The Irish Times

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 2nd, 2016.

Rules for submission: Place your entry form (downloaded and filled in below) in an A4 clear plastic pocket and bundle the three issues you are submitting.

This year 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 see here.

Download: Smedias 2017 Application Form