The Mumbai Press Club has invited nominations from journalists across the country for best stories in 10 categories for its coveted Redink Awards for excellence in journalism.
Journalists from print, television and digital media have been invited to submit their entries by February 28 for the awards which carry a total prize money of over Rs 20 lakhs, said a release here.
For the first time in its five-year history, the awards have been expanded to include television and visual stories on par with print and digital media.
In order to encourage investigative journalism and stories that make a difference, separate awards have been instituted for best writing and TV stories in categories of human rights and environment.
The Press Club has also introduced a special 'Journalist of the Year' award this year, the release said.
Other categories include business, politics, crime, sports, lifestyle and entertainment, 'Big Picture' of the year, science and technology and health.
The Redink Awards, the only national recognition for good journalism instituted by a professional body, have been created to raise the bar of news and feature writing in India and to encourage ethical standards in media, the release said.