Wanted: The best journalism about problems faced by older people

11 Mar, 2016, 17:45 ET from National Press Club

WASHINGTON, March 11, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If you write about issues and problems facing older people, the National Press Club journalism contest judges need to see your best work from 2015.

The Joseph D. Ryle Award for Excellence in Writing on the Problems of Geriatrics honors excellence and objectivity in coverage of problems faced by the elderly. It is named in honor of Joseph D. Ryle, a longtime National Press Club member who left an endowment for the award.

The Club, a national leader among journalism organizations, encourages those who have written on elderly issues to enter the contest. The winner gets a $750 prize.

The deadline is April 1. Details on the different awards categories and how to enter the contest can be found online at www.press.org/membership/awards

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 before the deadline. No matter how you enter, the most important thing is to make sure you submit your best journalism.

The awards will be presented at an annual awards dinner at the National Press 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, the aviation industry, newsletter journalism and humor writing.

Media Contact:  Will Lester, wjlester@aol.com

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SOURCE National Press Club