HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The L.A. Press Club announces its "Call for Entries" is underway for its 5th Annual National Entertainment Journalism Awards (NEJ).
The nearly 100-year-old club, situated in the heart of the nation's entertainment capital, will honor U.S.-based show business and arts reporters and photographers across all media platforms, including theater, film and television critics.
The contest is wide open, with journalists of every type and from every market invited to compete. Entries from international journalists working in another language are eligible, with English translations.
Categories now include investigative journalism, nonfiction books, podcasts and documentary film.
"The NEJ is the only media contest to recognize the importance of arts and entertainment reporting," said L.A. Press Club President Will Lewis. "It remains one of the fastest growing specialties of our profession and produces some of the best writing, reporting and photography."
Individual journalists may enter themselves or be entered by others, including news organizations and publicists. Entries in a foreign language must include a translation.
One cash prize of $500 is awarded to Entertainment Journalist of the Year.
Complete rules, categories and entry forms are available at http://LAPressClub.org
The Early Bird Deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, at 6 p.m. Pacific time. Any entry received after will pay $60 per entry instead of $50. Los Angeles Press Club members enjoy a 20% discount on all entries.
The Final Deadline is Oct. 3, 2012.
Winners will be announced at an awards gala on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012 in the Crystal Ballroom of the historic Millennium Biltmore in Los Angeles. Last year's lifetime achievement award went to Hugh Hefner. Past winners are listed at http://bit.ly/QWnSfR
About L.A. Press Club
Los Angeles Press Club is the oldest and largest Southland organization that speaks for journalists across all media platforms. It traces its beginnings to as early as 1913 and is preparing to celebrate its Centennial + Year in 2013.
LAPC encourages serious journalism through frequent events and workshops and its 55-year-old Southern California Journalism Awards. This year it honored Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein on the 40th anniversary of Watergate.
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SOURCE Los Angeles Press Club