Editorial Executive of the Year deadline extended. Canon awards entries close tonight.

Editorial Executive of the Year deadline extended. Canon awards entries close tonight.

Wednesday, February 15

Entries to the 2017 Canon Media Awards are already well past last year’s record of 1600. Entrants have until midnight tonight to complete their submissions.

Please note we have extended the deadline for Editorial Executive of the Year until Wednesday, March 1. We would appreciate you pointing this out to your senior managers as we would like to encourage more nominations. Up to three managers/supervisors/editors can be nominated by each company or organisation.

Go to to enter Editorial Executive of the Year (see below for entry criteria).

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We have received a good number of entries to the $6000 senior nib health scholarship but would like to encourage more entries to the $4000 junior nib health scholarship.
The junior entry criteria has been widened this year to allow more people to enter. Entrants must be aged 26 or under or, if older, have no more than three years’ experience (which does not include time studying journalism at a tertiary institution) on a New Zealand newspaper, magazine or credible website. Go to to enter. Please let us know if you would like a time extension to get your proposal together.

Criteria for Editorial Executive of the Year Sponsored by ASB
This award is to recognise dynamic and innovative leadership at a senior level in journalism and the media. The winner will receive the ASB Editorial Executive of the Year cup.
• Nominations and entry for Editorial Executive of the Year must be made by a senior supervisor or manager. The candidate must have been employed in a leadership role by a New Zealand-based media organisation during 2016. Publishers may nominate up to three candidates. In the case of multiple candidates, separate entries will need to submitted.
• Entries should consist of a statement, of up to 500 words, written by the supervisor or manager, outlining how the candidate’s leadership benefited staff, the company and its objectives, the audience and any other stakeholders.
• The statement should explain the candidate’s leadership achievements in 2016, how this benefited his/her department, division, publication or organisation as a whole. Details could include efforts to create a new product or products; work to rejuvenate a struggling product or increase readership; efforts to bring about change or achieve a vision; work to build a cohesive team; examples of going the extra mile to achieve a common goal; work to foster journalism and build audiences across multiple platforms; leadership that benefited colleagues, peers and other staff.
• Supporting statements should include specific examples of how some or all of the above were achieved.
Winners will be announced at an awards dinner on Friday, May 19, 2017, at The Langham in Auckland. Tickets will go on sale next month.

Entry instructions
1. Go to
2. If you already have an Award Force account as a result of entering another Award Force award (for example Panpa), please log in. If you have forgotten your password, click on the link that reads "Have you forgotten your password?". This is on the log-in form, just above the 'Log in' button.
3. If you don’t already have an Award Force account, please register (your password must be at least 8 characters) and follow the steps to complete your profile.
4. Before you click on “Start new entry” you will need to go to your email and click on the verification link (in an email from the Newspaper Publishers’ Association). You may need to refresh the web page.
5. Once you begin the entry process you can "save + close" your entry/entries and go back to edit them later.
6. Once you submit an entry, you can go back into the system at any time to make changes – up until the entry deadline of midnight, February 15, 2017.

For further information:
Or contact: Jane Phare, NPA Awards Director, phone 021 500 995 or Rick Neville, NPA Editorial Director 021 279 6447
#cmanz2017 @CanonNZ #LanghamAuckland


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