14 Dec News Release: SPJ’s Western Washington Pro Chapter Announces 2008 Excellence in Journalism Contests
Seattle, Washington, December 14, 2008 â€“ The Western Washington Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) announced its annual Excellence in Journalism contest today. The local chapter of the SPJ holds the contest every year to honor outstanding journalism in Magazines and Nondaily newspapers in 29 categories, including the General Excellence award. This yearâ€™s contest will honor outstanding journalism produced, published or presented during 2008 at its May 30, 2009 banquet at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue.
Any journalist who resides and works in Western Washington can participate in the contest. Journalists do not have to be members of SPJ to participate, but SPJ members receive discounted entry fees. Proceeds from the banquet will fund journalism scholarships for Washington college students.
Scott Maben, Regional Director for SPJâ€™s Region 10, also unveiled its 2008 Excellence in Journalism contest today. Region 10, which serves Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana, holds its annual contest to award outstanding journalism in TV, radio, online, alternative newsweeklies and daily newspapers.
For more information about these contests including eligibility, entry forms, fees and February 2009 deadlines, visit SPJ Wash’s contest page.
As the largest journalism organization in the United States, the Society of Professional Journalists is dedicated to the perpetuation of a free press, promoting the free flow of information, and providing information to the public in an accurate, comprehensive, timely and understandable manner. SPJ also offers continuing education, ethics and diversity training and relevant programs for journalists and the public it serves.
For more information, please contact:
Western Washington Pro Chapter Magazine and Nondaily Newspaper Contests
Hilary Reeves, president-elect, firstname.lastname@example.org
Patricia Foote, secretary, email@example.com
Region 10 TV, Radio, Online, Alternative Newsweeklies and Daily Newspaper Contests
Scott Maben, regional director, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ruth Pettis, SPJ contest coordinator, email@example.com
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