IRN Awards 2021 now open for radio entries

Entries are now open for the IRN Awards with Sky News for 2021 with a closing date of 5pm on Thursday 22nd April 2021.

IRN Awards entry is free but only open to teams and individuals working at IRN Newslink client stations – except for the Student Journalist of the Year category – and the entry must comprise material broadcast originally between 1st January 2020 and 31st December 2020.

The period covers the US Presidential election, Brexit and the Black Lives Matter movement.

The IRN Gold Award will also be presented to an outstanding individual 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

The ceremony itself is scheduled to take place on Thursday 15th July.

There are 12 categories and you can start submitting your entries via

  • 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 Interview
  • Best Sports Coverage
  • Newcomer of the Year
  • Student Journalist of the Year – supported by the BJTC
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Posted on Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021 at 3:02 pm by Duty Reporter

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