FAQ's

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions relating to registration, submission and logistics.

Should you have any questions which may not be covered in this section, please contact us vjoy@journalist.vodacom.co.za

MY PIECE WAS CREATED AFTER THE CUT-OFF DATE – CAN I SUBMIT IT NOW FOR VJOY 2019?
Only submissions published or broadcast during the specified period, are eligible for entry in the VJOY Awards. Any work published or broadcast afterwards, would not be eligible for entry in this year’s competition.

I AM WORRIED THE QUALITY OF MY PIECE WILL NOT BE APPRECIATED CORRECTLY IF SUBMITTED ONLINE?
We understand that you would like your piece to be judged in its original format. However, all of the judges have been selected for their expertise in their various fields and can envisage the original presentation.

I MADE AN ERROR ON MY REGISTRATION OR SUBMISSION FORM AND NEED TO EDIT IT?
Once you have submitted your piece, you will be able to access it to edit your submission details until it has gone through a quality-control process. Once this process has occurred you will be locked out from editing it further.

If you are locked out and need to edit your submission details, please contact us and remember to include your reference number. We will unlock your submission so that you can edit and re-confirm it.

WHAT FILE FORMATS CAN I USE TO UPLOAD MY WORK?
Video will be accepted in the following format:
.flv .mpg, .mp4., .avi
Resolution should be at least 320 x 240 pixels

Documents will be accepted in the following format:
doc, .docx, .pdf, .jpg, .jpeg

Images will be accepted as
.jpg, .jpeg.
At least 72dpi and 1024 x 768 resolution

Audio Files will be accepted in the following format:
.wav, .mp3, .ai.
At least 16khz, mono

The maximum upload size per file is 400MB

HOW DO I PROVE WHEN MY PIECE WAS PUBLISHED?
When submitting online, you must upload a scan / photo of the page where the piece was printed which clearly shows the dateline and publication name. If broadcast or online, you need to provide proof of when and where it was aired or published.

 
 
 

WHAT ARE THE REGIONS OF ENTRY?

REGION A: Gauteng
REGION B: Free State, Northern Cape, Northwest and Limpopo
REGION C: KZN and Mpumalanga
REGION D: Eastern Cape
REGION E: Western Cape