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Change of submission date for Kent Press & Broadcast Award entries

April, 2020

In a bid to give all journalists a fair opportunity to enter the Kent Press & Broadcast Awards, the entry deadline has been extended.

The Kent Press & Broadcast Awards aim to celebrate the work of the county’s media, they’re part of Maxim’s determination to do what we can to support the media.

At this time there are two ways we can do this:

  1. By providing swift responses to media enquiries and sharing as much news as possible
  2. By reviewing the submission period for entries to KPBA

It may seem strange that we’re even referring to KPBA at all at this point, but as much as our coronavirus days are about the here and now, we must also look to the future. To the time after. To the return to whatever normal we find at the end of the crisis. Yes, things will have changed, but one thing is certain: no matter how different things may be we will always want – need – to celebrate achievements and recognise good work.

Which is why we’ve thought long and hard about how to ensure the current activities required for KPBA can be carried out with the least impact.

We’ve already received a good number of entries, and it’s been great to see furloughed journalists using the opportunity to make their submissions, but we also know there are many people who simply can’t access the files they need for their entries at this time.

With this in mind we have made some small changes to the submission process.

The closing date for entries has been moved back to 26 June 2020 but publication dates for all samples of work submitted as part of the entry must be between 6 April 2019 and 24 April 2020.

This gives people an additional two months to submit their entries, while not penalising those who have already done so (or impacting too heavily on the entry period for KPBA 2021).

It does mean we will also have to push back the awards ceremony to a date to be confirmed in November, but we’re sure you’ll understand.

Finally, we must end this news with a very big thank you to everyone involved in KPBA: to our sponsors (including our venue the Spitfire Ground St Lawrence), and every journalist who has ever or will ever enter the awards. We appreciate your work and your patience and we hope you are all safe and well in these difficult times.

Meantime, if you have any questions – or would like to know how to submit your entry by post – please do get in touch by emailing kpba@maxim-pr.co.uk or via your usual Maxim contact.

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