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The Silurians Press Club Excellence in Journalism Competition

The Silurians Press Club invites you to submit entries for its 75th annual Excellence in Journalism Awards, the only journalism awards program exclusively honoring local news coverage for New York City and the Tri-State region. 

Founded in 1924, the Silurians Press Club is one of the oldest press clubs in the nation, an organization of more than 300 distinguished veteran New York area journalists dedicated to excellence and integrity in journalism. 

Award winners will receive the Silurians Medallion on Wednesday May 13, 2020 at an awards dinner at the National Arts Club in New York City.


Competition Rules

  • 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 and the Greater Metropolitan 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‚Äôs importance or impact.
  • Deadline: Entries must be received by Monday, March 9, 2020  


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)                    


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

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