Accepts entries starting
Entry Deadline March 5, 2014
Decision Date May 3, 2014
Ceremony Date
Entry Fee (See Details)
Monetary or Material Award (See Details)

About the Award

The White House Correspondents' Associationâ„  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 president.

Tips for Winning:

The award will be based on a correspondent's reporting during the year ending December 31, 2013. 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.

Notable Winners

• Glenn Thrush of Politico
• Brianna Keilar of CNN

• Ryan Lizza
The New Yorker


Monetary/Material Award Details


Eligibility Requirements

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

Entry Fee Details

Required Material

Entrants are invited to submit a representative sample of their work for the calendar year 2013 not to exceed six articles or broadcast scripts. Online entries must be original Web content.

Material for consideration must be submitted in triplicate. It 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 of the three copies of a story.

Entry Format

* Entries are to be submitted to the Aldo Beckman Memorial Award, White House Correspondents' Association, 600 New Hampshire Ave. NW, #800 Washington, DC 20037

* Please place the name of the award on the entry envelope.

Download and print the official entry form (see entry link)

* Entries become the property of the White House Correspondents' Association.

Contact Information

White House Correspondents' Associationâ„ 
600 New Hampshire Avenue, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20037
202-266-7453 (phone)
202-266-7454 (fax)

Entry Links

Entry URL
Further Information
Join the AMI Mailing List