The awards programme celebrates the best of UK national journalism over the past year.
Known as the ‘Oscars’ for the British Press, the Society of Editors’ annual awards is now accepting entries.
Entries are open to work covering UK national news during 2020 (excluding broadcast media) and a number of new categories have been introduced.
To reflect the incredible campaigning newspapers have done during the coronavirus pandemic, ‘Campaign of the year’ has been introduced to applaud the initiatives that captured the nation’s hearts and another category ‘Driving Diversity’ has been created to reflect the industry’s growing ambitions to tackle diversity.
Reflecting on the momentous year in which the world has lived through, executive director of the Society of Editors and chair of the judges, Ian Murray said the press had performed its role remarkably under pressures previously unknown to this era.
He said: “In spite of the collective challenges, this year has proved more than ever the vital responsibility and achievements of national newspapers in providing trusted and essential journalism to individuals, families, businesses and communities.
“The awards remain the most prestigious occasion in the industry’s calendar and we are determined to give full recognition of the quality, diversity and success of editors, writers and columnists in national news media.”
The closing date for entries has been extended this year to Wednesday 13 January 2021, allowing time for even the very last stories of the year to be included. A shortlist will be announced in February 2021. An awards event will be staged in the spring of 2021 with details to be announced. For more information, please click here.
Source: Society of Editors