National Press Club

Enter your best work in the journalism contest by April 1

March 11, 2018 | By Will Lester | wjlester@aol.com

Time is running out to get your best journalism from 2017 entered in the National Press Club’s annual journalism contest. The deadline for entries is April 1.

The best work in breaking news, political coverage, broadcast news, consumer news, online news techniques, foreign coverage and news photos are among the awards being offered. Many of the categories have cash prizes and some offer a year of free membership in the Club. Details on the categories and the prizes are here.

Entrants are encouraged to use the online entry method, but the Club will accept entries mailed in the traditional way as long as they are postmarked before the deadline.

The National Press Club awards are intended to recognize the best in both traditional and newer forms of journalism. The competition offers journalists a chance to have their work recognized by the Club, one of the leading journalism organizations in the country for more than a century.

The awards in the contest go to winners in these categories:
Breaking news (broadcast and print); consumer journalism (newspapers, periodicals and broadcast); news photos; Arthur Rowse Award for Press Criticism; Washington regional reporting; newsletter journalism; Joan M. Friedenberg Online Journalism Award; Michael Dornheim Award (for coverage of defense, aerospace or the airline industry); Lee Walczak Award for Political Analysis; Ann Cottrell Free Animal Reporting Award; Angele Gingras Humor Award; Joseph D. Ryle Award for Excellence in Writing on the Problems of Geriatrics; Edwin M. Hood Award for Diplomatic Correspondence (for coverage of diplomatic and foreign policy issues) and the Sandy Hume Memorial Award for Excellence in Political Journalism (for reporters 34 years old and younger).

The winners will be honored at an awards dinner at the Club this summer. The date has not been set.