THE ALDO BECKMAN MEMORIAL AWARD
The White House Correspondents' Association is pleased to announce competition for the
Aldo Beckman Award for presidential news coverage. The prize recognizes a correspondent
who personifies the journalistic excellence as well as the personal qualities exemplified by Aldo
Beckman, the award-winning correspondent of the Chicago Tribune and former WHCA
Competition is open to all journalists who cover the White House on a regular basis, or whose
reporting is primarily devoted to coverage of the White House or the presidency. There is a prize
of $1,000, and it will be presented at the annual dinner of the Association at the Washington
Hilton Hotel on Saturday, April 29, 2017. The award will be based on a correspondent's
reporting during the year ending December 31, 2016. Journalistic excellence will be the primary
criterion. However, the judges may wish to honor an outstanding young reporter, a reporter who
has demonstrated repeated excellence in White House coverage over a long period, or a reporter
who personifies the human qualities exemplified by Aldo Beckman. Judges may also choose to
make no award in a given year.
GUIDELINES FOR THE 2017 ALDO BECKMAN MEMORIAL AWARD
* Entrants are invited to submit a representative sample of their work for the calendar
year 2016 not to exceed six articles or broadcast scripts. Online entries must be original Web
* Submission should contain the dateline, date of publication or broadcast, name of
publication or news organization, and a supervisor’s certification that the nominee wrote or
dictated the story. Entries may be in the form of clippings, original material, wire copy printouts,
photocopies or broadcast scripts. A completed entry form must accompany each.
* Entries become the property of the White House Correspondents' Association.
* The decision of the judges on all matters relating to the award is final.
DOWNLOAD AND PRINT AN OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM (pdf), or follow the links at right to learn more about the awards and past award-winners.