National Press Club

Washington regional reporters: Show us your best work

February 13, 2018 | By Will Lester |

The National Press Club wants to see the best 2017 work of journalists who explain the nation’s capital to folks from a hometown perspective.

This prize recognizes Washington-based regional reporters for outstanding efforts to provide a clear understanding of events, issues and politics of importance to a city, state or region. The winner gets a prize of $750.

The Club, the world's leading organization for journalists, has a deadline of April 1 for its journalism contest. Details on the different awards categories and how to enter the contest can be found online.

For members, entries are free, others pay $50 per entry. The awards will be given at a banquet this summer at the National Press Club.

Entrants are encouraged to enter online, but if you prefer, the Club will accept entries mailed in the traditional way as long as they are postmarked before the deadline.

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