Network 10 renews support of the Harry Potter Award

The Kennedy Foundation has announced Network 10 as the sponsor for the Harry Potter Award for Outstanding Television News Reporting.

The announcement:

The Kennedy Foundation is delighted to welcome back Network 10 as sponsor of the coveted Harry Potter Award for Outstanding Television News Reporting in the 10th Anniversary NRMA Kennedy Awards for Excellence in Journalism.

The Harry Potter Award is always a sentimental highlight of the Kennedys, to be staged this year at the Australian Turf Club’s Royal Randwick Grand Ballroom on Friday, August 6.

Announcing the renewed sponsorship of the Harry Potter Award, Kennedy Foundation chairman, Rocco Fazzari, thanked Network 10 for its continued commitment to excellence in journalism and the memory of an industry legend.

“The late, great Harry Potter was the face of crime reporting at Network 10. Harry was a true professional who set important standards for television news reporting and it is very fitting for 10 to once again recognise Harry’s contribution to journalism and those who follow in his famous footsteps,” Mr Fazzari said.

Mr Ross Dagan, 10s Network Director of News Content said: “As the awards mark their 10th year, Network 10 is proud to continue its association and in doing so acknowledge our late, great colleague, Harry Potter.

“Now more than ever we need to honour those who are achieving at their highest and helping to set journalism standards, as Harry did over many decades at 10.”

Entries close in ten days for the 10th Anniversary NRMA Kennedy Awards for Excellence in Journalism.

The finalists in all 33 competitive categories will be announced on Wednesday, July 21 during the next Sydney Media Club lunch at City Tattersalls Club after deliberation by our teams of experienced judges.

You can enter the awards for a tax-deductible donation of $50 for each item of work broadcast or published between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021.

There is no limit to the number of entries if each is registered separately. Entry for every unrelated item of work or for a series of related stories (maximum of five) is covered by the $50 entry fee.

(Please note the entry fee does NOT cover a gala ticket. The Kennedy Foundation counts on employers to cover the gala ticket costs for its nominees.)

In the category of Outstanding Podcast an edited compilation of relevant material broadcast can be entered and should not exceed five minutes in duration.

For video entries we suggest you upload your video to YouTube or Vimeo, if there is not an existing link to the piece. Dropbox and High Tail can also be used to provide links.

For the $25,000 Journalist of the Year, Best Columnist, Political Reporting, Young Journalist of the Year and Racing Writer you are able to enter a body of work up to a maximum of five pieces under a single $50 entry.

In the Young Journalist of the Year category entrants qualify if they are yet to turn 27 by June 30. For all other entries competing against one’s self is allowed and an entry fee is applicable for each item of work submitted.

The annual NRMA Kennedy Awards are staged by the Kennedy Foundation, a registered charity supporting media professionals in hardship, with compassion in confidence.

Source: Kennedy Awards media release


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