National Press Club

National Press Club extends deadline for journalism contest to April 16

March 19, 2018 | By Will Lester | wjlester@aol.com

The National Press Club has extended the deadline for its annual journalism contest to Monday, April 16.

Awards for the best work published in 2017 in breaking news, political coverage, broadcast news, consumer news, online news, foreign coverage and news photos are among those being offered.

Many of the categories have cash prizes and some offer a year of free Club membership. Details on the categories and the prizes are here.

Entrants are encouraged to use the online-entry method, but if you prefer, the Club will accept entries mailed in the traditional way as long as they are postmarked before the deadline, which is now April 16.

The 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 photography;
  • 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
  • Sandy Hume Memorial Award for Excellence in Political Journalism for reporters 34 years old and younger.

Again, the new deadline for entries is April 16, 2018. But get those entries in as soon as you can.

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