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Deadline extended for 2018 California Journalism Awards

Deadline extended for 2018 California Journalism Awards

Due to a large number of requests, we are extending the deadline for the 2018 California Journalism Awards to 9 a.m. next Monday, Feb. 4. The contest entry system will shut down at that time.

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The extension applies to all contests: Print, Digital and Campus

If you didn’t receive entry packages in November, you can find them online:

Contest coordinators from last year can use the same login information for the Print and Campus contests. If you are using the same email address as last year but have forgotten your password, please use the “Forgot Password?” link on the contest login page.

If your publication entered the contest last year but you don’t have access to the contest administrator’s email from last year, please contact contest administrator Simon Birch, (916) 288-6010).

If your publication did not enter the contest last year, please set up your account using the temporary password contained in the entry packages.

If you are entering the Digital contest, you will have to set up a new, separate account using the temporary password.

Once logged in, you will be asked to create a new password.

Print contestants: Once logged in, please make sure your publishing frequency (daily or weekly) and circulation are up to date so that you can compete in the correct division.

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Digital contestants: Once logged in, please make sure your average monthly unique visitors are accurate so that you can compete in the correct division.

Need to make changes or have questions about the contest? Email or call Simon Birch at (916) 288-6010.

The California Journalism Awards BetterBNC contest system is provided by CNPA Allied Member SmallTownPapers, Inc., which provides excellent technical support.

And don’t forget the judges …

Also, please remember that all publications entering the California Journalism Awards are required to provide judges for the contest before your entries are accepted.

The sign-up form for judges is available here.

Judging requirements are described at the top of the form.