Judges welcome submissions from editors wishing to nominate their deputy for special recognition. Nominees need not carry the deputy editor title, but they must be the de facto deputy to the editor (e.g. managing editor, assistant editor, executive editor etc). The submission should give evidence of the deputy's superb day-to-day editorial support, as well as examples of creativity, initiative, leadership and audience understanding that mark out the nominee as a likely editor of the future.

Please submit a supporting statement of no more than 500 words. Please include a word count.



Editors should submit a statement outlining why they think their ‘deputy’ is the best. 


The judges will be looking for:

·         Evidence of invaluable support to the editor

·         Would the nominee be a likely editor of the future?  Must show evidence of:

- creativity

- initiative

- leadership

- audience understanding

Please complete the form below and send it with the statement and payment to the BSME Office. Please send the completed entry form and statement as a word document on a USB stick, with a print-out on A4 paper. Please keep a copy for your records.

Either pay online (click here) or send a cheque made payable to the BSME with your entry. The entry fee is £95.00 + VAT for BSME members and £120.00 + VAT for Non-BSME members (to qualify for the BSME rate the chief sub/production editor must have been a member of the BSME during the period 1 January to 31 December 2018. If you had temporary membership from entering the main BSME 2018 Awards you must pay the non-member rate).

A VAT receipt will be sent out in due course

Mark your entry Talent Awards and add the name of your title. Send it to: BSME Administration, Gill Branston & Associates, 137 Hale Lane, Edgware, Middlesex HA8 9QP

Entries will be accepted only between 10.00am and 4.00pm, Monday to Friday

Incomplete entries will not be processed

Entries received without payment will not be processed

Entries and supporting material will not be returned