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Deadline is now to enter your best journalism from 2018

WASHINGTON, April 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The time has come to get those entries in to the National Press Club journalism contest. The deadline is Monday, April 15.

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The best journalism from 2018 - in areas like politics, breaking news, broadcast news, consumer news, foreign coverage, use of online news techniques and news photos - should be entered in the Press Club's annual journalism contest.

Most of the categories have cash prizes and some offer a year of free membership in the Press Club. Details on the prizes are here: http://press.org/about/awards. The fee is $60 for each entry, but there is no charge for Press Club members.

Entrants are encouraged to use the online entry method, but if you prefer, the Press Club will accept entries mailed in the traditional way as long as they are postmarked before the end of the day Monday. No matter which method, the most important thing is to make sure and enter your best journalism.

The National Press Club awards are intended to recognize the best in both traditional and newer forms of journalism. The competition offers journalists a chance to have their work recognized by the National Press Club, one of the leading journalism organizations in the country for more than a century.

The awards in the contest:

  • Breaking news (broadcast and print);
  • Consumer journalism (newspapers, periodicals and broadcast);
  • News photos;
  • Arthur Rowse Award for Press Criticism;
  • Washington regional reporting;
  • Newsletter journalism;
  • Joan M. Friedenberg Online Journalism Award;
  • Michael Dornheim Award (for coverage of defense, aerospace or the airline industry);
  • Lee Walczak Award for Political Analysis;
  • Ann Cottrell Free Animal Reporting Award;
  • Angele Gingras Humor Award;
  • Joseph D. Ryle Award for Excellence in Writing on the Problems of Geriatrics;
  • Edwin M. Hood Award for Diplomatic Correspondence (for coverage of diplomatic and foreign policy issues);
  • The Sandy Hume Memorial Award for Excellence in Political Journalism (for reporters 34 years old and younger).

The winners will be honored at an awards dinner at the National Press Club this summer. The date has not been set. If you need more information, contact Will Lester at wjlester@aol.com or call 410-271-7020.

 

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