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Earmark your good work for contest

Earmark your good work for contest

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As the year 2021 closes and a new one begins, it’s time to decide what to enter into the California Journalism Awards contest.
Deadline for entries is 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21, 2022. To provide more flexibility for members, CNPA has added an extended deadline of 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, but entry fees will be doubled after Feb. 21.
Entries must be published from Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2021.
Get details or contact Contest Administrator Jason Schaff at