HALIFAX, Jan. 6 /CNW/ - Atlantic Canadian journalists are reminded to submit their print, radio, television and online stories and images to the 29th Atlantic Journalism Awards.
Entries are required to have been published or broadcast in an Atlantic Canadian medium during 2009, and postmarked no later than the submission deadline of Friday, Jan. 29, 2010.
Panels of judges from across Canada will review the entries and select three finalists from each category. Finalists will be announced in early April and the gold and silver awards will be presented at the gala dinner and awards show on Saturday, May 8, 2010, at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel in Halifax, NS.
There are five new award categories that apply to the 2009 news year. The new categories are: Online News Reporting, Business Reporting, Best Page Presentation (newspaper), Community Reporting, and a Lifetime Achievement Award.
This year's Atlantic Journalism Awards categories are:
Spot News Reporting - Print, Radio, and Television
Enterprise Reporting - Print, Radio, and Television
Continuing Coverage - Print, Radio, and Television
Feature Writing - Print, Radio, and Television
Online News Reporting (NEW)
Business Reporting - Any Medium (NEW)
Sports Reporting - Any Medium
Arts & Entertainment Reporting - Any Medium
Commentary - Any Medium
Video Journalist - Television
Photojournalism Spot News - Print and Television
Photojournalism Feature - Print and Television
Atlantic Magazine Article
Atlantic Magazine - Best Cover
Atlantic Magazine - Best Profile Article
Best Page Presentation - Newspapers (NEW)
Community Reporting - Any Medium (NEW)
The Jim MacNeill New Journalist Award
Lifetime Achievement Award
Entry forms, regulations, category descriptions, and other information can be found at www.AJAs.ca, or by calling (902) 425-2727.
Professional development workshops will also be held during the day on May 8.