Judging Procedures and Criteria

The selection of judges for RTDNA Canada 2024 Awards is now open. These are awards to be presented in 2024 for journalism published in 2023.

Interested in volunteering to be a judge? Please review the key details and dates in the Judging Criteria and Rules PDF, and then register on RTDNA Canada’s Award site here. If you registered to judge in 2023 you can log into the same account again this year. If you have forgotten your password please click on the ‘forgot password’ link and follow the instructions.

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

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

Members of RTDNA Canada appreciate the valuable contribution you make to improve audio, digital and video journalism by helping to judge these prestigious awards. Thank you!

Awards Committee, RTDNA Canada
Mary Nersessian – Chair
Espe Currie
Michael Goldberg
Sarah Mills
Janice Neil
Colleen Schmidt

Note:  The information below, Judging Criteria and Rules (PDF), Judging Dates and Deadlines, Judging Criteria and Rules – Quick Reference, Judging Conflict of Interest and Confidentiality, and Awards Categories and Submissions (PDFs): Award Submissions Rules and summary of Regional and National Awards, will help answer questions that may arise while you are engaged in the judging process.

Click the button below to download / print the PDF version of the Judging Criteria and Rules.