Women in Local News Awards 2022: Category information and entry details
Behind Local News has launched the second Women In Local News Awards, as part of celebrations for International Womens Day.
The awards, which first took place last year, have been set up with support from publishers and trade organisations, to celebrate the impact women have had in local newsrooms over the last 12 months.
We hope the awards will also be a little different — with a range of categories not normally seen at journalism awards, and with nominations open for both self-nomination and nomination by colleagues.
The deadline for entries is now April 25. Submitted work must be dated between Jan 1 2021 and March 8 2022.
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Here are the categories and the criteria for each one.
Open to any journalist is currently undertaking an apprenticeship as part of their training within journalism.
Open to any journalist whose primary role is a content editor (eg on a news desk, sports desk etc) within local journalism.
Open to any journalist whose primary role is considered a digital specialism, eg social media journalist, SEO writer, digital production, trends writer.
Open to any journalist who is the named editor of a particular brand, or brands. In the case of broadcasting, this could be editor of a particular programme or station.
This category is for third-party nomination only. Entries should explain why how the nominated person inspires journalists, and give examples too.
Open to anyone who trains journalists, either as their main job or as part of their job. Nominations should explain how the nominated person makes an impact on those who they train.
This category is for third-party nomination only. Entries should explain why how the nominated person mentors people within journalism to have a bigger impact.
Newsroom unsung hero
This category is for third-party nomination only and can be for any role within a newsroom, regardless of whether the person nominated is a qualified journalist or not.
Open to anyone who takes photos or shoots video within local journalism.
Open to anyone who has produced news stories for local news outlets in the time period set out. Up to 3 stories may be submitted.
Open to anyone with a specialist brief in a newsroom, either in title or informally, who has produced news stories for local news outlets in the time period set out. Up to 3 stories may be submitted.
Open to anyone who spends at least part of their time covering sport for local news outlets. Up to 3 stories may be submitted.
Open to anyone who had not qualified as a ‘senior’ journalist at the time of writing the articles/producing the stories. Up to 3 stories may be submitted
Whats On/Lifestyle Writer
Open to anyone who spends at least part of their time creating whats on or lifestyle content for local news organisations.
The deadline for entries is April 25. Submitted work must be dated between January 1 2021 and March 8 2022.