National Press Club

National Press Club Wants to See Your Best News Photography

February 10, 2014 | By Will Lester |

The National Press Club is looking for the best news photos taken in 2013.

The photo competition is the newcomer to the Press Club journalism awards contest. The Club invites photographers and news organizations to enter. The two contest categories are “best spot news photo” and “best news picture story.”


_Spot news entries should be a news photo of an unplanned event that is spontaneous.
_News picture story entries should be a series of pictures that tell a news story that are the work of a single news photographer. The story should be a series of photos (any number up to a total of 9).

The deadline to submit entries is April 1 and the contest is open to Press Club members and non-members. Entry is free for press club 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 technical specifics about photo entries and to make submissions, click here

The prize for each photo category is a free year’s Club membership.

There are other awards categories including some for are for print, online and broadcast. They are for breaking news, political reporting, regional reporting on Washington, international coverage, consumer reporting, online journalism and newsletter journalism. The contest 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.