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CNPA Mission Statement

To protect and serve the common interests of its newsmedia members, to help members inform and thereby strengthen their communities, and to foster the highest ideals, ethics and traditions of journalism, a free press and the news profession.

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2021 CJA Print Contest

DOWNLOAD RULES & INFORMATION FOR THE 2021 CJA PRINT CONTEST HERE

About the California Journalism Awards

The California Journalism Awards provide the opportunity for publishers and editors to promote excellence in journalism and recognize their staffs’ outstanding work to inform and enlighten their readers through reporting, design, photography and multimedia in print and online.

Contest Period

Entry publication dates must be between January 1 and December 31, 2021. A series published between those dates that starts before or ends after the contest period is eligible.

Entry Deadline

Monday, February 21, 2022 at 9 p.m. Late entry: Monday, February 28, 2022 at 9 p.m. (Fees are doubled) Entrants are urged to meet the February 21 deadline but any entries made after that date will cost double the regular entry deadline fee. All entries will be treated equally in judging.

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2021 CJA Digital Contest

DOWNLOAD RULES & INFORMATION FOR THE 2021 CJA DIGITAL CONTEST HERE

About the California Journalism Awards

The California Journalism Awards provide the opportunity for publishers and editors to promote excellence in journalism and recognize their staffs’ outstanding work to inform and enlighten their readers through reporting, design, photography and multimedia in print and online.

Contest Period

Entry publication dates must be between January 1 and December 31, 2021. A series published between those dates that starts before or ends after the contest period is eligible.

Entry Deadline

Monday, February 21, 2022, at 9 p.m. Late entry: Monday, February 28, 2022 at 9 p.m. (Fees are doubled). Entrants are urged to meet the February 21 deadline but any entries made after that date will cost double the regular entry deadline fee. All entries will be treated equally in judging.

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2021 CJA Campus Contest

DOWNLOAD RULES & INFORMATION FOR THE 2021 CJA CAMPUS CONTEST HERE

About the California Journalism Awards

The California Journalism Awards provide the opportunity for high schools, 2-year colleges and 4-year universities to promote excellence in journalism and recognize their students’ outstanding work to inform and enlighten their readers through reporting, design and photojournalism in print and digital media.

Contest Period

Entry publication dates must be between January 1 and December 31, 2021. A series published between those dates that starts before or ends after the contest period is eligible.

Entry Deadline & Fees

Monday, February 21, 2022, at 9 p.m. Entry fee: $10 per entry. Late entry: Monday, February 28, 2022 at 9p.m. (Fees are doubled) Entrants are urged to meet the February 21 deadline but any entries made after that date will cost double the regular entry deadline fee. All entries will be treated equally in judging.

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2021 CJA CONTEST OPEN FOR ENTRIES

The 2021 California Journalism Awards Contest is now open for entries. The contest is open to all CNPA members.

As in past years, there are divisions for Print, Digital and Campus media outlets. New this year is the opportunity for individual Freelance journalists to enter work that was published by CNPA-member outlets.

Deadline for entries is 9 p.m. Monday, February 21, 2022. To provide more flexibility for members, CNPA has added an extended deadline of 9 p.m. Monday, February 28, 2022, but entry fees will be doubled after February 21.

In addition to the traditional contest categories, again this year topical categories related to current events such as the continued COVID-19 pandemic, California wildfires and the recall election of Gov. Gavin Newsom have been added.

Sortable and searchable tables of 2020 winners:

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2020 Winners galleries entries:

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Submit you entries online at betternewspapercontest.com.

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For more information, contact Contest Administrator Jason Schaff.

contests@cnpa.com
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