2017 HWPA MEDIA AWARDS

Posted by HWPA on September 21, 2017  |   No Comments »

Entries are now officially being invited for the media categories at the 2017 HWPA annual awards sponsored by the Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club.

Once again there will be two awards for journalists and two awards for photographers which will be presented at the HWPA’s awards lunch at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London on Monday 4 December.

However, the HWPA committee have decided that this year there will be a slight change to the journalist awards. Entrants will only be able to enter one category – either Reporter of the Year or Racing Writer of the Year.

It is hoped this will encourage more entries by giving as many journalists as possible the opportunity to be considered for an award.

Entries for all categories MUST be received by Saturday 7 October. Entry to the awards is restricted to members of the HWPA. Entries can be both print and online published material.

JOURNALIST AWARDS

REPORTER OF THE YEAR

Entrants need to submit three pieces of work written under deadline since last year’s awards (December 5, 2016). This could include news stories & live reporting & live race reports.

RACING WRITER OF THE YEAR

More considered material including features, colour writing or comment pieces.

Entrants should supply three pieces of work. Entries should be sent clearly stating which category is being entered and with the entrant clearly identified.

Entries with either PDFs attached or including links to relevant online material should be emailed to: hwpacontacts@gmail.com

PHOTOGRAPHERS AWARDS

Pictures taken between the 2016 Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe and 2017 race are eligible.

PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

A portfolio of six pictures, no bigger than A4 size produced using normal dark room techniques only.

PICTURE OF THE YEAR

One Image of identical dimensions produced using normal dark room techniques.

ENTRIES (clearly identifying the photographer) should be posted to:

Dan Abraham
28 Eagle Gardens
Bedford
MK41 7FE