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Heads up: Six days to contest deadline

Heads up: Six days to contest deadline

Time is running out to enter the 2020 California Journalism Awards. The deadline is 9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25.

Entry packages for the Print, Digital and Campus contests are available online:




And don’t forget to sign up your judges: Click for form.

The judging requirements are described in the entry packages and at the top of the sign-up form. Judges do not have to be employees of your publication or school, but must be experienced journalists.

If you have questions about the contest or need help logging in, please contact contest administrator Jason Schaff, (916) 288-6023.

The California Journalism Awards uses the BetterBNC contest system from CNPA Allied Member SmallTownPapers, Inc., which also provides excellent technical support if you run into problems.