National Press Club

Humorous writing to be rewarded in NPC journalism contest

March 17, 2014 | By Lisa Friedman

Consider whether you’ve got the funny writing touch to win the Angele Gingras Humor Award. Named for a longtime National Press Club member who found the funny in news coverage, this award in the National Press Club’s journalism contest honors humor writing.

Past winners have made judges giggle and snort with observations about how the former head of the CIA couldn’t even cover up a love affair; the experience of visiting a Wal-Mart; and life in the nation’s capital.

The award is given for a body of work. To apply, please submit three examples of a humor feature or column that appeared in a general circulation newspaper or online journalism site in 2013. The winner will receive $750.

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

For the first time, entries may be submitted online or by the more traditional use of mail. For more information click here.