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WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS’ ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES 2016 AWARDS
January 6, 2016
The White House Correspondents' Association is presenting three major journalism awards at the annual dinner on April 30, 2016 to recognize distinguished reporting. The awards are among the most prestigious in our field. Prizes range from $1,000 to $2,500.
You are encouraged to review your 2015 reporting and consider entering the competition. The three contests are open to print and broadcast journalists.
The WHCA board has enlisted the Medill School of Journalism and Ellen Shearer, director of the Medill News Service here in Washington, D.C., to help coordinate the judging of the three contests.
The Merriman Smith Award ($2,500) recognizes presidential news coverage under deadline pressure, with separate awards for print and broadcast journalists. Broadcast tapes (DVD) also may be submitted with scripts.
The Aldo Beckman ($1,000) recognizes repeated excellence in White House coverage, with a single award for either a print or broadcast journalist. Entries may be in the form of clippings, original material, wire copy printouts, photocopies or broadcast scripts. Online entries must be original Web content. Broadcast tapes (DVD) also may be submitted with scripts.
The Edgar A. Poe Award ($2,500) recognizes excellence in coverage of news of national or regional significance, with a single award for either a print or broadcast journalist. Entries may be in the form of clippings, original material, wire copy printouts, photocopies or online entries. Broadcast tapes (DVD) also may be submitted. Online entries must be original Web content.
Details of the three contests are included in the attached material. The deadline for entries is March 3, 2016.
We will send you a separate mailing later to provide details about the upcoming dinner.
If you have any questions, please contact: Ellen Shearer of Medill News Service, Chair of the WHCA Awards Committee, at 202-661-0102 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or Julia Whiston of the WHCA at 202-266-7453 or E-mail: email@example.com.
PAST AWARD WINNERS
See the list at right for the WHCA awards links and information about past winners. The 2015 RECIPIENTS page contains information about last year's recipients and photos of the awards presentations.