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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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Contest details in your mailbox

Contest details in your mailbox

Check your mail for the 2017 California Journalism Awards entry packages sent last week.

If you didn’t receive your package, the information is available online:

Deadline for entries is 11:59 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. Contest period is Jan. 1, 2017, to Dec. 31, 2017.

Development of the new contest entry system from BetterBNC is underway and should be completed by the end of the month. Detailed instructions will be posted online as soon as the site is ready. Watch for a link in upcoming Bulletins.

Meanwhile, get your entries ready to upload.

We’ve added seven new categories to the main contest this year:

  • Public Service Journalism
  • In-Depth Reporting
  • Land-Use Reporting
  • Online Breaking News Coverage
  • Photojournalism
  • Special Publication
  • Special Section Cover

General Excellence plaques will be presented at the California Journalism Awards luncheon on Saturday, April 14, 2018, during CNPA’s annual Press Summit at The Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa.

If you receive the entry package but do not handle the entries for the journalism awards, please give the entry materials to the person responsible as soon as possible so your newspaper is represented in the competition.

If you have questions or want more information, contact at (916) 288-6010.