What date do entries close?

Entry Deadline Extended

Entries close Friday August 7, 2015

Who can enter the NSW Regional Media Awards?

Entry is open to all journalists and media professionals across all forms of print and electronic media based in regional NSW excluding Sydney .
Those who enter do not have to be members of the Media Entertainment & Arts Alliance.

How can I enter the 2015 NSW Regional Media Awards?
You must register by completing the electronic registration form on the entry page on this website,. The form contains details of where and how to submit the physical entry. Online registration of entries via the website may be permitted. See conditions of entry.

Send all entries to:

2015 NSW Regional Media Awards

Locked Bag 526

Spring Hill Qld, 4004

What are the conditions of entry?
All work must have been published from
May 30, 2014 to May 30, 2015.

What does it cost to enter the awards?
Entry fee is waived for MEAA members.
A $50 fee per entry for non-members applies.
Where a non-member is part of a group entry, the normal $50 entry fee is required. Call 1300 65 65 13 to discuss membership options.

What do I need to include with my entry?
One entry form with assigned entry number - register online and USB or CD  with entry material   Please Note : URL's links are acceptable where possible.  Space is provided on the entry registration form for these. Also this year entry submission can be uploaded directly from the  entry form. A total of 25MB per entry is allowed .  For the larger files ( such as TV or Radio ) please send in a USB or convert you  work to a YouTube or simular and submit the URL

To facilitate easy access for judging, entrants should place URLs outside any pay wall. If that proves infeasible, the entry should provide a username and password for judges, plainly indicated in the supporting statement. 

Do I have to include an entry statement of up to 200 words?
Yes, your entry statement is to assist the judging process and should outline the case for consideration for an award. You may address the judging criteria and explain the circumstances in which the entry was produced. You may write less than 200 words, but no more. The online entry form submission process will not accept more than 200 words so please write them in a word processor document first and do a word count before dropping it into the entry form.

Do I need to have the entry form authorised?
Yes, it is compulsory that you have it verified by your employer or employer representative to validate the work. This process is done online. Once you enter their details into the system it will generate an email to them asking them to verify the details you have submitted. Their verification entry email will come directly to us and a copy will also be sent back to you. An entry will not be considered until all steps have been completed.

Can I enter into a category more than once?
Entry is permitted once only in each category.

What is a group entry?
A group entry may include up to five people as entrants.

What are the criteria for judging?
Award winners will be chosen on the basis of journalistic excellence. This will vary according to individual categories but, in general, criteria will include:
• newsworthiness
• research
• writing
• production
• incisiveness
• impact
• public benefit
• ethics
• originality
• innovation
• creative flair
Judges will take regard of the resources available and effort expended in the preparation of the work.

Will entries be returned?
No. Entries will NOT be returned. Please keep copies of all material submitted.

When will the winners be announced?
The winners of the 2015 NSW Regional Media Awards will be announced at a cocktail event at The Lock Up, Newcastle on the evening of Saturday, September 19, 2015. For tickets call 1300 656 513

What do winners of the NSW Media Awards categories receive?
The winner of each category in 2015 will receive a trophy and framed certificate. The winner of the  PF Adams Young Journalist of theYear and Journalist of the Year each receive $500.  The winner of the Tom Barrass Memorial Award for Regional Journalism in Print  will receive $1000, generously dontated by the Barrass Family .

Where can I find further information?
For information on all matters related to the NSW  RegionalMedia Awards, please contact National Manager: State Media Awards Anna Magnus on 0423 363 725, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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