Are You Competitive? A Guide to Entering Journalism Contests

Are You Competitive? A Guide to Entering Journalism Contests

Next Wednesday, December 5th, please join the Center for Public Interest Journalism for a webinar on how to apply for journalism awards locally, regionally, and nationally. The presentation will be given by Arlene Morgan, Associate Dean for Prizes and Programs at Columbia Journalism School, and Charlotte Hall, former editor of the Orlando Sentinel and a judge for last year’s Weiss Awards for Investigative Journalism.

The session—presented from noon until 1 p.m.—is free to attend online, and should be of great value to local journalists looking to get extra recognition for the work they’ve put in over the past year.

That means all of you!

You can register by clicking here.

Furthermore, the Center will begin accepting submissions for the 2013 Weiss Awards for Investigative Journalism on January 1st. The award carries a $10,000 top prize and two special recognition prizes of $2,500 each.

Last year’s top prize went to the Inquirer for its series on violence in schools; special recognitions were given to Patrick Kerkstra for a series in PlanPhilly and the Inquirer, and to Jeff Cole at FOX29. You can watch a panel discussion with the winners, moderated by WHYY’s Dave Davies, by clicking here.

CPIJ encourages all Philadelphia area reporters who worked on investigative stories during 2012 to submit their work starting in January. Guidelines are here.

The Weiss Award is of course not the only award Philadelphia journalists are eligible (and capable) to submit to—a short list can be found here. The best way to learn about more awards and strategies for submitting, though, is to participate in the webinar next week. If you have any questions, get in touch with Jared Brey, at info@cpijournalism.org.

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