National Press Club

Awards Deadline Extended Until April 15

Myron Belkind | April 2, 2014

The deadline for entering the annual National Press Club journalism contest has been extended until April 15. If you’ve been considering sending an entry but have not done so, please send it in now.

The deadline was April 1 but has been extended for two weeks. The transition to online submission of entries has gone smoothly, but the additional time should allow those who have not submitted entries in the new system to get them in. Remember they may also be sent by mail, with a postmark no later than April 15.

Press Club members should be aware of a great opportunity that is available to you because of your membership.

The National Press Club journalism contest will accept your entries at no cost. The entry fee for non-members is $50. The contest gives you a chance to put your best work up against some of the top journalism from around the country.

The competition includes categories for breaking news, political writing, and specialty writing in areas such as aging, press coverage and foreign policy. It also offers awards for the top news photography.

Details of the competition can be found by clicking here.

My thanks to Will Lester, chair of the Awards Committee, for overseeing this year’s awards contest and for keeping up a steady stream of articles in the Wire about individual competition categories and for providing timely input for this blog.

Remember: the new deadline is Tuesday, April 15. (Also, of course, be sure to file your taxes by then, too!)