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SPJFW First Amendment Awards Contest Entry Form 2018
The First Amendment Awards are a competition recognizing work that defends the freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment to the Constitution; furthers the people's right to know how governments and businesses affect their lives; and champions the powerless and disadvantaged. SPJ membership is not required to enter.
Divisions: Check only one box:
B1--Broadcast large markets: Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth, Oklahoma City
B2--All other broadcast markets
P1--Print/online over 100,000 circulation (entries from Internet-only news outlets are judged here)
P2--Print/online under 100,000 circulation
*CJ--Community Journalism--print/online under 10,000 circulation
*SW--Student Work/Student Media; Student Work/Professional Media--All circulations
Category: All limited to 1 story per entry except those marked with an *, which are limited to 5 stories per entry. See the contest rules/policies for category descriptions and requirements. Mark only one box:
Defending the Disadvantaged
General News, Spanish Language
*Investigative, Spanish Language
Opinion or Commentary
Reporting on Open Government
*Student Work/Student Media
*Student Work/Professional Media
Contact Information: Provide the name, email, phone number for entrant(s) and other relevant individuals for us to contact you. Provide all names of those whose names would be on a potential trophy.
Dates & URLs: Include when the material broadcast or published and where it is on the Internet. Provide a link to the material online.
Support: If desired, give background material, obscure details--anything you want the judges to know. Questions? Contact Kim Pewitt-Jones @
Entry Fee: Early Bird deadline has passed. Entry fee $45 until Jan. 23. No entries accepted after 1/23--All payments must be received within two weeks of entry submissions.
Pay by check: SPJ Awards c/0 J Dycus, 3607 Shady Park Drive Arlington, TX 76013
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