The Criminal Justice Alliance (CJA) have relaunched their media awards for 2019, with newly added awards to commend those that have created greater awareness of, and greater public engagement with the Criminal Justice System.
The CJA state that “In refreshing our criteria, we have drawn on the expertise of journalists, academics and people with lived experience of the criminal justice system to define what good criminal justice media looks like.”
Categories for this year include:
AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING JOURNALISM – An award will be given to a print or broadcast journalist (or journalists) who has made a notable contribution to a better understanding of criminal justice in the last 12 months
AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING DIGITAL MEDIA CHAMPION – An award will be given to an individual who has made a notable contribution to a better understanding of criminal justice in the last 12 months through an online-only format including blogs, vlogs, podcasts and online-only articles.
To enter/ nominate:
“Nominations may be made individuals themselves or by CJA members. The work must have originated from England & Wales.
In order to nominate yourself or another individual, you need to provide:
- Your full name, role, organisation and email address. If you’re nominating someone else, please also provide their full name, role, organisation and email address (where possible).
- A copy of, or link to, a substantive individual piece or body of work which explores an issue/s in some detail. (Maximum of 3 related items can be submitted).
- A citation (of up to 500 words) explaining how your work / the work of the nominated individual meets the CJA Media Award criteria.
You must send all the information above by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 27 September 2019″
For more information on the CJA Media Awards and how to nominate see the CJA website.
For further information on the importance and purpose of the awards see the CJA Director, Nina Champion’s blog.