We received a record number of entries for the 2018 INSP Awards – with a whopping 275 submissions from 49 street papers in 27 countries.
The highest number of entries ever makes this year’s Awards more hotly-contested than ever, with 11 gongs up for grabs across editorial and impact categories, including Best Cover, Best Design, Best Online Presence and Best Campaign.
Next week, we will be announcing the nominees in the editorial categories, which will reveal the Top 10 entries in each category heading on to our shortlisting panel, who will select the finalists.
The final judging panel will select the winners, ahead of the Awards ceremony in August as part of the Global Street Paper Summit in Glasgow, where the victors will be revealed.
The 2018 judges are an esteemed panel of experts, including photographers, journalists and entrepreneurs.
The full judging panel:
- Severin Carrell, Scotland Editor, The Guardian
- David Duke MBE, Founder and CEO, Street Soccer Scotland
- Becky Duncan, Photographer and Director, Open Aye
- Arun Gandhi, Peace campaigner, Grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, Author and former Times of India Journalist
- Belinda Goldsmith, Editor-in-Chief, Thomson Reuters Foundation
- Jamie Jefferson, Chief Creative Officer, Equator
- Mark Neil, Art Director, Premium Magazines
- Elizabeth Partyka, Senior Advisor, STV
- Mariane Pearl, Journalist and Author
- Freek Spinnewijn, Director, FEANTSA
- Andrew Stevenson, Co-Founder, Tangent Graphic
- David Tovey, Photographer and Artist, ONE Festival of Homeless Arts
- Will Tyler-Greig, Head of Social Enterprise, Social Innovation and Social Investment, Scottish Government
- Bruce Waddell, Media Consultant and Former Newspaper Editor
- Petra Wetzel, Founder and Managing Director, WEST Brewery
You can read about the 2017 winners here, and don’t forget to check back next week when the nominees are announced.