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It’s Contest Time!

The 2015 SPJ Northwest Excellence in Journalism Contest is officially open for applications! If you are a journalist working for professional print, broadcast, or online media in SPJ Region 10 (Alaska, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana), we’d love to see your work.

Based on member and entrant feedback from last year, the 2015 contest committee has implemented several changes. Some things to know: 

—Region 10 is working with a new contest vendor this year. We are hoping this change leads to more user-friendly interface and improves communication with contestants.
—All entries, including General Excellence, can only be submitted digitally.
—All entries this year are $20 for regular categories, and $50 for General Excellence.
—We have combined the Non-daily and Alt Weekly categories to make them more competitive.
—We have added a new daily print category: DAILY Very Large (A daily print and/or online publication with staff of 41 or more). The daily print competition is now as follows:
DAILY-Small: A daily print and/or online publication with staff of 10 or fewer
DAILY-Medium: A daily print and/or online publication with staff of 11-25
DAILY-Large: A daily print and/or online publication with staff of 26-40
DAILY-Very Large: A daily print and/or online publication with staff of 41 or more
—We have added more visual categories to better recognize the work of visual journalists.

The contest deadline: Feb. 15, 2016 at 5 p.m. PST. Winners will be announced later this year on the Region 10 blog. If you have questions, please feel free to contact us at spjnwcontest@gmail.com.

To enter, and for more rules and information, click here.

Contest Time is Just Around the Corner

Revised Jan. 7, 2013 (changes are noted in red) — On Jan. 7, 2013, we’ll open the call for entries in the 2012 Northwest Excellence in Journalism Contest. Here is the timeline and key dates for you to be aware of.

Jan. 7, 2013: Entry forms and instructions posted. Entries can be submitted. All entries will be submitted electronically except General Excellence awards.

Feb. 15, 2013:  Entry deadline. All entries must be submitted by 4:59 pm.  (firm deadline)

Feb. 25, 2013:  Entries to be sent electronically to our out-of-state judges.  (All judging will be done online.) Ruth to mail General Excellence hard copy entries to judges.

Mar. 25, 2013:  Judging deadline. All entries should be judged online by this date.

Apr. 22, 2013:  Winners announced via email  (names and organizations only; no places or categories will be given)

May 6, 2013:  Verbal whisper campaign, if desired, by chapters hosting banquets.

May 18, 2013: Local chapters host awards events (contact your chapter for details)

Thank you and Happy Holidays from Region 10!

Ian Marquand & Dana Neuts

 

 

2011 SPJ NW Excellence in Journalism Contest

Updated January 24, 2011

Thanks to everyone who participated in last year’s Northwest Excellence in Journalism Contest*! We received some great entries and our judges commented on the quality of work submitted. We’re excited about the upcoming contest.

This year we’ll be using the Better Newspaper Contest online contest entry and judging platform. To ensure that we are ready, we’re reducing our entry window to four weeks, beginning January 20, 2012.

For those who are already thinking about next year’s contest, honoring work produced or published in 2011, here is our contest time line:

Jan. 15, 2012 (date change): Entry forms and instructions posted. Entries can be submitted. All entries will be submitted electronically except General Excellence awards.

Feb. 20, 2012:  Entry deadline. All entries must be submitted by 5:00 pm.  (deadline is firm, no exceptions)

Mar. 1, 2012: Entries to be sent electronically to our out-of-state judges.  (All judging will be done online.)

Apr. 1, 2012: Entries to be returned from out-of-state judges.

May 1, 2012: Winners announced via email  (names and organizations only; no places or categories will be given)

May 19, 2012: Western Washington Pro and Oregon/SW Washington Pro Chapters host awards banquets for winners in their chapters. If you are not in either of these chapters, contact your chapter president for information about your awards.

Entry fees will be $20 for SPJ members for all entries but General Excellence. General Excellence entries will be $50 each.

Entry fees will be $25 for non-SPJ members for all entries but General Excellence. General Excellence entries will be $55 each.

Questions? Contact regional director Dana Neuts or contest coordinator Ruth Pettis via email.

 

*Note:  This contest is open to journalists in Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Idaho and Montana. The State of Oregon, however, does not participate in the nondaily newspaper portion of the contest. The Oregon/SW Washington Pro Chapter hosts its own contest for those entries.

 

 

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