National Press Club

The National Press Club wants to reward the best political analysis

February 21, 2018 | By Will Lester | wjlester@aol.com

The best political reporting and writing from 2017 should be entered in the National Press Club journalism contest so it can be recognized by the Lee Walczak Award for Political Analysis.

The deadline is April 1. 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 the Club will accept entries mailed in the traditional way as long as they are postmarked before the deadline. The cost for an entry is $50 and it is free for Club members.

This award is named in memory of Lee Walczak, a Washington editor, bureau chief and White House correspondent who worked for Bloomberg News and Business Week.

Entries should be one article or a series of no more than three articles on a consistent topic. Judges will consider entries that explain why things happen, putting them in context and look at what’s likely to happen next.

The winner gets a $750 prize.

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