1. All entries must be submitted online via the online entry form.
  2. Entrants may enter more than one category, up to a maximum of 3 categories.
  3. Entrants may only enter each category once, however a second submission in the same categeory will be accepted in the case where individuals are also part of a team submission and clearly named in the group by-line.
  4. Entrants may not submit the same piece in multiple categories.
  5. For Categories A, B, C & E – entrants are only permitted to submit one piece/article
  6. For Category D & F – entrants can submit up to 2 pieces/articles
  7. For Category G – entrants must submit a portfolio of 3 pieces from the last 12 months. Entrants for Category G must also provide a personal declaration and confirmation from their Editor that the applicant's experience does not exceed 3 years as at 1st September 2022.
  8. As part of the online application process, applicants are required to upload a typed Cover Letter, no longer than one A4 page. The cover letter is an important part of the application and should be used to describe the context in which the article was created. The following points / questions should be addressed, within 450 words, which will weigh heavily during the judging process.
    • Please include the title of your submission(s)
    • Why do you believe your submission should win the award?
    • How was the story obtained? Was it assigned or based on your own investigative efforts?
    • What time parameters were you working within? How did you provide excellence within these parameters?
    • Describe your media platform and how this influences your work. (Ex. Busy daily, Sunday paper, digital long form, etc.)
    • Additional information that demonstrates excellence in this category and in business journalism.
    • Please advise within the cover letter if this is an individual submission (one person), a joint entry (2 people) or on behalf of a team (3 people or more).
  9. For print entries, entrants should upload a copy of the published article in high-resolution PDF format (scanned copies of published work are also acceptable) AND a Word version of the article.
  10. For broadcast entries (including audio) and online media entries, entrants should submit a URL link to the piece being submitted. Where a URL link is not available, entrants can send the related MP3/MP4 file to orla.wrynn@ucd.ie.
  11. The closing date for entries is Thursday 8th September 2022 at 5pm. Articles must have been first broadcast or published between 9th September 2021 and 8th September 2022.
  12. Please carefully review the terms and conditions before making a submission as failure to adhere to any of the terms and conditions or entry requirements may render an entry invalid.


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