If you don’t have any weekend plans — because we’ve already seen all the Super Bowl commercials, right? — you might as well prepare a last minute application for the Sigma Delta Chi awards, presented by the Society of Professional Journalists. The deadline is next Friday, February 7, so there’s more than enough time.
The awards are only open to U.S. media professionals in categories ranging from print and online magazine writing, radio and broadcast journos, and even newsletters. You can see a full list of categories and sub-categories here.
Cost of submission is is $60 for SPJ members and $100 for non-members — but it looks like you can sign up and save some dough as you enter. There’s also a chance to submit after deadline for a higher fee, but if you’re entering for an award in Deadline Reporting, we don’t recommend it. See what I did there?