National Press Club

Best writing in diplomatic, foreign policy issues to be honored in Club journalism contest

February 8, 2018 | By Will Lester | wjlester@aol.com

Your best reporting and writing on diplomatic and foreign affairs for 2017 is wanted for the National Press Club’s annual journalism contest.

The winners in both print/online and broadcast will get the Edwin M. Hood Award for Diplomatic Correspondence.

The award is named for Hood, a distinguished diplomatic correspondent for The Associated Press and a founding member of the Club. Entrants must demonstrate an understanding of American foreign policy and how foreign affairs affect those policies.

Entries can be a single article or broadcast or a series of articles or broadcasts (maximum of 5) that will be judged as one unit.

Include a letter detailing how and why the piece or series broke fresh ground or how it brought clarity and understanding of foreign policy issues to the U.S. audience. There is a $750 prize for the winner in each category.

The deadline to submit entries is April 1, and the contest is open to Club members and non-members. Offering entries is free for Club members and costs $50 for non-members.

Entries may be submitted online or by the more traditional use of mail.

Winners will be honored at a dinner this summer at the Club.