Online Journalism Award winners will be announced at this year’s Online News Association Conference in Boston on Sept. 24 at the conference’s dinner ceremony. The awards will also be live-streamed over the web.
Those who are interested may submit an entry to the newly-expanded categories:
- Knight Award for Public Service
- General Excellence in Online Journalism
- General Excellence in Online Journalism, Non-English
- Breaking News
- Specialty Site Journalism
- Gannett Foundation Award for Innovative Investigative Journalism
- Multimedia Feature Presentation
- Online Topical Reporting/Blogging
- Online Commentary/Blogging
- Outstanding Informational Graphic or Data Visualization
- Online Video Journalism
- Gannett Foundation Award for Technical Innovation in the Service of Digital Journalism
The eligibility rules are heavily detailed on the ONA site. The gist of it is this:
The Online Journalism Awards are open to websites, areas of websites and all digital platforms, including smart phones, e-readers and tablets, where journalists have originated the content or selected and amplified it. Search services, portal sites and wire services may submit content they created that fits the eligibility requirements. Individuals and organizations may enter the contest. Self-nominations are welcome. Online retailers and advertising sites are not eligible.
If you’re interested, move fast. There are only two more days to apply and if you aren’t already a member, you need 24 hours to process your membership. Entry fees are $175 per category for non-members ($100 per category for ONA members) and $125 per category for students and sole practitioners ar non-members ($50 per category for ONAmembers). Apply here.