CATEGORIES FOR THE 65TH ANNUAL ONTARIO NEWSPAPER AWARDS (SUBJECT TO CHANGE UNTIL DECEMBER 1, 2018)

 

General Categories (open to any circulation level):

Arts and Entertainment Writing

This award is given for a portfolio of up to three articles, at least one of which must be critical writing. Others may be features or commentary. One entry per author.

Beat Reporting

This award is given for a portfolio entry of three to five articles that demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of a single subject area with initiative, consistency, thoroughness and writing skill. One entry per author.

Column/opinion Writing

This award is given for a related series or up to three unrelated columns or opinion pieces on any subject. One entry per author.

Enterprise Reporting
This award is given for a single story or consecutive series of up to three stories on the same subject of an investigative, analytic or interpretive nature. One entry per author.

General News Feature

This award recognizes features that do not qualify as spot news but generally arise from a spot news break. An entry shall consist of up to three stories on a related subject. One entry per author.

Special Project

This award is for a special project that involves a major investment of resources into a single subject. All print and web-related content, including videos, may be included as part of the entry. Entries per newspaper are unlimited.

Sports Writing

This award is given for a portfolio of work of up to three stories, at least one of which should be a feature or commentary. One entry per author.

Video Production

This award recognizes the collaborative nature of producing video. No limit per newspaper.

 

Circulation-Based Categories (divided based on daily circulation)

Feature Writing (over 25,000 AND under 25,000 circulation)

This award is given for a single feature story or consecutive series of up to three feature stories on a related subject. One entry per author.

Spot News Writing (over 25,000 circulation AND under 25,000 circulation)

This award is given for a single story or package of up to three related stories written under pressure or deadline. One entry per author.

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Feature Photography (over 25,000 circulation AND under 25,000 circulation)

This award is given for a single photo or a series of up to three photos on the same subject. One entry per author.

Sports Photography (over 25,000 AND under 25,000 circulation)

This award is given for a single photo or a series of up to three photos on the same subject. One entry per photographer.

Spot News Photography (over 25,000 circulation AND under 25,000 circulation)

This award is given for a single photo or a series of up to three photos produced under pressure or deadline. One entry per photographer.

 

Special Recognition Categories (no entry required)

Photojournalist of the Year

This award is given to the photographer judged the most outstanding based on all finalist or winning award entries in all photo categories.

Journalist of the Year

This award is given to the writer judged the most outstanding based on all finalist or winning award entries in writing categories.