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Entries open for awards celebrating best of Yorkshire journalism

Journalists and newspapers are being invited to enter this year’s O2 Media Awards for Yorkshire and The Humber.

Submissions are now being welcomed for the awards, which will be held in July.

A total of 19 categories are up for grabs including News Reporter, Sports Journalist and Young Journalist prizes, as well as the Best Newspaper crown.

Last year the Hull Daily Mail won the daily title, while the Whitby Gazette triumphed among the weeklies.

The Hull Daily Mail team at last year's awards

The Hull Daily Mail team at last year’s awards

Nicola Green, director of corporate affairs at O2, said: “The O2 awards recognise media talent in all its forms. We are looking forward to another truly memorable year of entries showcasing the region’s top media performers.”

Deadline for entries is 26 April, and only work published or broadcast between 3 May 2017 and 6 April 2018 is eligible for the individual and team categories.

Judging panels will meet in May and shortlisted nominees will be announced in June, with all nominees invited to the awards presentation on 5 July.

Entry forms and criteria information are available by contacting Rossiter Media on 01829 741371 or by e-mail request to

Details of the O2 Media Awards for the North West of England will be announced soon.

The full list of categories is as follows:

News Reporter
Broadcast Presenter
Best Writer
Television Journalist
Sports Journalist
Young Journalist
Radio Journalist
Camera Operator
News Programme
Sports Programme
Entertainment Programme
On-line Media
Best Newspaper
Magazine & Specialist Publication
Community Publication
Community Journalism
Most Memorable
Best Team
O2 Stand Out

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  • March 13, 2018 at 9:13 am

    So the weekly/daily awards is now just “best publication”?

    Good luck with that. Comparing a newsroom of maybe 3 people with one of 20+.

    These awards seem to be more and more geared towards TV, and once online category shows the industry is still struggling to understand the web.

    Also camera operator is open to photographers and television camera people. Apples and Oranges. Baffling.

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