Awards Entry Guidelines

The submission period for the 2023 Awards has closed.
The RTDNA Canada 2023 Awards are presented for the best in Audio, Video and Digital journalism first published in 2022.

Award categories for RTDNA Canada 2023 Regional and National Awards for Excellence are below. 

NEW for 2023: VJ Award
Audio-Visual Storytelling
Breaking News
Continuing Coverage – Multiplatform
Enterprise Journalism – Multiplatform
Excellence in Data Storytelling
Excellence in Editing
Excellence in Innovation, Sponsored by Dejero – Multiplatform
Excellence in Sports Reporting
Excellence in Social
Excellence in Video
Feature News
Investigative Excellence - Multiplatform
News Information Program
News – Live Special Events
Overall Excellence in Digital
TV Newscast

Important Dates:
December 9, 2022, 8:00 am ET – Submission period opens
February 3, 2023, 11:59 pm PT – Submission period closes (extended)
Note: there is no early bird pricing for 202

Finalists and Winners Announcements (anticipated)
March 2023 – Regional Awards finalists announced / National Awards finalists announced
April 2023 – Regional Awards winners announced / Best Canadian Local News Awards finalists announced
May/June 2023 – National Awards and Best Canadian Local News Awards winner announced at the RTDNA Canada Awards Gala

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Click on the button below to download / print the PDF version of the Submission Rules and Entry Guidelines: 

Click on the buttons below to download / print PDF versions of the Regional and National Awards Criteria and Description summary: 

Best Canadian Local News Awards
Winners of Regional Awards are automatically entered to compete for a Best Canadian Local News Award. No additional entry applications or fees are required.
Best Canadian Local News Award winners will be announced along with National Award winners at RTDNA Canada’s Annual National Awards Gala – date tbc, May/June 2023.