2021-22 AAJA Awards Judging Application
The Asian American Journalists Association is recruiting judges for the AAJA Journalism Excellence Awards. A diverse set of experienced journalists and editors will be appointed to review the entries and select the finalists and winners in 2022. Judges will select finalists for works published in 2020 and works published in 2021.

What are the AAJA Awards?

The Asian American Journalists Association has honored excellence in journalism since 1987. Through our awards, AAJA aims to highlight and amplify journalists and nonfiction storytellers whose work exemplifies our mission for greater AAPI representation and meaningful inclusion in the media industry and in media coverage. AAJA seeks to highlight insightful stories of underrepresented communities and the journalists who work to bring their stories to light.

You will:
*** Have opportunities to review the most outstanding journalism AAJA members and non-members produced in the past year
***Contribute to advocating for advancing diversity in newsrooms and ensuring fair and accurate coverage of communities of color
***Review approximately 30 entries in each of the category(s) you are appointed to judge

***Must be able to commit to review entries between April - July (because it is a new process, we do not have time estimates yet)
***Must participate in a review call for each category you are appointed to judge
***You don’t need to be a full-time journalist or editor, but you must have a passion for and professional experience in journalism.
***Must have active AAJA membership

If you are interested in judging the AAJA Awards, please fill out the required information in the form.

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Email *
First Name *
Last Name *
Phone Number
Where are you based? (for time zone)
Are you an AAJA Member? *
What are your AAJA affiliations? *
How long have you been an AAJA member? What chapter(s) are you a part of? What affinity group(s) are you a part of? Do you hold leadership roles in the AAJA community? Are you currently volunteering on other projects? Have you received any AAJA awards?
Which categories are you able to judge? (select as many as applicable) *
Why are you a good candidate to help AAJA judge the 2020-21 Awards? (min. 100 words) *
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