National Press Club

Deadline approaching to enter your best coverage of foreign affairs from 2018

March 28, 2019 | By Will Lester |

The time is here to enter the best journalism about foreign affairs in 2018 in the National Press Club’s annual journalism contest.

Winners in both print/online and broadcast will get the Edwin M. Hood Award for Diplomatic Correspondence.

The award is named for Hood, a distinguished diplomatic correspondent for The Associated Press and a founding member of the Club. Entrants must demonstrate an understanding of American foreign policy and how foreign affairs affect those policies.

Entries can be a single article or broadcast or a series of articles or broadcasts (maximum of 5) that will be judged as one unit.

Include a letter detailing how and why the piece or series broke fresh ground or how it brought clarity and understanding of foreign policy issues to the U.S. audience. There is a $750 prize for the winner in each category.

The deadline to submit entries is April 15, and the contest is open to Club members and non-members. Offering entries is free for Club members, and costs $60 for non-members.

Entries may be submitted online or by the more traditional use of mail. For more information, click here.

Winners will be honored at a dinner this summer at the Club.