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Entries open for 2020 Media Awards

February 26, 2020

Entries for the 2020 MotorSport New Zealand Media Awards are now open to any journalist or photographer representing a media outlet that meets our criteria who has covered a motorsport event in the past 12 months. 

The overarching goal of the MSNZ media awards is to promote and recognise the coverage of New Zealand motorsport in the media, primarily the mainstream media. We thank you for your efforts to provide the words, images, and audio/visual content of New Zealand motorsport via the many outlets which cover the sport.

This year we will be accepting Social Media pages/channels as a media outlet, provided that the page/channel as over 5000 followers or the content received over 1500 views.

Please note, you DO NOT have to be accredited with MSNZ to enter, anyone who’s work meets the criteria is eligible.

Here are the award categories for 2020:

Photo Awards:

There are two awards for photographers, comprising of the Photographer of the Year Award and the President’s Award for a single shot.

Journalist/Reporter of the Year:

The MotorSport Journalist/Reporter of the Year Award is open to all journalists and reporters from any media outlet such as news websites, newspapers, television, large social media channels, etc.

The award recognises journalistic content (Both news and feature) about any event, competition licence holder (past or present) or aspect of motorsport under the jurisdiction of MSNZ. A ‘journalistic piece’ is defined as less than 3500 words for written, or less than 5 minutes for video or audio.

Producer of the Year:

The Producer of the Year Award is open to all producers from any media outlet that meets our criteria (see below).

The award recognises audio or video content about any motorsport event, competition licence holder (past or present) or aspect of motorsport under the jurisdiction of MSNZ. 

PR Communicator of the Year:

The motorsport PR Communicator of the Year Award is open to all PR professionals representing a competition licence holder, event or championship under the jurisdiction of MSNZ.

The award recognises the contribution of PR professionals in gaining media coverage for motorsport in New Zealand.

This year we will be accepting social media campaigns as part of this award.

This year entries must be submitted online using the links below. Please note some entries require you to upload your entries to a file-sharing website, if you do not have access to one, please let us know and we will help you out.

Photo Awards: https://zfrmz.com/ZxHU6bQje6tGV3ZhcRCL

Journalist/Reporter of the Year: https://zfrmz.com/i73hHGLb8rvcdZD4NHdP

Producer of the Year: https://zfrmz.com/z2NyVLYB9zC0sIqLBNKi

PR Communicator of the Year: https://zfrmz.com/58wWODR5eN8sLVRbVo1k

Key dates:

  • Entries open – 26th February
  • Entries close – 3rd April
  • Judging – mid-late April
  • Finalists advised by 6th May
  • MotorSport NZ Awards night, Parliament Buildings, Wellington – 23 May

If you have any questions please contact jordie@motorsport.org.nz

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