National Press Club

Time is here to enter your best political writing and analysis from 2018

March 31, 2019 | By Will Lester | wjlester@aol.com

The deadline looms. The National Press Club wants to see the best political reporting and writing from 2018 for its annual journalism contest. The best work will be recognized by the Lee Walczak Award for Political Analysis.

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

The deadline for entries in the contest is Monday, April 15.

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.

Details on the different awards categories and how to enter the contest can be found 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 $60, and it is free for Club members.

The awards dinner will be this summer at the Club.