Journalists are being given an extra week to get their entries in for the EDF Energy London and South of England Media Awards 2011.
The deadline for the awards, which had been due to expire this Friday, has been extended to 5pm on Friday 5 August.
The free-to-enter awards, now in their seventh year, aim to honour the best in journalism across the London and the South of England – an area comprising Dorset, Hampshire, Kent, East and West Sussex, Surrey, the wider London areas (as bounded by the M25) and Berkshire which is included in the awards area for the first time this year.
There are 20 categories to choose from, covering daily and weekly newspaper journalists, photographers, designers and broadcasters. Download the entry form here.
Only material published between 13 July 2010 and 26 June 2011 will be eligible and each entry must be signed by both the entrant and a senior member of editorial staff.
Individual award winners receive a £100 cheque, certificate and trophy, and all those shortlisted, along with their guests, will be invited to a celebration presentation event, courtesy of EDF Energy.
The individual categories are:
Print Journalist of the Year (Daily)
Print Journalist of the Year (Weekly)
Radio Journalist of the Year
Television Journalist of the Year
Newcomer of the Year
Feature Writer of the Year
Designer of the Year
News Photographer of the Year
Sports Journalist of the Year
Business Journalist of the Year
Environmental Journalist of the Year
Columnist of the Year
Categories for newspapers and broadcasting companies are:
Daily Newspaper of the Year
Weekly Newspaper of the Year (Paid-for)
Weekly Newspaper of the Year (Free)
Front Page of the Year
Radio News/Current Affairs Programme of the Year
Television News/Current Affairs Programme of the Year
Website of the Year
Community Campaign of the Year
People can submit work for as many categories as they wish but each must be accompanied by a separate entry form and approved by their editor.
All entries should be sent, to arrive no later than 5pm on Friday 5 August, to:
Derby DE1 2BH