National Press Club

Deadline approaching to submit best work in consumer journalism in print, broadcast

March 22, 2018 | By Will Lester | wjlester@aol.com

The deadline of April 16 is fast approaching to enter your best work from 2017 in consumer journalism in the National Press Club journalism contest.

These awards recognize excellence in reporting on consumer topics and judges will look more favorably on solution-oriented or strategic-oriented pieces that prompt action by consumers, the community, the government or an individual.

The categories are for:

  1. newspapers;
  2. periodicals (including magazines, journals, newsletters and online reporting); and
  3. broadcast (including network, syndicates, cable and broadcast TV and radio stations)

Entries: A single article or broadcast, or a series of related articles or broadcasts that will be judged as a unit. If the entry is a continuing series, no more than five examples should be submitted. Include a letter detailing how the piece or series resulted in action by consumers, the government, the community or an individual.

The winner of each prize gets $750.

The Club, a national leader among journalism organizations, encourages those with excellent consumer-journalism entries to send them in to the contest.

Details on the different awards categories and how to enter the contest can be found by clicking here.

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 fee is $50 per entry, but Club members can enter with no charge.

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