Categories

The categories for the 2015 awards are as follows:
 

  • Business, Finance and Economics Journalism  – sponsored by TSB– For the journalist, or journalism team, who has done the most to probe and investigate the world of business
  • Sports Journalism – Aimed at the sports journalist, or team, who done the most to investigate the world of sport and serve the public interest  
     
  • Science and Technology Journalism sponsered by Astellas – Aimed at journalists who cover science, health and technology with a focus on those involved in investigative features and news. Open to individuals or teams
     
  • New Journalist of the Year, sponsored by the Stationers' Crown Woods Academy (for someone who has been a journalist for three years or less). This award is for a relative newcomer to the industry (who may have worked in other jobs before). They must have been a journalist for less than 36 months.
     
  • Digital Innovation. For the journalist, or team, who has done the most to help secure the future of public interest journalism with a digital innovation. It could be a successful app, website or blog. Or for a piece of software or hardware. A successful paywall, or other, commercial strategy could also be considered
     
  • Foreign Affairs Journalism. For the journalist, or team,  working for a UK audience whose reports from overseas have done the most to serve the public interest. As with the other categories, this is open to journalists who work in print, online and broadcasting
     
  • Campaign of the Year. For the series of articles or broadcasts which as done the most make a difference for the better in society and serve the public interest (you cannot enter the same work in campaign and investigation)
     
  • Investigation of the Year. For the most incisive and revelatory public interest investigation of the year (you cannot enter the same work in campaign and investigation)
     
  • Photojournalism. For photographer whose work has done the most to serve the public interest
     
  • The Breaking News Award. This is the prize for the best scoop of the year (you can only enter one story for this award)
     
  • Local Heroes Award. For the journalist or team who has done the most to serve the public interest a local level or regional level 
     
  • Politics Journalism. This award is aimed the journalist, or team, who has done the most to hold politicians to account, with an emphasis on revelation and investigation (rather than purely commentary)
     
  • Popular Journalism. This is the prize for the journalist, or journalism team, who has done the most to serve the public interest with a piece of journalism which also has mass market appeal. Open to tabloid and mid-market newspapers, broadcast journalism with a mass-market audience and websites with mass appeal
  • Journalist of the Year sponsored by Audi. For the outstanding journalist of the year. This may, or may not, go to someone who has entered another category
     
  • The Marie Colvin award. For the journalist who over the course of their career has done the most to raise the reputation of the trade of journalism. In previous years this prize has gone to foreign correspondents but it is open to all journalists working mainly for a British audience.

The 2015 British Journalism Awards in association with Audi  are sponsored by:

 

 

 

The 2015 British Journalism Awards are supported by: