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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. Newspapers that publish print editions at least twice a week should enter the 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: $250 // 2nd: $150 // 3rd: $100

For those who cannot attend RNA's awards banquet, checks will be mailed to the entry address. A certificate will be shipped upon request (no plaques mailed).


HOW TO ENTER

  1. Review the instructions for your category below.
  2. Prepare your file(s).
  3. Complete an online entry form and submit your entry fee no later than March 9, 2020. — Extended!

QUESTIONS? Contact RNA Staff, 740-263-7875

 


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


CONTEST RULES

  • This award honors a single reporter.
  • For daily newspapers with daily circulations of 50,000 or less.
  • Submit three newspaper articles about religion written and printed in 2019 (accessible URLs preferred).
  • 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.
  • One story per entry may have a shared byline, but the majority of the work should have been completed by the entrant.
  • RNA reserves the right to limit the presentation of awards for insufficient entry numbers.
ENTRY FEES & DEADLINES
  • Early bird deadline: January 21, 2020  //  Fees: $25 members / $50 non-members
  • Final deadline: March 9, 2020. — Extended!  //  Fees: $32 members / $57 non-members

 


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

CONTEST RULES
  • This award honors a single reporter.
  • For daily newspapers with daily circulations of 50,001–100,000.
  • Submit three newspaper articles about religion written and printed in 2019 (accessible URLs preferred).
  • 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.
  • One story per entry may have a shared byline, but the majority of the work should have been completed by the entrant.
  • 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 deadline: January 21, 2020  //  Fees: $25 members / $50 non-members
  • Final deadline: March 9, 2020. — Extended!  //  Fees: $32 members / $57 non-members





EXCELLENCE IN RELIGION REPORTING — LARGE DAILY NEWSPAPERS & WIRE SERVICES

CONTEST RULES
  • This award honors a single reporter.
  • For daily newspapers with daily circulations of 100,000+ and wire services.
  • Submit three newspaper/wire service articles about religion written and printed in 2019 (accessible URLs preferred).
  • 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.
  • One story per entry may have a shared byline, but the majority of the work should have been completed by the entrant.
  • 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 & DEADLINES
  • Early bird deadline: January 21, 2020  //  Fees: $35 members / $70 non-members
  • Final deadline: March 9, 2020. — Extended!  //  Fees: $45 members / $80 non-members



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