National Press Club Awards Call for Entries

All these contests call for the “best” of journalism. We should have the Razzies of writing. By “we,” we mean “you.”

Anyway, the deadline for the National Press Club Awards is April 1.

National Press Club Awards to Showcase Journalism’s Best Work

The National Press Club, a Washington institution for more than a century, is accepting entries for its annual journalism competition, the National Press Club Awards, through April 1, with print, online and broadcast reports eligible for consideration in several categories.

The National Press Club Awards are given for consumer reporting, Washington regional reporting, press criticism, newsletter reporting, online journalism, political journalism, writing on geriatric issues, humor writing, animal reporting, aerospace and defense reporting, travel writing and political analysis. The contest also offers an opening for some of the best non-traditional journalism to compete.

Contest entries are free for club members and $35 for non-club members and are limited to works of journalism disseminated in 2010.

Entries must be postmarked by April 1, 2011. Awards are presented at a special dinner at the National Press Club in Washington.

Last year’s winners included journalists from The Wall Street Journal, The Miami Herald, The Salt Lake Tribune, The Seattle Times, the Chicago Tribune, PBS’ Frontline and KLAS-TV in Las Vegas.

The NPC Awards are sponsored by the Eric Friedheim National Journalism Library at the National Press Club.

For more information go here.