Time to enter your best work in the National Press Club journalism contest

Feb 12, 2016, 15:52 ET from National Press Club

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Now is the time to enter your best work from 2015 in the National Press Club's annual journalism contest.

"One of the more important missions of the Press Club is to honor the great work of our fellow journalists," says Thomas Burr, the 109th NPC president and the Washington correspondent for the Salt Lake Tribune.

"Amid dramatic change in the news industry and cuts in staffing and resources, quality and impactful reporting continues to show why journalism is so desperately needed. We look forward this year to highlighting the best in the business as an inspiration to all of us."

The NPC awards are intended to recognize the best in both traditional and newer forms of journalism. The competition offers journalists a chance to have their work recognized by the Club, one of the leading journalism organizations in the country for more than a century.

The contest includes awards for political reporting, regional reporting on Washington, international coverage, consumer reporting, online journalism and newsletter 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, problems facing the elderly and humor writing. The contest will recognize winning entries for top news photo, top feature photo, breaking news for print/online and for broadcast, best work in consumer journalism and many other categories.

The deadline is April 1. Details on the different awards categories and how to enter the contest can be found by going to this website http://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 Club this summer.

By Will Lester | wjlester@aol.com

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