Submissions Open For NABJ Awards
February 10, 2009 at 2:13 PM (PT)
The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACK JOURNALISTS has announced the opening of submissions for its 2009 Salute to Excellence Awards. The awards honor coverage of African and African-American themes by print, broadcast and online media. The contest is open to all journalists and entries for work performed in 2008 only and will be judged on content, creativity, innovation and relevance to the black community. The deadline for entries is FEBRUARY 23rd.
"We've seen the news media shine a brighter scope on the black experience in 2008 than at any other time in American history," says NABJ President BARBARA CIARA. "From rich documentaries and breaking news to the extensive, worldwide coverage of this historic Presidential election of BARACK OBAMA, these poignant and enriching stories deserve extraordinary recognition."
Nominees will be announced in JUNE, with Winners to be announced at the Salute to Excellence Awards Gala on AUGUST 8th in TAMPA. The entry fee is $75 per submission for members and $100 for non-members. Details and entry packets are at www.nabj.org.