Awards Entry Guidelines

The 2021 RTDNA Canada Awards are presented for the best in Audio, Video and Digital journalism first published in 2020.

Entries for the 2021 Awards are now closed. Please check back in late 2021 for information on 2022 Awards submissions.


You are invited to enter the 2021 RTDNA Regional and National Awards for Excellence in the following categories:

  • Audio-Visual Storytelling *New Award*
  • Breaking News
  • Continuing Coverage
  • Enterprise Journalism
  • Excellence in Data Storytelling
  • Excellence in Editing *New Award*
  • Excellence in Innovation, Sponsored by Dejero
  • Excellence in Sports Reporting
  • Excellence in Social
  • Excellence in Sound
  • Excellence in Video
  • Feature News
  • Graphics *New Award*
  • Investigative Excellence
  • News App
  • News Information Program
  • News – Live Special Events
  • Opinion  
  • Overall Excellence in Digital
  • Podcast
  • Radio Newscast
  • Sports app
  • Sports – Live Special Events
  • TV Newscast

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Important Dates:

December 16, 2020 – Entry period opens
December 16, 2020 – January 31, 2021 – Early Bird period
January 31, 2021 – Early Bird Deadline EXTENDED
January 16 – February 21, 2021 – Regular entry fee period
February 21 – Final Entry Deadline
Mid-April 2021 – Regional nominees announced
Late-April 2021 – Regional Winners Announced – West | Prairies | Central | East
May 2021 – National & Best Canadian Local News nominees announced
Spring 2021 – National & Best Canadian Local News winners announced  

NOTE: 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 the National winners in Spring 2021.