Golden Press Card Awards are now open for submissions

Calling all East Tennessee journalists… entries for the 2018 Golden Press Card Awards are now open!

Each year, we recognize the best journalism in East Tennessee in radio, television, print and online categories to showcase the work our journalists do every day.

Our contest is currently open to all journalists in the East Tennessee area. Any work published or broadcast from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2017, is eligible for entry. The entry deadline is Friday, February 16.

We have been working hard to make improvements to our entry and payment system to make the entry process as smooth as possible for you. We have also updated our categories list this year to best reflect the journalism currently being produced in our region. Please read the category descriptions and requirements carefully before entering.

We’re pleased to offer categories ranging from Deadline/Breaking News to Only in East Tennessee, as well as categories in photography, page design, digital specific content and more! Click here to learn more about our 2017 categories.

Attention SPJ members! Your first entry is free!! Each subsequent entry is $20.

The entry fee for nonmembers is $30 per entry. Not a member? Join today!

Remember, the entry deadline is Feb. 23, 2018! Enter Today!

An awards banquet will be held at UT Visitor’s Center on April 22 to recognize the winners and celebrate the incredible work done by East Tennessee journalists.

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