SILURIANS AWARDS
COMPETITION IS UNDERWAY

Entries Now Being Accepted Through March 20
For ‘Excellence in Journalism’ Awards

Entries are now being accepted for the 75th annual Excellence in Journalism competition sponsored by the Silurians Press Club. Journalists from print, broadcast and digital media in the Greater New York Metropolitan Area are invited to compete in 15 categories. The competition rules and award categories are listed below.

To enter the competition, go to: https://silurians.submittable.com/submit

The Silurians Press Club, founded in 1924, is made up of more than 300 active and retired New York-area journalists. In addition to sponsoring the journalism competition, the Silurians provide scholarships for local journalism students, maintain a fund for journalists in financial trouble, host monthly luncheons and present an annual Lifetime Achievement Award to an outstanding New York journalist. Questions about the competition should be emailed to Awards Chair Jack Deacy at jackdeacy@gmail.com.

The awards will be presented at a gala dinner at the National Arts Club, New York, on Wednesday, May 13, 2020.

COMPETITION RULES

  • The entry fee for a media organization is $75 per submission, which must be paid at the time of entry.
  • Individuals or freelancers may submit their own work for an entry fee of $25 per submission, which must be paid at the time of entry.
  • All entries must have been published or broadcast during 2019.
  • The subject matter of entries should pertain to New York City and the Greater Metropolitan Area.
  • No more than three entries may be submitted for each category by a single organization or by an individual or freelancer. A series on a single topic will be considered a single entry.
  • Each entry should be labeled with its category and be accompanied by a cover letter noting the entry’s importance or impact.
  • Deadline: Entries must be received by Monday, March 2, 2020  

Questions about the competiton should be emailed to Silurians Awards Chair Jack Deacy at jackdeacy@gmail.com.

AWARD CATEGORIES

  1. BREAKING NEWS (Newspapers, News Wire Services, Online Media)
  2. FEATURE NEWS (Newspapers, News Wire Services, Online Media, Magazines) 
  3. INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING (Newspapers, News Wire Services, Online Media, Magazines)
  4. BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL REPORTING (Newspapers, News Wire Services, Online Media,        Magazines) 
  5. SCIENCE, HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTING (Newspapers, News Wire Services, Online Media, Magazines) 
  6. ARTS AND CULTURE REPORTING (Newspapers, News Wire Services, Online Media, Magazines)
  7. SPORTS REPORTING AND COMMENTARY (Newspapers, News Wire Services, Online Media, Magazines) 
  8. EDITORIALS / COMMENTARY/ PUBLIC SERVICE (Newspapers, News Wire Services, Online Media, Magazines) )  
  9. PEOPLE PROFILES (Newspapers, News Wire Services, Online Media, Magazines) 
  10. MINORITY AFFAIRS REPORTING (Newspapers, News Wire Services, Online Media, Magazines) 
  11. BREAKING NEWS PHOTOGRAPHY (Newspapers, News Wire Services, Online Media, Magazines) 
  12. FEATURE NEWS PHOTOGRAPHY (Newspapers, News Wire Services, Online Media, Magazines)
  13. SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY (Newspapers, News Wire Services, Online Media, Magazines) 
  14. BROADCAST JOURNALISM (Television: Breaking News/Feature News)
  15. BROADCAST JOURNALISM (Radio: Breaking News/Feature News)                    
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