Call for Submission

EXCELLENCE IN ENVIRONMENT REPORTING

Recognizes a journalist or a team of journalists for outstanding reporting about issues surrounding the environment, nature, climate change and green energy.

Requirements for Submission

In order to be eligible for a Webster Award you must meet all of the following REVISED general requirements and the specific eligibility requirements for each award.

Judging Guidelines
  • Enterprise: What degrees of research, resourcefulness and persistence were exhibited in telling this story? Did a journalist initiate the story or was it a response to events?
  • Impact and Relevance: What was the impact on the community? What changed as a result of the story?
  • Choice: What creativity did the journalist show in choosing a particular story to tell?
  • Context: What did the story tell us about how we live now?
  • Craft: How creatively did the journalist exploit the unique narrative potentials of various media (print/text, digital, broadcast) to tell a complex story?
  • Originality: Has the ordinary been made new, or the extraordinary understandable?
  • Conflict: Were the elements of conflict clearly and fairly explained?
  • Balance: Was the entry fair to all those portrayed in and affected by the story?
Eligibility Rules
  • You must be a BC-based journalist, or if it is a team submission the majority of those on the team must be BC-based journalists,
  • For a team submission, be prepared to list each person’s name and the name of the city/town where they reside,
  • Submissions must report on stories of interest for BC audiences,
  • Only submissions published/aired between June 1 of the previous calendar year and May 31 of the current calendar year are eligible,
  • Submissions must have been published in journalism sources, including but not limited to, online, print, video, broadcast, podcast, radio, blogs, newscast, etc.
  • Submissions are encouraged from the gamut of media departments/sections, including news, sports, the arts, business, etc.
Submission Guidelines
  • You must complete an online form for each submission,
  • You can enter a story or series in only one category, however you can submit as many different entries as you like,
  • A fee of $25 per submission. Major credit cards will be accepted for payment,
  • Your submission must include a 200-word synopsis about the submission, explaining the story’s background, significance,impact and any other information you consider pertinent,
  • Aside from the synopsis, you must upload your major story to be reviewed, and should you be a finalist or the winner, this will be the story available for the public to access,
  • You may then include up to a MAXIMUM of 4 other uploads, to support your entry,
  • If uploading audio or video, a maximum of a sum total of 60 minutes is allowed for each submission. You may include one file of 60 minutes or several files of segments from your broadcast but do not edit the segments from how they appeared in the original broadcast,
  • For any submissions that appeared in hard copy/print, please upload a PDF showing the actual page(s) published and make sure it can be read,
  • Only one story should be in any PDF uploaded,
  • For online text-based submissions, or regarding submissions in the Multimedia category, please upload a readable screen grab as your story was displayed, or a PDF’d version of this, or if need be, provide a link to the story that is not behind a paywall,
  • For radio/audio/podcast entries, please provide an MP3 audio file no greater than 2GB in size,
  • For TV/Video entries, please provide a video in the following formats: MP4,MPG, or MPEG no greater than 2GB in size
Uploading Digital Files

You can submit a digital file up to 2GB but we recommend using a third-party storage where possible, and submitting a link instead.

Click the link below for guided instructions on how to use popular storage solutions.

Guided Help for Large Digital Files

There are a number of services that are dedicated to handling large files quickly, and securely.

Below are a list of popular services, but you can provide links to a digital file stored anywhere of your choosing, provided it’s not behind a paywall.

  1. MediaFire
  2. DropBox
  3. Google Drive
  4. Youtube
  5. Vimeo

Entry Information

Please enter and review carefully the spelling of all text/names you enter below as this information will be published/printed and used on certificates/trophies should your submission be a finalist or winner.

Entry Details

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Entry Materials

Main Entry Material

  1. The total length for all audio / video for any one submission should total 60 minutes or less. If exceeding, only the first 60 minutes will be reviewed.
  2. All links and files must be publicly accessible, and not behind a paywall.
For large video files over 1GB in size, please consider using a third-party storage and pasting in a link to that file. See top of page for additional guidelines.

Supporting Entry Material


Contact Information


Payment Information

Enter a valid coupon code, if you have already pre-paid the submission fee.