National Press Club

Last chance: Forget taxes! File your entry in for the NPC Awards, deadline April 15

April 14, 2014 | By Will Lester | wjlester@aol.com

The deadline for entering the National Press Club journalism contest has been extended until April 15.

The Club wants to see your best journalism from 2013 in its contest, so if you’ve got an entry, send it in now.

The deadline was April 1 but has been extended for two weeks. Find details on the different awards categories and how to enter the contest here.

This is the first year entries may be submitted online, and contestants are also welcome to send them in by mail, with a postmark no later than April 15. No matter the method, the most important thing is to make sure and send in your entries.

The contest will award prizes for photos, in breaking news competition for print/online and for broadcast, and in many other categories.

The awards will be presented at an annual awards dinner at the Club July 30.

The contest is open to Club members and non-members. Entry is free for club members and $50 for non-members.

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 Club, the world's leading professional organization for journalists with more than a century of playing a leading role in journalism and in the nation’s capital.

The contest includes awards for political reporting, regional reporting on Washington, international coverage, consumer reporting, online journalism and newsletter journalism. It also includes a group of awards for areas as diverse as reporting on the welfare of animals, coverage of the journalism industry, the aviation industry, problems facing the elderly and humor writing.