Entries are now open for the 16th Annual ACS IT Journalism Awards.

This year the awards will recognise work published in the 2017 calendar year.

Entries for all returning awards close on Friday, February 16 at midnight.

Entries for the new Best Corporate Content and ACS Award for Achievement in Investigative Journalism close on Friday, February 23 at midnight.

The awards night will be hosted at Luna Park on Friday, March 23.

If you have any questions or problems, email Craig Daveson at craigd@mediaconnect.com.au or phone MediaConnect on (02) 9894 6277.
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Before you begin, there are some important things you must know to ensure your entry meets our guidelines and doesn't get rejected.

1. Individual stories can now only be entered once across the 'beat awards' (see: http://www.thelizzies.com/enter-the-awards/list-of-awards/).

For example, this means that the same story cannot be entered by the same journalist for both a Consumer Technology and Technology Industry award.

2. Please also note that our 'coverage awards' for publications are ONLY for teams of journalists working at a single publication.

If you are a one-person outlet, or entering only articles from a single journalist, these must go in one of the the journalist categories instead.

For specific details on any one award, please visit http://www.thelizzies.com/enter-the-awards/list-of-awards/


 
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Best News Coverage

The Best News Coverage award recognises the title that has broken the most significant and impactful news stories in the Australian IT industry. It can include both B2B and mainstream technology stories, and entries will be judged on impact within their target audiences. Entry Requirements 1. Submit four articles that do not exceed 6000 words in total. 2. Optional supporting arguments, helping the judge to understand the impact or success of the submitted stories.
 
Best News Journalist

The Cass Warneminde Best News Journalist award recognises the journalist who broke the most significant and impactful news stories related to the Australian IT industry in 2013. This award is judged based on the submission of 3 news stories and can include B2B and mainstream news articles. Entry Requirements 1. Submit three articles that do not exceed 6000 words in total. 2. Optional supporting arguments, helping the judge to understand the impact or success of the submitted stories.
 
Best Business Coverage

The Best Business Coverage awards the team whose writing is the most effective in meeting the information needs of business readers. This includes IT Managers and professionals, as well as IT industry readers; ie channel, investors. The category is judged on the basis of BUSINESS value and impact. Entry Requirements 1. Submit four articles that do not exceed 6000 words in total. 2. Optional supporting arguments, helping the judge to understand the impact or success of the submitted stories.
 
Best Business Journalist

The John Costello Best Business Journalist award recognises the journalist who has best covered business technology for USERS including CIOs, IT managers, IT professionals and business executives using the news and features format. Please note that stories written for industry, vendor and channel executives should NOT be submitted in this category and should instead be entered in Best Technology Industry Journalist. Entry Requirements 1. Submit three articles that do not exceed 6000 words in total. 2. Optional supporting arguments, helping the judge to understand the impact or success of the submitted stories.
 
Best Technology Industry Journalist

The Best Technology Industry Journalist award recognises the journalist who has best covered the ICT Industries in Australia or New Zealand. This includes content written for and about IT businesses, including vendors, distributors, resellers and services companies, as well as shareholders or investors in those companies. Please note stories written for business USERS (eg CIOs) should not be entered in this category and should be submitted into Best Business Technology Journalist Entry Requirements 1. Submit three articles that do not exceed 6000 words in total. 2. Optional supporting arguments, helping the judge to understand the impact or success of the submitted stories. Please note: Content written for and about business users of technology should not be submitted in this category. This includes recruitment stories. Content written about telecommunications companies should not be submitted in this category.
 
Best Consumer Technology Coverage

The Best Consumer Technology Coverage award recognises the title that has delivered the best content about consumer technology (including PCs, gadgets, Internet, lifestyle and consumer electronics) for consumers and mainstream audiences. Entry Requirements 1. Submit four articles that do not exceed 6000 words in total. 2. Optional supporting arguments, helping the judge to understand the impact or success of the submitted stories.
 
Best Consumer Technology Journalist

The Helen Dancer Best Consumer Technology Journalist award recognises the journalist who has best used the news and features format to cover important technology issues for a mainstream audience. Entry Requirements 1. Submit three articles that do not exceed 6000 words in total. 2. Optional supporting arguments, helping the judge to understand the impact or success of the submitted stories. Please note: This category does not include reviews, how-to or tutorial content.
 
Best Telecommunications Journalist

The Best Telecommunications Journalist award recognises the journalist who has best covered the telecommunication industries in Australia or New Zealand. This includes content written for and about the telecommunications sector. Entry Requirements 1. Submit three articles that do not exceed 6000 words in total. 2. Optional supporting arguments, helping the judge to understand the impact or success of the submitted stories.
 
Best Gaming Coverage

The Best Gaming Coverage award recognises the title that has delivered the best content about gaming for gaming consumers and/or the gaming industry. Entry Requirements 1. Submit four articles that do not exceed 6000 words in total. 2. Optional supporting arguments, helping the judge to understand the impact or success of the submitted stories.
 
Best Gaming Journalist

The Best Gaming Journalist award recognises the journalist who has best covered gaming and the gaming industry. Entry Requirements 1. Submit three articles that do not exceed 6000 words in total. 2. Optional supporting arguments, helping the judge to understand the impact or success of the submitted stories.
 
Best Columnist

The Best Columnist award recognises the journalist who makes best use of the opinion format to communicate his or her ideas, thoughts and opinions via a column or blog. Entry Requirements 1. Submit three articles that do not exceed 6000 words in total. 2. Optional supporting arguments, helping the judge to understand the impact or success of the submitted stories.
 
*Best Reviewer *

The Best Reviewer award recognises the journalist who makes best use of the review format to review, rate and analyse product merits. * Entry Requirements* 1. Submit up to four articles that do not exceed 6000 words in total. 2. Optional supporting arguments, helping the judge to understand the impact or success of the submitted stories. Please note: Gaming reviews should not be entered in this category. They should be submitted for consideration for the Best Gaming Coverage award.
 
*Best New Journalist *

The Alicia Camphuisen Best New Journalist award recognises the best newcomer to technology journalism. This award is open to journalists who began writing about technology after July 1, 2013 and who have no more than 3 years' experience as a professional journalist.* Entry Requirements* 1. Submit three articles that do not exceed 6000 words in total. 2. Optional supporting arguments, helping the judge to understand the impact or success of the submitted stories.* *
 
*Best Technical Journalist *

The Best Technical Journalist award recognises the journalist who has best communicated technical subject matter to their audience, making it understandable and useful. This includes content that describes how technology or products work, or tutorial or how-to content that communicates how to use a product. * Entry Requirements* 1. Submit three articles that do not exceed 6000 words in total. 2. Optional supporting arguments, helping the judge to understand the impact or success of the submitted stories. Please note: Reviews will not be accepted in this category. * *
 
*Best Independent Coverage *

The Best Independent Coverage award will recognise the best writing of coverage created by a non-commercial or semi-professional content creator. To qualify for this category you should: -- Not work, or have recently worked, as a professional technology journalist or analyst. -- The work submitted should not have first appeared in a commercial outlet (a commercial outlet is defined as an outlet generating enough income to support multiple full-time staff). An article that was originally blogged, but was then re-run on a commercial site is acceptable. This award can be entered by either a single individual or a website/outlet. It may include any form of content, including blogs, reviews, news, video or audio.* Entry Requirements* 1. Submit four articles that do not exceed 6000 words in total. 2. Optional supporting arguments, helping the judge to understand the impact or success of the submitted stories.* *
 
Best Security Journalist

The Best Security Journalist award recognises the journalist who has best communicated on matters of technological security and the security industry.* Entry Requirements* 1. Submit three articles that do not exceed 6000 words in total. 2. Optional supporting arguments, helping the judge to understand the impact or success of the submitted stories.
 
Best Technology Issues Journalist

The Best Technology Issues Journalist award recognises the journalist who has best communicated on social and political issues surrounding technology. This includes broad social and cultural issues like privacy and digital identity, as well as public policy and its effects. Entry Requirements 1. Submit three articles that do not exceed 6000 words in total. 2. Optional supporting arguments, helping the judge to understand the impact or success of the submitted stories.
 
Best Corporate Content

The Best Corporate Content Journalist award recognises the individual or individuals who have created the best sponsored content, specifically for a particular company or brand. Entry Requirements 1. Submit one example of work which does not exceed 6000 words in total. 2. Optional supporting arguments, helping the judge to understand the impact or success of the submitted work.

 
ACS Award for Achievement in Investigative Journalism

This year's presentation will debut the new ACS Award for Achievement in Investigative Journalism, which has been launched in conjunction with the Australian Computer Society, and comes with a $2,000 cash prize for the winner.

The award will recognise a piece of journalism that demonstrates that it has gone beyond the surface a story, and dug into the underlying issues of a relevant technology topic.

Entries for the award (either a single piece or a series) must be more than 1,200 words or more for written pieces, or five or more minutes in length for audio and video content. Only one submission can be made per journalist or editorial team that produced the work, so choose your best wisely.

 
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If you are self-nominating please type your own name, or if you're nominating someone else please type their name. Alternatively, if you're nominating on behalf of a media outlet please enter that outlet.
 
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Supporting Arguments

Please provide any information that will help the judge understand the context and impact of your articles. If you're providing a supporting argument for a publication, you should describe what advances your publication made in the year of 2016 including success at editorial or commercial levels. 600 words max.
Thanks and good luck! We'll be in touch soon with more information regarding the Awards night itself on Friday, the 23rd of March, 2018.

You will receive an email to confirm this nomination. If you do not receive a confirmation, you may confirm your entry by emailing craigd@mediaconnect.com.au or by calling the MediaConnect office.

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