Categories – 2017 Entry & Conditions

Thanks for supporting the 6th Annual NRMA Kennedy Awards!

This 2017 gala ceremony will be held at the Royal Randwick Grand Ballroom on Friday August 11, and tickets can be secured  by CLICKING HERE.

Dress: Black tie

 

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You can enter the awards for a tax-deductible a donation of $40 to The Kennedy Foundation for each item of work entered and closes 6pm, July 1, 2017 for any material broadcast or published between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017.

The entry fee helps cover Kennedy Foundation administration costs and can be paid by CLICKING HERE. There is no limit to the number of entries, as long as each one is registered separately.

Entry is tax deductible donation to the Kennedy foundation of $40 for every unrelated item of work.

Entry for a series of (maximum five) related stories is also $40

Once registration is complete, entries must be emailed to kennedyawardsjudging@gmail.com and include links, audio files, pdfs and photos, a recent headshot and up to 400 words in support of the entry.

In the categories of Most Outstanding Radio Current Affairs and Audio Blog an edited compilation of relevant material broadcast can be entered, and should not exceed two minutes in duration.

For video entries we suggest you upload your video to youtube.com or vimeo.com, if there is not an existing link to the piece. Dropbox is also a preferred option.

YoutubeDropboxvimeo

For Coca Cola Journalist of the Year, Best Columnist, Political Reporting, Powerade Young Journalist of the Year and Racing Writer you are able to enter a body of work up to a maximum of five pieces under a single $40 entry.

In the Young Journalist of the Year category entrants qualify if they are yet to turn 27 by June 30.

For all other entries competing against one’s self is allowed and an entry fee is applicable for each item of work submitted.

Entries for the Cliff Neville Award for Most Outstanding Team Player must be entered on behalf of the entrant, include a photo and explanation for the nomination in a maximum 400 words. The winner will be selected by the judging committee.

The Coca-Cola Kennedy Journalist of the Year winner will receive a cash prize of $25,000

The Coca-Cola kennedy Young Journalist of the Year will receive a cash prize of $5000

Your email to kennedyawardsjudging@gmail.com should include:

Subject line: ‘Award Entry’ &  the category name

Entrant’s name

Date of publication or broadcast

Place & publication/outlet

A maximum 400 word summary of why your entry meets the criteria

Click HERE to enter via the Eventarc $40 registration page:  you can also purchase gala tickets at this site

 

Award Categories

  1. LES KENNEDY AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CRIME REPORTING
  2. PAUL LOCKYER AWARD FOR REGIONAL BROADCAST REPORTING
  3. CHRIS WATSON AWARD FOR REGIONAL NEWSPAPER REPORTING
  4. ROD ALLEN AWARD FOR NSW RACING WRITER OF THE YEAR
  5. OUTSTANDING TURF REPORTING
  6. SEAN FLANNERY AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING RADIO REPORTING
  7. OUTSTANDING RADIO CURRENT AFFAIRS REPORTING & AUDIO BLOG
  8. OUTSTANDING NEWS PHOTOGRAPHY
  9. OUTSTANDING PORTRAIT
  10. OUTSTANDING SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY
  11. OUTSTANDING ONLINE VIDEO
  12. PEOPLES CHOICE FROM POWER OF THE LENS EXHIBITION
  13. CLIFF NEVILLE AWARD FOR TEAM PLAYER AND MENTOR
  14. PETER FRILINGOS AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING SPORT REPORTING
  15. OUTSTANDING TRAVEL WRITING
  16. COCA-COLA KENNEDY YOUNG JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR
  17. KENNEDY AWARD FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
  18. JOHN NEWFONG AWARD FOR  INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS REPORTING
  19. GARY TICEHURST AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING NEWS CAMERA COVERAGE
  20. HARRY POTTER AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING TELEVISION NEWS REPORTING
  21. OUTSTANDING TELEVISION CURRENT AFFAIRS REPORTING LONG FORM
  22. OUTSTANDING NIGHTLY TELEVISION CURRENT AFFAIRS REPORTING
  23. OUTSTANDING FINANCE REPORTING
  24. OUTSTANDING COURT REPORTING
  25. OUTSTANDING CONSUMER AFFAIRS REPORTING
  26. PETER RUEHL AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING COLUMNIST
  27. VINCE O’FARRELL AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ILLUSTRATION OR CARTOON
  28. OUTSTANDING ONLINE NEWS BREAKING
  29. OUTSTANDING REPORTING ON THE ENVIRONMENT
  30. SCOOP OF THE YEAR
  31. OUTSTANDING INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING
  32. JIM ORAM AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING FEATURE WRITING
  33. OUTSTANDING POLITICAL REPORTING
  34. COCA-COLA KENNEDY JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Judging Process and Entry Criteria

Three finalists in each category will be selected and the judging committee will choose the winner,recognising exceptional examples of ground breaking, gutsy and creative journalism, demonstrating a profound and enduring impact.

Judges will also take into account resources, research, preproduction, preparation, logistical challenges, public interest and community benefit.

Dealing with Conflict of Interest in Judging

The Kennedy Awards strives to avoid the reality or perception of a conflict of interest that emerges in the judging process.  The judging committee comprises a selection of respected leaders in Australian journalism.

The Kennedy Awards Committee will monitor any potential for a personal or professional relationship to undermine the independence, fairness and objectivity of the judging process.

Judging the work of entrants from their own media organisation will not necessarily disqualify a judge.

Before the judging process begins each judge will be required to identify any potential conflict of interest and notify the organising committee, and the appropriate changes will be made if necessary.

Finalists will be posted on the Kennedy Awards website at the completion of a function to announce the finalists at The Australian Turf Club Randwick on the evening of Wednesday, July 26, 2017. Finalists in the photographic awards will be announced at the July 27 launch of The Power of the Lens Exhibition, showcasing the work of all Kennedy Awards entrants.

For details on individual awards category sponsorship opportunities & 2017 Kennedy Sponsorship Packages and contact: STEVE WARNOCK at kennedyawards@gmail.com or on 0424 407717

 

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