Ossie Awards categories announced

6 August 2015

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The 2015 Ossie Awards for student journalism are now open for applications.

The awards aim to recognise young journalists for their achievements.

New award categories have been introduced for the 2015 Ossie Awards, as they reflect changing industry practice and teaching focus.

The categories are as follows:

  • Best text-based story by an Undergraduate or Postgraduate Student – 750 words or less ($200 prize)
  • Best text-based story by an Undergraduate or Postgraduate Student  – over 750 words ($200 prize)
  • Best audio story by an Undergraduate or Postgraduate Student – 2 minutes or less ($200 prize)
  • Best audio story by an Undergraduate or Postgraduate Student – over 2 minutes ($200 prize)
  • Best video story by an Undergraduate or Postgraduate Student – 2 minutes or less ($200 prize)
  • Best video story by an Undergraduate or Postgraduate Student – over 2 minutes ($200 prize)
  • Best innovation in journalism (Individual or Group, Undergraduate or Postgraduate)
  • Best publication (Individual or Group, Undergraduate or Postgraduate)
  • Dart Centre for Journalism and Trauma – Asia Pacific (Individual, Undergraduate or Postgraduate, Any Medium) ($200 prize)
  • Best photojournalism by an Undergraduate or Postgraduate Student ($200 prize)
  • Investigative journalism by an Undergraduate or Postgraduate Student (Individual, Any Medium) ($200 prize)
  • Investigative journalism (all media) – (Group, Undergraduate or Postgraduate)
  • Mindframe (Individual, Any Medium, Undergraduate) ($200 prize)
  • Mindframe (Individual, Any Medium, Postgraduate) ($200 prize)
  • Outstanding Contribution award (awarded at the discretion of the JERAA Executive)

Content produced after October 3, 2014 may be submitted as an entry to the 2015 Ossie Awards. This may include publications created by students as assignments, work experience, internships or from paid employment.

Students may not submit work on their own behalf, entries must be coordinated by journalism educators at participating universities.

The deadline to apply is now only two months away – entries close at midnight (SA time) on Friday, October 2.