PPA Magazines 2003 awards
The PPA Magazines 2003 Awards reward the outstanding performers of the past 12 months. A host of categories are open to consumer, customer and B2B titles. The deadline for entries is 30 January.
Contact: Rose Benjamin, PPA, Queens House, 28 Kingsway, London WC2B 6JR
Tel: 020 7400 7565
Sony Radio Academy Awards
Excellence within the UK radio industry will be celebrated at the 20th Sony Radio Academy Awards. There are 30 categories, with a gold, silver and bronze gong available in each section of what has been dubbed “the radio Oscars”. Submissions must be in by 22 January.
Contact: Fiona Haycock
Tel: 020 7723 0106
York Press Write Stuff Competition
Launched last year, the Write Stuff award gives budding young journalists the chance to win a job on York’s Evening Press. Entrants, who must live in the paper’s circulation area, are invited to submit an unpublished news story of 400 words. The winner will be sent on a training course before joining the editorial team as a reporter. Entry deadline: 31 May.
Contact: Sky Ferrey, Editor’s secretary, The Evening Press, 76-86 Walmgate, York YO1 9YN
Tel: 01904 653051
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Website : www.thisisyork.co.uk
The Picture Editors’ awards
Now in their 10th year, these awards reward the best of photographic journalism . They are open to photographers of any nationality who live and work in the UK, and British and Irish photographers regardless of residency. Pictures must have been taken during 2002 and portfolios of eight to 10 photos can be submitted through the awards’ website, at www.pictureawards.net.
Contact: Glyn Genin
Tel: 07973 147586
Local reporting awards
An interview with television presenter Cat Deeley awaits the winners of these annual awards, which recognise the achievements of local reporters under the age of 30. Entrants should submit a feature about the valuable work done by young people in the community. There is also an additional category with the same brief for amateurs. Stories must be run during Local Newspaper Week, from 5 to 11 May. Closing date for entries is 11 July 2003.
Contact: Martha Leary-Tanner, The Newspaper Society, Bloomsbury House, 74-77 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DA
Tel: 020 7636 7014
FT New Media and Broadcasting Conference
A panel of leading industry commentators will discuss the challenges facing broadcast and online media. Uncertain advertising revenues and the threat of piracy will be on the agenda. Speakers include chairman of Carlton Communications Michael Green, Sogecable CEO Javier D’ez de Polanco and Grokster president Wayne Rosso.
Date: 3 and 4 March
Venue: Hotel Inter-Continental, London
Tel: 020 7873 3262
THE WRITER’S HANDBOOK 2004
The 17th edition of this thorough guide to the writing marketplace has more than 5,500 entries. The comprehensive contact details are complemented by practical advice about working within the industry.
Price: £10.99 if before 28 February 2003, otherwise £12.99
Available: August 2003
Contact: Macmillan Direct Customer Services, Brunel Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 6XS
Tel: 01256 329242
Patient Group press directory
Patient support, advice and information groups operating in the UK and Europe are listed with contact information and a brief summary of each group’s area of activity.
Price: free to journalists
Publisher: ABPI publications
Contact: ABPI Publications, 12 Whitehall, London SW1A 2DY
Tel: 020 7930 3477
Fax: 020 7747 1411