Calling All Journalists of Excellence:
Entries for the 2021 Silurian Awards
Accepted from Jan. 4 to March 8

Beginning on Monday, Jan. 4, the Silurians Press Club will begin accepting entries for its 2021 Excellence in Journalism Awards Competition. This will be the 76th annual competition, and according to Awards chairman Jack Deacy, it is the only journalism awards program exclusively honoring local news coverage for the New York City Metropolitan Area. The Silurians have been conducting this competition since 1945.

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

All entries must be received by Monday, March 8.

Founded In 1924 as the Society of the Silurians, the club — now known as the Silurians Press Club — is one of the oldest press clubs in the nation, an organization of more than 300 veteran New York-area men and women dedicated to excellence and integrity in journalism.

Questions regarding the competition should be directed to Silurians Awards Chair Jack Deacy at jackdeacy@gmail.com.

Following are the Competition Rules and the 15 Award Categories in which submissions may be entered.

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 2020.
• The subject matter of entries should pertain to New York and the Greater Tri-State area.
• No more than three entries can be submitted for each category by a single organization or an individual or freelancer. A series on one topic will be considered a single entry.
• Each entry should be labeled with its category number and be accompanied by a cover letter noting the entry’s importance or impact, and include the name of the author(s) and the submitter, their contact email addresses and phone numbers.
• Deadline: Entries must be received by Monday, March 8, 2021.

AWARD CATEGORIES

1. BREAKING NEWS (Newspapers, News Wire Services, Online Media, Magazines)
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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