National Press Club

National Press Club Journalism Contest goes online

February 5, 2014 | By Will Lester |

The National Press Club wants to see examples of the best journalism from 2013 in its annual Journalism Contest, and, for the first time, will allow contestants to send their entries in online.

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

"The National Press Club is recognized as the world's leading professional organization for journalists, and the prestige of the annual awards is a reflection of the high standing with which the Club is held by peers," Club President Myron Belkind said. "I am pleased that this year for the first time submissions can be made online, and I hope this will encourage more journalists to submit entries so that the Club truly recognizes the best in journalism."

The awards will be presented at an annual awards dinner at the Club this summer.

Now is the time for journalists to look for their best work and prepare their entries for the contest. The deadline is April 1. For details on the different awards categories and how to enter the contest, click here.

Entrants are encouraged to use the online entry method, but if you prefer, the Club will accept entries mailed in the traditional way as long as they are postmarked before the deadline. 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 nation's leading journalism organizations 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.