Journalists’ Charity Wales Media Awards 2024 announced

Celebrating the best in Welsh journalism, held in Cardiff on Friday, November 15

Journalists’ Charity Wales Media Awards 2024 announced

  • Wales Media Awards 2024 now open for entries
  • Awards recognise individuals who have made outstanding contributions to journalism in Wales
  • Gala awards dinner to be held at Cardiff’s Parkgate Hotel on Friday, 15th November

The Journalists’ Charity’s Wales Media Awards 2024, celebrating the best in Welsh journalism, are now open for entries.

News organisations and individual journalists are invited to submit works published or broadcast between 1st June 2023 and 31st May 2024.

The deadline for entries is 12th July 2024.

The Wales Media Awards recognise individuals who have demonstrated outstanding commitment and contribution to journalism in Wales in both English and Welsh across print, online and broadcast journalism.

Details of the categories and criteria on how to enter can be found here (link to Submissions page).

This year there will be 21 awards including the new category of Podcast of the Year.

A team of experienced judges comprising senior journalists from Wales and around the UK will judge the entries. We will be announcing the list of finalists in September.

Showcase for excellence

The winners will be announced at a gala awards dinner to be held at Cardiff’s Parkgate Hotel on Friday, 15th November 2024.

Around 200 guests – industry leaders, journalists, trainees, students, sponsors and stakeholders from around Wales and the UK – are expected to attend the awards.

As well as celebrating excellence, the awards will help to raise all-important funds for the Journalists’ Charity.

Last year, the awards raised several thousand pounds for the benefit of journalists in need.

Information on how to purchase tickets for the awards dinner will be announced in due course.

Christine Warwick, Chair of the Journalists’ Charity and a member of the Wales committee, said:

“Last year we received a record number of entries of an extremely high quality. We look forward to receiving entries of a similar standard again this year.” 

She added: “We are very grateful to all of our sponsors, including Camelot, our headline sponsor, and Creative Wales, our support sponsor, without whose input the Wales Media Awards would not be possible.”

Key dates

3 June: Open for entries

12 July: Closing date for entries

July-August: Judging

September: Nominations announced

15th November: Awards dinner, Parkgate Hotel, Cardiff

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Wales Media Awards 2024/ Gwobrau Cyfryngau Cymru 2024

Categories/Categoriau

 

News Writer of the Year

Awdur Newyddion y Flwyddyn

 

Television News Journalist of the Year

Newyddiadurwr Newyddion Teledu y Flwyddyn

 

Audio News journalist of the Year

Newyddiadurwr Newyddion Sain y Flwyddyn

 

Stills photographer of the Year

Ffotograffydd Llonydd y Flwyddyn

 

Television Camera Operator of the Year

Gweithredwr Camera Teledu y Flwyddyn

 

Self-Shoot Journalist of the Year

Newyddiadurwr Hunan-Saethu y Flwyddyn

 

Political Journalist of the Year

Newydduiadurwr Gwleidyddol y Flwyddyn

 

Sports Journalist of the Year

Newyddiadurwr Chwaraeon y Flwyddyn

 

Feature Writer/Columnist of the Year

Awdur Nodwedd/Colofnydd y Flwyddyn

 

Specialist Journalist of the Year

Newyddiadurwr Arbenigol y Flwyddyn

 

Ed Townsend Student Journalist of the Year

Myfyriwr Newyddiadurwr y Flwyddyn Ed Townsend

 

Young Journalist of the Year

Newyddiadurwr Ifanc y Flwyddyn

 

Daily /Sunday Newspaper of the Year

Papur Dyddiol/Sul y Flwyddyn

 

Weekly Newspaper of the Year

Papur Newydd Wythnosol y Flwyddyn

 

Online News Site of the Year

Safle Newyddion Ar-lein y Flwyddyn

 

Television News and Current Affairs Programme of the Year

Rhaglen Newyddion a Materion Cyfoes Teledu y Flwyddyn

 

Podcast of the Year

Podlediad y Flwyddyn

 

Audio News and Current Affairs programme of the Year

Rhaglen Newyddion a Materion Cyfoes Sain y Flwyddyn

 

Community Journalism of the Year

Newyddiaduraeth Gymunedol y Flwyddyn

 

Journalism of the Year

Newyddiaduriaeth y Flwyddyn

 

Outstanding Contribution to Journalism Award

Cyfraniad Eithriadol i Newyddiaduraeth

 

To enter go to Submissions page (LINK)

 

I wneud eich cais ewch i’r dudalen Cyflwyniadau (LINK to SUBMISSIONS PAGE)

 

Award entries

News organisations and individual journalists are invited to submit works published or broadcast between 1st June 2023 and 31st May 2024.

A distinguished panel of judges, comprising senior journalists from Wales and around the UK, will judge the entries.

Awards dinner

As well as celebrating individual and collective success, the awards also showcase the Journalists’ Charity’s wider work in supporting working and retired journalists and their families who might be facing personal challenges and hardship.

We have been doing so for more than 150 years and thanks to events such as the Wales Media Awards will continue to do so in future.

Sponsors and Supporters

The Journalists’ Charity’s annual Wales Media Awards recognise individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to journalism in Wales. This is at a time when a free news media has arguably never been more important in a democratic society.

The Journalists’ Charity is grateful to sponsors without whose support the Wales Media Awards would not be possible.

The Journalists’ Charity would also like to thank BBC Cymru Wales, PR agency Cowshed and Natasha Hirst Photography for their support.

 

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