The Society of Editors in the UK have opened entries to ‘The Press Awards for 2011’ today. The Awards will celebrate the best of British national newspaper journalism in 2011. There are a total of 33 categories of awards including Photographer Of The Year and Sports Photographer Of The Year. The closing date for entries is Tuesday 24 January 2012. A shortlist will be announced on Friday 17 February 2012. The Press Awards which will culminate with a glittering gala dinner at the Lancaster London Hotel, Lancaster Gate, on Tuesday 20 March, 2012, are organised on behalf of the industry by the Society of Editors. Proceeds will help to fund the Society of Editors’ campaigning for press freedom and the Journalists’ Charity.
The Society of Editors works to protect the freedom of the media that is part of the universal right to freedom of expression and champions the importance of a vital news media to a democratic society.