John Humphrys to host British Press Awards

Entries are now open for the British Press Awards – which are being held at Grosvenor House on 23 March and are being hosted by this year by Today Programme presenter John Humphrys.

Society of Editors director Bob Satchwell is again chairman of judges for the awards which are organised by Press Gazette’s previous owners – Wilmington Group – in association with Press Gazette and the Journalists’ Charity.

The journalist of the year prize, which last year went to Gillian Tett of the FT, will be judged by the British Press Awards Academy from the shortlisted winners in each of the section categories and from nominations by members of the Academy.

Editors of each newspaper are invited to provide a supporting statement to make their case for newspaper of the year, which will also be judged by the Academy.

International journalist of the year, for an overseas journalist who has battled against oppression and who has helped a British national newspaper report, is also judged by the Academy from nominees provided by the Foreign Press Association and the World Association of Newspapers.

The other categories are paid entries, costing £105 plus VAT – or £62 plus VAT for freelances.

They are:

  • Regular Supplement of the Year
  • Special Supplement of the Year
  • Scoop of the Year
  • Campaign of the Year
  • The Cudlipp Award – for excellence in popular journalism
  • Sports Photographer of the Year
  • Cartoonist of the Year
  • Reporter of the Year
  • Foreign Reporter of the Year
  • Political Journalist of the Year
  • Business and Finance Journalist of the Year
  • Interviewer of the Year
  • Feature Writer of the Year
  • Columnist of the Year
  • Showbiz Reporter of the Year
  • Digital Innovation of the Year
  • Sports Journalist of the Year
  • Specialist Journalist of the Year
  • Young Journalist of the Year
  • Critic of the Year

The deadline for entries is January 15. All British Press Awards telephone queries should be addressed to Adam Crane at Wilmington on 0207 549 8671.

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