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Contest winners to be announced May 18

Contest winners to be announced May 18

The complete roster of California Journalism Awards winners will be published on CNPA.com on May 18. In the meantime, winners will be highlighted in a social-media rollout starting May 4 via Twitter and Facebook. Be sure to have your staff follow @CNPAservices on Twitter and @CNPAservices on Facebook to get the news first.

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.

The three contests — Print, Digital and Campus — received 3,036 entries, up from last year’s 2,972 entries. The Digital Contest, now in its third year, received 699 entries, up 102 over last year. Print Contest entries totaled 1,927, down from last year’s 2,006. CNPA Campus members sent in 410 entries, up from 383 last year.

The Print Contest included several new categories to accommodate 2020’s news events:

• Local coverage of the 2020 Election
• Coverage of the COVID-19 Pandemic
• Coverage of California Wildfires and
• Coverage of Protests and Racial Injustice

The contests covered publication dates between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2020.

While an in-person celebration is not scheduled this year, CNPA will publish a commemorative magazine honoring the contests’ exemplary work.

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