All entries for the 2017 MasterCard IT Journalism Awards are to be submitted via the online entry form below, entries close on April 13.
We require the submission of up to four articles for titles and three for individual awards.
All submissions should not exceed 6,000 words in total. For instance, you can choose to enter three 2000 word articles or four 1500 word articles. This has been made to decrease the time it takes to judge the awards and to introduce a standard way to judge editorial quality across all categories.
The awards are split into five categories, and full descriptions and criteria are available here.
This year's awards are as follows:
The Gold Lizzies will recognise the single best journalist and title for the year of 2015.
The Coverage Awards aim to recognise editorial quality by a team of journalists working for a single masthead on a single beat. Must include the work of more than one journalist.
Best News Coverage
Best Consumer Technology Coverage
Best Business Coverage
Best Gaming Coverage
Best Independent Coverage
The Beat Awards aim to recognise individual journalists who demonstrate the greatest skill in delivering content for a particular audience.
Helen Dancer Best Consumer Technology Journalist
Best Technology Industry Journalist
John Costello Best Business Journalist
Best Gaming Journalist
Best Telecommunications Journalist
Best Security Journalist
Best Technology Issues Journalist
The Journalism Awards aim to recognise journalists who excel in different forms of journalism.
Cass Warneminde Best News Journalist
Best Technical Journalist
Alicia Camphuisen Best New Journalist
Media Relations Award
The Media Relations Award aims to recognise one PR practitioner for their excellence in professionally handling media relations based on journalist's votes.
David Hellaby Best Media Relations