Chance to shine for Yorkshire’s media stars

Stars of the media industry across Yorkshire and The Humber will have the chance to shine at this year’s O2 Media Awards.

Once again there’s no fee to enter any of the award categories which cover print, broadcast and on-line journalism as well as entertainment, social and community media.

“The O2 awards recognise media talent in all its forms. We are looking forward to another truly memorable year of entries showcasing the region’s top media performers.” said Nicola Green, Director of Corporate Affairs at O2.

Individual and team categories for the region’s print and broadcast journalists remain. Yorkshire’s Best Writer award returns and there are two awards focusing on how the media support and promote their local communities.

Yorkshire-based maker of news, sport and entertainment programmes will have the opportunity to showcase their work, while judges will also be on the look out for the best media organisation or individual in the O2 Stand Out Award.

Deadline for entries is April 26, 2018. Only work published or broadcast between May 3, 2017 and April 6, 2018 is eligible for the individual and team categories.

Judging panels will meet in May and shortlisted nominees will be announced in June. All nominees will be invited to the awards presentation on July 5, 2018, where category winners will be crowned.

The O2 Media Awards have the support of ITV and BBC, the Press Association and leading newspaper publishers. Judges are made up of experts from the media industry and include working journalists, editors and publishers, writers and producers.

Details of the O2 Media Awards for the North West of England will be announced soon.

This year’s categories are:

  • News Reporter
  • Broadcast Presenter
  • Best Writer
  • Television Journalist
  • Sports Journalist
  • Young Journalist
  • Radio Journalist
  • Camera Operator
  • News Programme
  • Sports Programme
  • Entertainment Programme
  • On-line Media
  • Best Newspaper
  • Magazine & Specialist Publication
  • Community Publication
  • Community Journalism
  • Most Memorable
  • Best Team
  • O2 Stand Out

Entry forms and criteria information are available by contacting Rossiter Media on 01829 741371 or by e-mail request to

Journalists can contact the Virgin Media O2 press office on: 01753 565656
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