It’s time to gather your best stories of the year! The 2019 IRE Awards contest is now open for submissions, and we can’t wait to see what you’ve done.

You’ll notice some changes to the number of or length of stories you can enter. Print entries are now limited to five primary pieces and audio and video entries are limited to one hour to streamline the judging process (There is still no limit to supplemental material.) Check out the FAQ page for more details and how these new limits might affect your entry.

We’ve also simplified our entry process by using Wufoo forms. We hope you’ll find entering the IRE Awards straightforward and easy.

As with any new model, we may need to tweak some things as we move forward. Please check out the new rules and let us know if you have any questions. You can reach me at [email protected] or Contest Committee chair Jennifer LaFleur at [email protected]

Eligible entries must have been published or aired between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2019. The deadline for submissions is January 12, 2020.

For details on how to enter, go here. To view past winners, go here.