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Why wait to enter CNPA contests?

Why wait to enter CNPA contests?

The deadline for California Journalism Award entries is still a month away, but don’t wait until the last minute to start uploading your best work from 2019 to the contest website.

Deadline for entries is Monday, Jan. 20, 2020.

Entry packages with rules, categories and instructions are available online for the three contests:

CNPA will honor the winners at the California Journalism Awards Gala on Saturday, May 16, 2020, at the Long Beach Convention Center. We’ll publish more details about the event in the coming weeks.

If you have questions about the contest or need help registering, contact contest administrator Simon Birch, 916-288-6010.

View galleries of last year’s winners: