2010 ANZ Championship Media Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2010 ANZ Championship Media Awards.

The Awards were introduced in 2009, to celebrate the quality, breadth and insight of media reporting of the ANZ Championship. 

Now in its third year, the ANZ Championship has rapidly established itself as the world’s leading cross-country netball competition.  It features five Australian and five New Zealand teams playing 14 home and away rounds, followed by the Finals Series in July.

The ANZ Championship Media Awards are open to all journalists, photographers and broadcasters whose work appeared in the Australian or New Zealand media between 1 March and 16 July 2010.  To be eligible for selection the work must have been published with a media outlet other than the official ANZ Championship website and publications.

Download an entry form

Award Categories
Awards will be presented in the following categories:

1. Print Story
The story must be relevant to the ANZ Championship, be accurate, innovative and informative, and must use correct reference to the competition name (ANZ Championship). A copy of the published story must be sent with your entry form. A maximum of two submissions will be accepted from each journalist.

2. Online / Electronic Story
The story must be relevant to the ANZ Championship, be accurate, innovative and informative, and must use correct reference to the competition name (ANZ Championship). A copy of the published story must be sent with your entry form. A maximum of two submissions will be accepted from each journalist.

3. Television News or Feature Story
The story must be accurate, innovative and informative, and must use correct reference to the competition name (ANZ Championship). A copy of the story must be submitted in DVD format.

4. Radio Interview or Feature
The story must be accurate, innovative and informative, must show the balance of an issue, and must use correct reference to the competition name (ANZ Championship). A copy of the entry must be submitted in CD format.

5. Best Photograph
The photograph must be an action shot highlighting the contest, skill and athleticism of the competition and its athletes. A copy of the photograph in its published form must be sent or emailed with your entry. 

Entry Details
Nominations for the 2010 ANZ Championship Media Awards close at 5pm AEST, Friday 23 July 2010.

Prizes
The winner of each award will receive a cash prize of NZ$1,000.

Judging Panel
The judging panel will comprise three members, to be announced shortly. Winners will be notified by phone and announced on a media release issued by ANZ Championship in the first week of August 2010.

2009 Winners
The 2009 Media Awards attracted 58 entries across the five categories.  The winners were:

Best Print Story
Dana Johannsen, The Herald (NZ): Head-to-head for two

Best Online / Electronic Story
Penny Miles, stuff.co.nz: Netball’s Salary Cap 

Best Television News or Feature Story
Julie Ash, TVNZ News: Althea Byfield and The Pulse Win

Best Radio Interview or Feature
Peter Walsh, ABC Radio: Grand Final preview

Best Photograph (pictured right)
Mark Taylor, Waikato Times: ANZ Championship Preliminary Final, Mystery Creek, Waikato/Bay of Plenty Magic v Adelaide Thunderbirds