Rules of the competition

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The Discovery Health Journalism Awards is open to all fulltime and freelance journalists in South Africa, employed by any South African media house.

All entries must consist of articles or reports that appeared in South African print, online or broadcast media. Print submissions must be from media that publish daily, weekly, monthly or quarterly. Entries from annual publications will not be accepted. Broadcast submissions must be material from hard news, current affairs, or health and lifestyle programmes.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL ENTRIES

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There is no entry fee.

Entries must be submitted online at www.discoveryhealthjournalismawards.co.za. Please use the link provided on the Discovery Health Journalism Awards page.

The entrant and their editor must confirm the entry.

Only five entries (in total) for each journalist will be accepted.

It is not permissible to enter the same piece in more than one category, except in the Young Upcoming Health Journalist of the Year category.

THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION MUST ACCOMPANY EACH ENTRY:

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Name of the entrant and the media organisation they work for.

Completed online form for each entry.

Topic and one sentence description of submitted work.

Date of published or broadcast material.

The category the work is to be entered into.

Copies of the submitted work.

Short biography (no more than half a page) and a recent photograph.

Written summary of up to 500 words, outlining the context, background, rationale and motivation of each entry.

CONFIRMATION OF RECEIVED ENTRIES

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Entrants will receive an email confirmation that entries have been received and logged.

The sponsors reserve the right to substitute prizes if the award prizes are, for any reason, unavailable. Prizes are not transferable.

In the interests of transparency, entrants are kindly requested to submit evidence of any significant challenge to the accuracy or fairness of the work they are entering into the awards. This includes published letters, corrections, retractions, and responses by the relevant publication.

Work appearing in year-end publications will be accepted as long as the publication appeared on shelves or was distributed before the end of 2016.

Work representing any of the official South African languages will be accepted.

RULES FOR PRINT MEDIA ENTRIES

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Journalists may not enter more than three articles per category. Journalists are not allowed to enter the same article for different categories.

Applications with more than three entries per category will be disqualified.

Each entry must be accompanied by one copy of the article or editorial as it was published as well as the published date and name of publication.

RULES FOR RADIO AND TV ENTRIES

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Reporters, presenters and producers working for radio and television may submit entries in both categories, up to a maximum of three entries per category.

Applications with more than three entries per category will be disqualified.

The length of the recorded news report should not exceed five minutes.

Radio and television entries must be accompanied by a script or transcript of the content on the recordings.

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