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Judges to prioritise campaigns and investigations as journalism awards open

WMA 2020Judges are pledging to pay special attention to campaigns and investigative journalism in submissions for a forthcoming awards scheme.

The Journalists’ Charity Wales Media Awards 2020 has formally opened for entries, with organisers looking to encourage submissions from a wide range of media including video journalism and audio podcasts.

The WMA says judges in all categories will particularly be looking for evidence of how the work has “brought about change in society, perhaps through exposés, campaigns or investigative journalism”.

The free-to-enter awards, organised as a fundraiser for the Journalists’ Charity in Wales, are now in their sixth year, with a total of 22 prizes up for grabs.

There is a specific category for Newspaper Journalist of the Year, as well as honours for the best Daily/Sunday and Weekly titles.

The awards, supported by Camelot as headline sponsor for the second year, will be presented in Cardiff on 20 March 2020 at a ceremony hosted by BBC Cymru Wales presenter Lucy Owen and ITV Cymru Wales’ Jonathan Hill.

The closing date for entries is 5pm on Monday 4 November and shortlists will be announced in February 2020.

More information on entering can be found here.