CALIFORNIA JOURNALISM AWARDS: FREELANCERS CAN ENTER ON THEIR OWN
Freelance journalists now have a chance to boost their profiles and their businesses by entering the California Journalism Awards contest sponsored by the California News Publishers Association (CNPA).
Now that CNPA has opened its membership to freelancers, one of the big perks if you join the organization is to be able to enter your work into the prestigious contest on your own. Previously, it was up to any CNPA-member outlet to enter a freelancer’s work if it was published by their company. But now you can make your own decision to enter work if it is published by a CNPA-member company.
The California Journalism Awards is one of the largest journalism contests in the country with more than 3,000 entries last year. Winners get the bragging rights as being the best in California.
There will be a call for entries in this year’s contest later in November with a deadline for entries in February.
Other benefits of being a CNPA Member:
–Access to job listings at the more than 450 print and digital CNPA media members.
–Connecting directly with California editors in an online forum to pitch your skills and ideas or find out what projects they need created.
–A CNPA-Member ID card.
–Access to legal help as part of the $100 annual membership fee.
—Access to educational opportunities and seminars, online and in person.
—Attendance at the annual Capital Conference.
Also, you’ll have the CNPA team watching your back at the state Capitol, where freelance opportunities have come under attack in recent years by bad legislation.
When you join CNPA, you join a group that stands to protect journalists.
Learn more at cnpa.com