National Press Club

Three days left to enter your best aviation, space, defense coverage in Journalism Contest

April 11, 2019 | By Will Lester |>

There's still time, but not much. The deadline is three days away -- Monday, April 15 -- for journalists who report and write about aviation, aerospace and defense to enter their best work from 2018 in the National Press Club’s annual journalism contest.

Entrants will compete for the Michael A. Dornheim Award, one of the awards in the Journalism Congest. It is presented in honor of the late Michael Dornheim, a longtime reporter and editor at Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine.

The recipient must be a working journalist writing about aerospace, defense, the airline industry or aerospace science and engineering. The winner gets a $1,000 prize.

The Club, a national leader among journalism organizations, encourages those who write on such topics to enter the contest Details on the different awards categories and how to enter the contest can be found 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 by the deadline.

Club members can enter for free; nonmembers pay $60 per entry.The awards will be presented at an annual awards dinner at the Club this summer.

The contest includes awards for political reporting, regional reporting on Washington, international coverage, consumer reporting and online journalism. It also includes a group of awards for areas as diverse as reporting on the welfare of animals, coverage of the journalism industry, newsletter journalism, problems facing the elderly and humor writing.