Frequently Asked Questions


Got a question about the Kent Press & Broadcast Awards? If it's not listed below, please email and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.


Can I nominate someone to win an award?


No. Entrants have to submit examples of their work so must complete the entry form themselves. That said, if you know someone you think deserves an award, why not give them a nudge to enter? 


How do I fill in the entry form?


There is  a Word form or a PDF - use whichever you prefer. You can either print it out, complete it by hand and scan it or download something like Acrobat Reader to fill in the PDF online. Then email, post or hand deliver it. 


I'm a press officer/PR/comms pro. Can I enter?


Unfortunately these are not the awards you're looking for. The Kent Press & Broadcast Awards are open to any print, broadcast or online journalist whose audience is primarily in Kent.


What are the qualifying dates for examples of work?


Publication dates for all samples of work must be between 25 April 2020 to 23 April 2021.


When's the deadline for entries?

Entries must be received by 5pm on Friday 7 May 2021. (See question 4 regarding the eligibility period.)


What is the entry period for The 2020 Award?


The entry period is the same as for all other awards – 25 April 2020 to 23 April 2021. Yes, we know this isn’t 2020, but it does acknowledge the impact of 2020, which is still being felt in 2021.


Can I submit examples of work as hard copies?


Yes - absolutely! We have assumed that it will be easier for people to enter online but if that's not the case, please submit four copies of each sample of work, whether that be a single article or an entire magazine. As the office is closed at this time, please email us to arrange delivery of hard copies.


How can I submit large files?


Use something like WeTransfer or Dropbox – just remember to include a covering note so we know which entry they belong to.


The category I usually enter isn’t listed, why can’t I enter?


You can still enter. The impact of the pandemic means we have had to reduce the number of categories in the 2021 awards, suspending some. We are sorry if your category is not listed here, instead we ask that you please consider entering The 2020 Award.


Why is there no magazine/ newspaper/ programme/ website of the year?


The impact of the pandemic means we have had to reduce the number of categories in the 2021 awards, suspending some. This was a difficult decision to make and is only temporary. The categories for 2021 were selected to celebrate individual journalists because it was felt this was the most inclusive way to ensure this year’s awards could go ahead. Magazines, newspapers, programmes and websites are all welcome to enter The 2020 Award instead.