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This year’s CNPA California Journalism Awards features an “Open Division” that will recognize the top entries from a select number of categories in the Print and Digital contests regardless of circulation or audience size.

First-place entries from the following categories will be automatically entered in the Open Division:

  • Columns
  • Enterprise News Story or Series
  • Feature Photo
  • Feature Story
  • In-Depth Reporting
  • Investigative Reporting
  • News Photo
  • Photojournalism
  • Public Service Journalism

There will be no extra work for contestants or additional entry fees.

Deadline for California Journalism Awards entries is Monday, Jan. 28, 2019.

The contest website is now open for entries.

Entry materials were mailed to CNPA members in November. If you did not receive an entry package, they are available online:




Questions? Contact contest administrator Simon Birch, 916-288-6010).

Previously: Get your digital contest entries ready