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Our presenting partners this year are the Department of Journalism at the University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication and its William S. Morris Chair in News Strategy and Management held by Dr. Keith Herndon.
The Awards of Excellence recognize individual journalists for quality work that makes an impact. All journalists who either work for Atlanta news outlets or who are based in Atlanta are eligible to enter for an Award of Excellence, and anyone is eligible to nominate a journalist for an Award of Excellence. All entries must be work completed in 2018.
EXTENDED DEADLINE: February 15, 2019, 10 p.m.
The 2018 Awards of Excellence will be judged by members of the National Press Club based on the following criteria:
– Quality of Content
– Did it make an impact?
– Demonstrated Reportorial Skill
– Pay the entry fee
– Return entry form, cover letter and a digital copy of the work to be judged
APC Members – $25 per entry
Nonmembers – $45 per entry
Print/Online, Daily – News or feature articles appearing in a daily publication
Print/Online, Non-Daily – News or feature articles appearing in regularly produced weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, quarterly, or one-off newspapers or magazines
TV Reporting – News or feature story appearing in a local or national newscast or program. Story should run no longer than 15 minutes.
Videography – Videography to support a news or feature story. Story should run no longer than 15 minutes.
Radio Reporting – News or feature story appearing on local or national radio. Story should run no longer than 15 minutes
Documentary/Series – A long-form look at a single issue in visual or audio format. Entry should run 15 minutes or longer.
Use of Sound – Quality sound use to support a news or feature broadcast, online or radio story.
Single Image Photo – News or feature photograph that supports or tells a story.
Photo Gallery – Photo story or collection of photographs that supports or tells a story.
Investigative Reporting – An investigative broadcast, print, online or radio story or series that had demonstrable impact.
The Rising Star Award – Outstanding talent from any medium, from a journalist under 30 years of age.
Reporting on Civil and Human Rights – Original reporting on a civil or human rights issue from any medium including print, broadcast, radio or online. Entries do not need to be Atlanta-based.
The News Innovation Award – presented to an organization or individual that used an innovative approach to report or disseminate news. Entries may include the use of technology or social media in a unique way, or the reporting of a story in a way that is unique to your or your organization. This entry must include a letter that demonstrates proof of innovation. This category will be judged by a team from the Google News Initiative, which has a mission of fostering journalism innovation.
The Atlanta Press Club Impact Award – The winner of the APC Impact Award is a Georgian (not necessarily a journalist) who had a significant impact on the journalism profession in the previous calendar year and has furthered the mission of the APC, which is focused on fostering journalistic excellence and advancing the public’s understanding of a free press. This entry must include a letter that demonstrates proof of impact/results.
Members of the Atlanta Press Club board of directors are not eligible to win.