ECB Domestic Cricket Journalism Award entries open

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Entries for the 13th annual ECB Domestic Cricket Journalism Awards have opened.

The awards are presented in association with the Cricket Writers’ Club to recognise the very best of domestic cricket journalism during 2023, across five categories.

The closing date for entries is 5pm Friday, 16 February 2024. Entries for each award must follow the below requirements and be sent via email in the form of PDF or MP3 files to: matt.somerford@ecb.co.uk

AWARD CATEGORIES

Christopher Martin-Jenkins Young Cricket Journalist of the Year

This category is open to any newspaper, online or broadcast journalist who was under the age of 30 on 1 January 2023. Each entrant is required to submit a maximum of three examples of their coverage of women’s and/or men’s domestic cricket, preferably including evidence of exclusive stories or original material, which must have been published or broadcast after 1 January 2023 and before 31 December 2023. Entries should also include a promotional introduction of no more than 200 words.

2022 winner: Taha Hashim

Christopher Martin-Jenkins Domestic Cricket Broadcaster of the Year

This award is restricted to live commentary only with each entrant required to submit an example of live commentary from a women’s or men’s domestic fixture staged in 2023. This should be between 15 and 20 minutes in length and uninterrupted but may also feature contributions from a co-summariser. There is no age restriction for this award and entries should also include a promotional introduction of no more than 200 words.

2022 winner: Ed Seabourne

Regional Newspaper of the Year

This category is open to any daily, evening or weekly regional newspaper in England and Wales. Entrants are required to submit examples of their newspaper’s coverage of domestic cricket – with examples from either, or both, professional and recreational cricket – with a maximum of five articles. All articles must have been published after 1 January 2023 and before 31 December 2023.

Entrants are required to supply a short statement of no more than 200 words explaining how the publication improved its coverage of domestic cricket in 2023. The panel will factor in the resources available to all shortlisted titles before making its final decision.

2022 winner: Liverpool Echo

Outstanding Newspaper Coverage of Domestic Cricket

Entrants can submit up to three examples of coverage of domestic cricket – news stories, interviews, match coverage, etc – or a more general submission outlining the quantity and quality of coverage during 2023. Entries should also include a summary, of no more than 200 words, to outline your newspapers’ wider domestic coverage across men’s, women’s and disability cricket.

2022 winner: Liverpool Echo

Outstanding Online Coverage of Domestic Cricket

Entrants can submit specific examples of domestic coverage (up to three), or a more general submission of coverage for the domestic 2023 season. Entries should also include a summary, of no more than 200 words, to outline your outlet’s wider domestic coverage across men’s, women’s and disability cricket.

2022 winner: The Cricketer (online)

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