Publishing

Individual, team, or publisher entries for excellence in online journalism. Only for non-paid, non-commercial content, published in accordance with the Press Code.

1) Publisher sites (mass appeal)

Code: PUB01

News or feature publishing sites intended to distribute information to a mass audience for non-brand purposes.

Entry Criteria: 

  • Quality of content

  • Design and User Experience (UX)

  • Evidence of meaningful change/new features (for previous entrants)

  • Meeting of business goals and results (please provide clear evidence)

ENTER OVER MULTIPLE YEARS?

No

2) Publisher Specialist Sites or Features

Code: PUB02

Permanent or temporary news or feature sites intended to distribute information to a niche audience, meaning it is aimed at communities of interest or geographic niche audiences, or for specific events or themes.

Think – World Cup site, or a Marikana commemoration feature.

Entry Criteria: 

  • Quality of content

  • Design and User Experience (UX)

  • Evidence of meaningful change/new features (for previous entrants)

  • Meeting of business goals and results (please provide clear evidence)

ENTER OVER MULTIPLE YEARS?

Yes - Previous winners must specify what has changed/improved

3) Mobile Content

Code: PUB03

News or feature content intended for consumption in APP or mobile friendly format.

Entry Criteria: 

  • Quality of content

  • Design and User Experience (UX)

  • Multimedia production & design (fit-for-format)

  • Evidence of meaningful change/new features (for previous entrants)

  • Meeting of business goals and results (please provide clear evidence)

ENTER OVER MULTIPLE YEARS?

No

4) Electronic Newsletters

Code: PUB04

Editorial content distributed via email.

Entry Criteria: 

  • Quality of content

  • Design and content elements

  • Open rates

  • Evidence of meaningful change/new features (for previous entrants)

  • Meeting of business goals & results (please provide clear evidence)

ENTER OVER MULTIPLE YEARS?

No

5) Social Media News Coverage

Code: PUB05

Use of social media platforms for single or cross-platform coverage of a major news event.

Think - Opening of parliament, a court case, or a natural disaster.

Entry Criteria: 

  • Quality of content

  • Design

  • Evidence of meaningful change/new features (for previous entrants)

  • Meeting of goals and results (please provide clear evidence)

ENTER OVER MULTIPLE YEARS?

No

6) User-Generated Content

Code: PUB06

Use of editorially aggregated or curated user-generated content in a news product to enhance the publication and achieve results.

Entry Criteria: 

  • Quality of content

  • Innovation

  • Evidence of meaningful change/new features (for previous entrants)

  • Meeting of goals and results (please provide clear evidence)

ENTER OVER MULTIPLE YEARS?

No

7) Data Stories

Code: PUB07

Use of data visualization and infographics to tell and illustrate stories.

Think - Election results, or Crime statistics.

Entry Criteria: 

  • Production quality

  • Quality of content

  • Creative excellence

ENTER OVER MULTIPLE YEARS?

No

8) Online News Videos

Code: PUB08

Use of online video for a news event.

Entry Criteria: 

  • Quality of content

  • Production quality

  • Creative excellence

  • Evidence of meaningful change/new features (for previous entrants)

  • Meeting of business goals & results (please provide clear evidence)

ENTER OVER MULTIPLE YEARS?

No

9) Live Event Coverage

Code: PUB09

Online coverage of a live news event in any combination of reporting/blogging/multimedia/social media format.

Think - Court cases or Natural disasters.

Entry Criteria: 

  • Quality of content

  • Production quality

  • Creative excellence

  • Evidence of meaningful change/new features (for previous entrants)

  • Meeting of business goals & results (please provide clear evidence)

ENTER OVER MULTIPLE YEARS?

No

10) Podcasts and Audio Streaming

Code: PUB10

An online audio story/feature/series of news actuality content. Content may be published on any platform.

Entry Criteria: 

  • Quality of content

  • Production quality

  • Evidence of meaningful change/new features (for previous entrants)

  • Meeting of business goals & results (please provide clear evidence)

ENTER OVER MULTIPLE YEARS?

No

11) News Innovation

Code: PUB11

A new, unique online news product or digital story presentation method - anything not yet done in the South African media.

Entry Criteria: 

  • Disruptive idea(s)

  • Unique display and design

  • Creative excellence

  • Integration: how well are all elements displayed in harmony – design, imagery, text, overall idea, integration of all components of entry

ENTER OVER MULTIPLE YEARS?

No