Awarded to the newspaper that sustains the highest quality of journalism, editorial standards, production values and overall professionalism despite budgetary and other limitations.

Submit three issues of the newspaper published since March 15th, 2018.

If the publication is an online publication attach three PDF issues of the newspaper published since March 15th, 2018. 

Rules for submission for published newspapers: Place your entry form in an A4 clear plastic pocket and bundle the three issues you are submitting. Applications must be downloaded and filled in.

Rules for submission for online publications newspapers: Fill in the online application form and include the three issues you are submitting which is now available to enter.

All entries for newspapers must come with a one page profile showing their resources and staff. It should state how many full time staff they have, how many of their staff are paid and if the paper is funded.

Ultimately however, it will be up to the judges on how much influence this will have. It does mean however, that we are working on making the process fairer.

For our full list of Entry Guidelines here.

All applications for this category are now closed.

Please Note: Payments for this category must be submitted here.