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JOURNALISM AWARDS

  • How to enter:
    Please submit up to three articles that do not exceed 9000 words in total via the Lizzies submission form.

 

  • Criteria:
    Subject Matter: Judges will score the subject matter out of 10, based on originality, importance, general interest and usefulness.

    Insight: Judges will score the article for insight out of 10, based on accuracy, the value of the insights, the quality and relevance of the sources/opinions.

    Content Quality: Judges will score the articles, videos or podcasts provided for their quality out of 5, based on writing quality, production values, and entertainment value.

     

  • Important:  Podcasts and videos are no longer permitted outside of the new Best Audio/Video Program and Best Corporate Content categories, except in the form of excerpts no longer than 15 minutes. For example, an individual award entry may consist of two articles and a fifteen-minute audio or video excerpt. This is to ensure a level playing field between written and audio/video content.

    Journalism Awards Descriptions below.





Best News Journalist

The Cass Warneminde Best News Journalist award recognises the journalist who broke the most significant news stories related to the Australian IT industry in 2023. This award is judged based on the submission of 3 news stories.

Best Technology Reviewer​

The Best Technology Reviewer award recognises the journalist who makes best use of the review format to review, rate and analyse the merits of different technology products (not video games)

 

Best Game Reviewer​

 

The Best Game Reviewer award recognises the journalist who makes best use of the review format to review, rate and analyse video game software.

Best Technical Journalist​

The Best Technical Journalist award recognises the journalist who has best communicated technical subject matter to their audience, making it understandable and useful. This includes content that describes how technology or products work, or tutorial or how-to content that communicates how to use a product.
 

PLEASE NOTE: Reviews will not be accepted in this category.

Best New Journalist

The Alicia Camphuisen Best New Journalist award recognises the best newcomer to technology journalism. This award is open to journalists who began writing about technology after January 1, 2020 and who have no more than 3 years' experience as a professional journalist.

Graeme Philipson Best Columnist​

The Best Columnist award recognises the journalist who makes best use of the opinion format to communicate his or her ideas, thoughts and opinions via a column or blog.

Best Audio Program

The Best Audio Program award recognises the journalist or team who produce the best audio or podcast content covering either business or consumer technology.

Best Video Program

The Best Video Program award recognises the journalist or team who produce the best video content covering either business or consumer technology.

(For both Program awards, entrants may submit up to two items not exceeding one hour of total combined runtime, and content may also be edited into a highlights package)

Best program
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