Judging Procedures and Criteria

The selection of judges for RTDNA Canada 2021–2022 Awards is now open. These are awards to be presented in 2022 for journalism published in 2021.

Interested in volunteering to be a judge? You can register directly on RTDNA Canada’s Award site now:  https://rtdnaawards.com/judges

We want to expand and diversify our judging pool by recruiting different levels of experience; different skill sets; and a wider number of news entities including, but not limited to, editors, directors, photojournalists, employees at smaller news organizations or digital news entities, professors at post-secondary journalism schools, ex-journalists now working in other industries, retired journalists, producers, assignment editors, live co-ordinators, and chase producers.

If you have any questions, please contact us at awards@rtdnacanada.com

Members of RTDNA Canada appreciate the valuable contribution you make to improve broadcast and digital journalism by accepting the position of judging these prestigious awards. Thank you!

Awards Committee, RTDNA Canada
Karen Mitchell
Mieke Anderson
Colleen Schmidt

Note: The below information: Judging Procedure and Criteria (pdf), Judging Criteria and Rules, and Awards Categories, Regional and National, is being updated for the 2021–2022 Awards and will be posted shortly.

This information will help answer some of the questions that may arise while you are engaged in the judging process.


Click the button below to download / print the PDF version of the Judges Procedure and Criteria.