submitted in support of an entry is warranted by the entrant to be their property and is entered without any encumbrances by third parties.
  • Each submission must address the specific criteria the judges have set out in each category
  • The deadline for nominations may be extended at the discretion of The Organisers.
  • The entrant indemnifies and agrees to keep indemnified The Organisers for any claims arising out of any material, statements or claims made as part of their entry.
  • The entrant agrees that the organisers of the awards are entitled to judge their entry and select what they consider to be the winner in a given category without recourse to the entrants.
  • If the entrant wins an award it grants permission to the organisers to use any photographs, video, sound, written or other material as it sees fit and without restriction.
  • Entries received without the required entry form will be deemed invalid and withdrawn from the Awards.
  • The organisers reserves the right to withdraw an entry from the judging process at any time if the entry is deemed inappropriate for any reason. The organisers decision in this matter  is final.
  • The decision of the judges is final.
  • By submitting your nomination form all entrants will be deemed to have accepted these rules and procedures and  have agreed to be bound by them when entering this awards programme
  • By submitting this nomination form you are agreeing to be contacted by The Organisers specifically in relation to this awards programme.
  • To the fullest extent permitted by the applicable law, The Organisers exclude: (a) all liability for loss, injury or damage to persons or property by entering or the Event; (b) all indemnities, warranties, representations, terms and conditions (whether express or implied); and (c) any actual or alleged indirect loss or consequential loss howsoever arising suffered by You, or any loss of profits, anticipated profits, savings, loss of business revenue, loss of business, loss of opportunity, loss of goodwill, or any other type of economic loss (whether direct or indirect).


Data Protection

It is the policy of The Organisers never to disclose any customer data to any third party, apart from such instances where this disclosure is required for legal reasons. The information contained in your nomination will be at all times treated in the strictest confidence.

Eligible News Brands for Broadsheet/Compact categories

  • Independent.ie
  • Irish Examiner
  • Irish Farmers Journal
  • Irish Independent
  • Irish Mail on Sunday
  • Sunday Business Post
  • Sunday Independent
  • The Irish Times
  • The Sunday Times
  • The Times, Ireland Edition

Eligible News Brands for Popular categories

  • Buzz.ie
  • Dublin Live
  • Evoke.ie
  • Extra.ie
  • Irish Daily Mail
  • Irish Daily Mirror
  • Irish Daily Star
  • Irish Sun on Sunday
  • Irish Sunday Mirror
  • Sunday World
  • The Herald
  • The Irish Sun

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Andrew Algeo, CEO Premier Lotteries Ireland

“The National Lottery is very happy to support the 2020 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.”

Andrew Algeo, CEO Premier Lotteries Ireland