National Lottery signs new Newsbrands Journalism Awards deal
The National Lottery has signed up to sponsor NewsBrands Ireland's annual Journalism Awards with a new three-year deal.
The awards will take place in Dublin's Mansion House on November 14 and feature a total of 26 categories spanning all areas and disciplines of modern journalism.
Entry to the Journalism Awards is open to any work published in print, website, online, mobile, video, audio or any other news delivery format from any NewsBrands Ireland member title.
This year sees the addition of three new digital categories: Best News Website/App, Podcast of the Year and Best Use of Video.
Tim Vaughan has been announced as the new chair of the judging panel. A former editor of the Irish Examiner for more than 15 years, he is now head of content and corporate communications at the global employee communications company, Poppulo.
Speaking about his new role, Tim said: "Despite the challenges journalism is under, there's really outstanding work being done across the newspaper sector, week in, week out. So, it's great that NewsBrands are showcasing the very best of Irish journalism and it's an honour to have been asked to chair the judging panel."
Commenting at the launch of this year's awards, Vincent Crowley, chairman of NewsBrands Ireland, said: "We are delighted to welcome Tim Vaughan as our new judging panel chairperson. Tim's vast experience, knowledge and integrity will be of great benefit to the entire judging process.
"Thanks once again to all in the National Lottery for their continued support."
Dermot Griffin, chief executive of the National Lottery, said: "The National Lottery is honoured to continue to sponsor the Journalism Awards for the next three years. We have a very successful partnership with NewsBrands Ireland and we are delighted to be involved in this important awards initiative."
The eligibility period for this year's NewsBrands Ireland Journalism Awards is from July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019.
Entries will open in July 2019.