National Press Club offering awards for the best 2015 work in consumer journalism

Mar 15, 2016, 11:59 ET from National Press Club

WASHINGTON, March 15, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The best work in consumer journalism for 2015 is being recognized again this year in the National Press Club's journalism contest.

These awards recognize excellence in reporting on consumer topics and judges will look more favorably on solution-oriented or strategic-oriented pieces that prompt action by consumers, the community, the government or an individual.

The categories are for (1) newspapers; (2) periodicals (including magazines, journals, newsletters and online reporting); (3) And broadcast (including network, syndicates, cable and broadcast TV and radio stations).

Entries: A single article or broadcast or a series of related articles or broadcasts that will be judged as a unit. If the entry is a continuing column, no more than five examples should be submitted. Include a letter detailing how the piece or series resulted in action by consumers, the government, the community or an individual.

The winner of each prize gets $750.

The Press Club, a national leader among journalism organizations, encourages those with excellent consumer journalism entries to send them in to the contest.

The deadline is April 1. Details on the different awards categories and how to enter the contest can be found by clicking here. 

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, breaking news 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, newsletter journalism, problems facing the elderly and humor writing.

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