The Society of the Silurians

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Society of Silurians Excellence in Journalism Contest

The Society of the Silurians invites you to submit entries for its 92nd annual Excellence in Journalism Awards, honoring outstanding reporting, writing, broadcasting and commentary covering New York City and the tri-state region in 2016.

Please note that the categories this year have been expanded to 27, including new categories for public service, minority focus, reporting on the environment, criticism and multimedia presentation.

Founded in 1924, the Society of the Silurians is an organization of distinguished veteran New York area journalists dedicated to excellence and integrity. They come from the ranks of newspapers, magazines, television, radio, wire and internet services.

Award winners will receive the Silurians Medallion on May 17, at a dinner at the National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South, New York City.

Contest entries may be submitted through March 1.

Contest Rules:

  • Entry fee is $75 per submission, which must be paid at time of entry.
  • All entries must have been published or broadcast during 2016.
  • The subject matter of entries should pertain to New York and the metropolitan are; this year that would include stories on New York native Donald J. Trump and New York resident Hillary Clinton. 
  • No more than three entries can be submitted for each category by a single organization. A series on one topic will be considered a single entry.
  • Individuals can submit their own work.
  • Each entry should be labeled with its category number and be accompanied, if appropriate, by a cover letter noting the entry‚Äôs importance or impact.
  • Deadline:  Entries must be received by March 1. 
Questions should be directed to Michael Serrill,

Awards Co-Chairs
Michael Serrill
Valerie Komor