19 FEB - FULL DETAILS TO FOLLOW
It's the most wonderful time of the year....time to start getting your entries together for the 2020 IRN Awards in association with Sky News.!
The national headlines have been dominated by Brexit, a change of Prime Minister, a general election campaign, terror attacks in London, Sri Lanka and New Zealand and a bittersweet year for the Royal family. But it's the stories that you invest in, the wide-ranging investigations, the news-making interviews and the special features which resonate with your audiences and make an impact.
Listeners continue to receive an outstanding service from commercial radio news teams so let's celebrate the quality and reliability of our journalism at the 2020 IRN Awards.
There are 12 categories – and you can start submitting your entries NOW via the 'How to Enter' page. Please note the TSA change for some categories from <>1M to <>1.5M.
News Team of the Year (hubs or stations over 1.5M TSA)
News Team of the Year (hubs or stations under 1.5M TSA)
Best News Special or Feature
Campaigning Journalism Award
Reporter of the Year (over 1.5M TSA)
Reporter of the Year (under 1.5M TSA)
Newsreader of the Year (over 1.5M TSA)
Newsreader of the Year (under 1.5M TSA)
Best Sports Coverage
Newcomer of the Year
Student Journalist of the Year - supported by the BJTC
We will also present the IRN Gold Award to an outstanding individual or news team judged to be worthy of recognition for a consistently high contribution to news and/or sport in UK commercial radio. This category cannot be entered but suggestions for recipients can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org