Presented by The Kennedy Foundation
Queen Elizabeth II Stand
7:00pm Friday 9 Aug 2019 to 2:00am Saturday 10 Aug 2019 (Australia/Sydney)
Friday 9 Aug 2019 6:00pm (Australia/Sydney)
About this event
The NRMA Kennedy Awards recognises and celebrates the past and present greats of Australian journalism while raising funds and awareness for Australia's media charity - The Kennedy Foundation, supporting colleagues in hardship, with compassion in confidence.
Since 2012 our gala presentation ceremony and black tie ball has been staged on or around the anniversary of Les Kennedy's passing in August 2011.
Following registration here, entries and all relevant links, files and supporting statements must be submitted to email@example.com by 6pm July 1st, 2019. Finalists will be announced at 7pm on July 24th.
All entries must have been published in the current financial year, from July 1st 2018 until midnight June 30th, 2019.
Please note: The same story can be entered in multiple categories - but must be submitted as a separate $50 registration each time.
Multiple unrelated stories can also be entered in the same category (to effectively compete against one's self) as long as the stories are submitted as separate $50 registrations.
A series of up to five related stories (eg the original story and follow-ups) can be submitted as a single $50 registration.
PLEASE NOTE: All submissions must include a current photograph of the entrant.
1. Outstanding Crime Reporting
2. Regional Broadcast Reporting
3. Regional Newspaper Reporting
4. NSW Racing Writer Of The Year
5. Outstanding Turf Reporting
6. Outstanding Radio Journalism
7. Outstanding Audio Blog
8. Outstanding News Photography
9. Outstanding Portrait
10. Outstanding Sports Photography
11. Outstanding Online Video
12. People's Choice from Power of The Lens Exhibition
13. Team Player And Mentor
14. Outstanding Sport Reporting
15. Outstanding Travel Writing
16. Young Journalist of The Year
17. Lifetime Achievement
18. Indigenous Affairs Reporting
19. Outstanding News Camera Coverage
20. Outstanding Television News Reporting
21. Outstanding Television Current Affairs Reporting Long Form
22. Outstanding Nightly Television Current Affairs Reporting
23. Outstanding Finance Reporting
24. Outstanding Court Reporting
25. Outstanding Consumer Affairs Reporting
26. Outstanding Columnist
27. Outstanding Illustration or Cartoon
28. Outstanding Online News Breaking
29. Outstanding Reporting on The Environment
30. Scoop of The Year
31. Outstanding Investigative Reporting
32. Outstanding Feature Writing
33. Outstanding Foreign Correspondent
34. Outstanding Political Reporting
35. Journalist of the Year
Please submit all entries to firstname.lastname@example.org - as PDF files, AV and audio files, links or JPEGS by July 1, 2019. Finalists will be announced 7.30pm, Wednesday July 24th.
Judging Process and Entry Criteria
Three finalists in each category will be selected and the judging committee will choose the winner - recognising exceptional examples of ground breaking, gutsy and creative journalism demonstrating a profound and enduring impact.
Judges will also take into account resources, research, preproduction, preparation, logistical challenges, public interest and community benefit.
Entrants are required to disclose any formal corrections, claims of plagiarism or legal proceedings related to the entry after its publication. By registering, the entrant attests to the originality of work and its compliance with copyright rules.
Dealing with Conflict of Interest in Judging
The Kennedy Awards strives to avoid real or perceived conflicts of interest in the judging process. The judging committee comprises a selection of respected leaders in Australian journalism.
The Kennedy Awards Committee will monitor any potential for a personal or professional relationship to undermine the independence, fairness and objectivity of the judging process.
Judging the work of entrants from their own media organisation will not necessarily disqualify a judge.
Before the judging process begins each judge will be required to identify any potential conflict of interest and notify the organising committee, and the appropriate changes will be made if necessary.
Finalists will be posted on the Kennedy Awards website at the completion of a function to announce the finalists at The Crown Hotel on the evening of Wednesday, July 24, 2019.
For details on individual awards category sponsorship opportunities & 2019 Kennedy Sponsorship Packages contact: STEVE WARNOCK at email@example.com or on 0424 407 717.