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DAILY NEWSPAPERS


CONTEST RULES & FEES


ELIGIBILITY

Religion News Association's daily newspaper and wire service award categories are designed to recognize journalism excellence by measuring a journalist's grasp on a diversity of religion issues. Daily newspapers/wire services that are owned or operated by a particular religion, faith community or religious group are not eligible. Weekly, bimonthly and monthly newspapers should enter the Magazine and Non-Daily Newspaper category. RNA membership is not required for entry. RNA's president and contest chairperson are not eligible to enter individual contests.


PRIZES

  • 1st place: $250 and citation
  • 2nd place: $150 and citation
  • 3rd place: $100 and citation


HOW TO ENTER

  1. Submit URLs (preferred) or combine stories and their related components into one document (.doc, .docx, .pdf or .txt). If submitting a PDF or URLs, indicate which content should be judged.

  2. Use the online entry form to submit your document and entry fee. If your entry was successfully submitted, you'll receive an e-mail confirmation.

  3. Deadline: Enter online by March 1, 2018.


QUESTIONS? Contact Tiffany McCallen, 740-263-7875.

 


EXCELLENCE IN RELIGION REPORTING — SMALL DAILY NEWSPAPERS  //  CASSELS AWARD


CONTEST RULES

  • For daily newspapers with daily circulations of 50,000 or less.
  • Submit three newspaper articles about religion written and printed in 2017.
  • Stories from a newspaper's print or online editions are allowed.
  • Stories may include the main text, related sidebars (one per story) and infographics. All materials must be published on the same day.
  • Multiple bylines are permitted. Winning entries will share the award among all those credited in the byline.
  • Accompanying photos or audio need not be omitted in URLs or PDFs, but they will not be judged.
  • RNA reserves the right to limit the presentation of awards for insufficient entry numbers.
ENTRY FEES & DEADLINE
  • Early bird entry fee: $25 for members / $50 for non-members
  • Early bird deadline: January 29, 2018

  • Regular entry fee: $32 for members / $57 for non-members
  • Deadline: March 1, 2018


EXCELLENCE IN RELIGION REPORTING — MID-SIZED DAILY NEWSPAPERS  //  CORNELL AWARD

CONTEST RULES
  • For daily newspapers with daily circulations of 50,001–100,000.
  • Submit three newspaper articles about religion written and printed in 2017.
  • Stories from a newspaper's print or online editions are allowed.
  • Stories may include the main text, related sidebars (one per story) and infographics. All materials must be published on the same day.
  • Multiple bylines are permitted. Winning entries will share the award among all those credited in the byline.
  • Accompanying photos or audio need not be omitted in URLs or PDFs, but they will not be judged.
  • RNA reserves the right to limit the presentation of awards for insufficient entry numbers.
ENTRY FEES & DEADLINE
  • Early bird entry fee: $25 for members / $50 for non-members
  • Early bird deadline: January 29, 2018

  • Regular entry fee: $32 for members / $57 for non-members
  • Deadline: March 1, 2018


EXCELLENCE IN RELIGION REPORTING — LARGE DAILY NEWSPAPERS & WIRE SERVICES

CONTEST RULES
  • For daily newspapers with daily circulations of 100,000+ and wire services.
  • Submit three newspaper/wire service articles about religion written and printed in 2017.
  • Stories from a publication's print or online editions are allowed.
  • Stories may include the main text, related sidebars (one per story) and infographics. All materials must be published on the same day.
  • Multiple bylines are permitted. Winning entries will share the award among all those credited in the byline.
  • Accompanying photos or audio need not be omitted in URLs or PDFs, but they will not be judged.
  • RNA reserves the right to limit the presentation of awards for insufficient entry numbers.
ENTRY FEES & DEADLINE
  • Early bird entry fee: $35 for members / $70 for non-members
  • Early bird deadline: January 29, 2018

  • Regular entry fee: $45 for members / $80 for non-members
  • Deadline: March 1, 2018

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