HALIFAX, Dec. 1, 2016 /CNW/ - The online entry system for the Atlantic Journalism Awards (AJAs) competition is now open and is accepting entries for news items from 2016. Many of the categories now allow online entries. To enter in the newspaper, radio, television, magazine and online categories go to www.ajasonline.org. This year there are 8 newspaper categories, which include a Best Community Newspaper News Story award, 5 radio, 5 television, 3 Atlantic magazine, and 6 categories for any news media. Nominations are also accepted for the AJAs' Lifetime Achievement Award. Entry rules and entry procedures can be found at www.ajasonline.org.
Details of each category can be reviewed at www.AJAs.ca under Category Definitions. Judges Guidelines can also be seen on the same web site. The deadline for entries is midnight, Wednesday, February 1, 2017. Judging panels from coast to coast select three finalists in each category, except for the Lifetime Achievement Award which has one finalist. These finalists are announced in early April.
The selected journalists will be honoured at a gala reception and awards event at the St. John's NL Convention Center and JAG Hotel, on Saturday, May 6, 2017.
A poster announcing the AJAs call for entries can be downloaded at www.AJAs.ca for posting in newsrooms.
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