Deadline is nearing to enter 2013 Golden Quills

Feb 07, 2013, 16:11 ET from The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Time is running out to submit entries to The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania's 49th Golden Quill Awards, the annual competition that recognizes professional excellence in written, photographic, broadcast and online journalism in Western Pennsylvania.

The entry deadline for the premier journalism contest is 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. Entry procedure on has changed this year, so don't wait until the last minute to submit work. Go to the site now to activate your account, even if you are still in the process of gathering entries.

All Golden Quill entries must have been published or broadcast between Jan. 1, 2012, and Dec. 31, 2012, to be eligible. Rules and instructions for submission for the awards -- open to all news professionals in 29 counties of Western Pennsylvania -- can be downloaded from The Press Club's Web site at or received in hard copy by contacting The Press Club at 412-281-7778 or by sending email to Payment for submissions is online only.

Winners of the Golden Quills will be announced during the awards ceremony on Monday, May 13, 2013, at the Sheraton Station Square, Pittsburgh.

The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania is an organization of journalists and other communications professionals from a 29-county area of Western Pennsylvania. It sponsors forums on current events and educational programs, administers the Urban Journalism Workshop operated by the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation and presents the annual Golden Quill awards contest and ceremony, honoring the best of Western Pennsylvania journalism. Membership in the Press Club includes discounts on fees for programs and Golden Quill entries, use of dining facilities at the Engineers Building, Downtown, and access to the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., and 15 other press clubs around the country. For a membership application, email contact information to: or download an application from Payment for membership can be made online.

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SOURCE The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania