As a healthy flow of entries continues for the 2020 NRMA Kennedy Awards for Excellence in Journalism, the Kennedy Foundation has reminded colleagues that there are just over two weeks left to submit work – including for the $25,000 Kennedy Prize for Australian Journalist of the Year.
The Kennedy Awards’ team of experienced judges are eager to begin considering entries in a massive news year which has seen outstanding coverage under difficult conditions of local and international disasters, the crippling world health crisis and global unrest over the death in police custody of black American George Floyd in Minneapolis.
Now in its 9th year, the 2020 NRMA Kennedy Awards will be staged on August 7th in the grand ballroom of Royal Randwick following the Prime Minister’s announcement to ease restrictions on gatherings of more than 100.
Entries have been streaming since the May 11 opening date and the Kennedy Foundation which stages the annual awards is keen for last year’s record for entries to be challenged in 2020.
All the pictorial categories sponsored by Salty Dingo are open for judging in the lead-up to the awards as are the raft of print awards, including Outstanding Reporting on the Environment, Outstanding Indigenous Affairs Reporting, Outstanding Travel Reporting, Outstanding Investigative Reporting and Outstanding Crime Reporting, all the television awards as well as Outstanding Online News Breaking, Outstanding Radio Journalism, the award for Young Journalist of the Year and Outstanding Illustration or Cartoon.
Kennedy Foundation chairman Rocco Fazzari said the 2020 Kennedy Awards would acknowledge media organisations and their journalists, photographers and cameramen for the way in which they have covered major news for readers, viewers and listeners in Australia.
“It has been a colossal news year all around the world and our media teams have continued to show their mettle in the toughest of times,” Fazzari said.
The awards include the richest prize in Australian Journalism – the $25,000 Kennedy Award for Journalist of the Year.
Entry registration and work from the current financial year are by close of business July 1.
Registration is completed via www.kennedyawards.com.au and then submit your entries, 400 word supporting statement and a head shot to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Finalists in all 35 categories will be announced on July 22nd.