Westpac Best News Story Award ($2,000)

Eligibility: Entries must relate to rural and regional Federal policy issues, with stories published or broadcast between October 31, 2022 and October 31, 2023. Entry is open to all paid up members of the National Rural Press Club.

Judging criteria: The award recognises outstanding work on a developing news story or daily round, under the pressure of deadlines. Stories will be judged according to their impact, newsworthiness, accuracy and timeliness.

Process: Applicants must submit a 200 word supporting summary of how the story came about, where it was published and/or broadcast, what impact it had and what feedback it generated. Submissions can be a single report or a series of reports on the same issue, with no more than three reports included per entry. PDF files, audio or video links of stories must also be provided. Please note, weblinks will not be accepted.

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