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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 a single PDF. 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, 2019.

ENTRY FORM OPENS DEC. 21

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 2018.
  • 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 25, 2019

  • Regular entry fee: $32 for members / $57 for non-members
  • Deadline: March 1, 2019

 
ENTRY FORM OPENS DEC. 21


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 2018.
  • 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 25, 2019

  • Regular entry fee: $32 for members / $57 for non-members
  • Deadline: March 1, 2019

ENTRY FORM OPENS DEC. 21


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 2018.
  • 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 25, 2019

  • Regular entry fee: $45 for members / $80 for non-members
  • Deadline: March 1, 2019

ENTRY FORM OPENS DEC. 21

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