Award
THE NATIONAL PRESS CLUB

Accepts entries starting
Entry Deadline April 15, 2015
Decision Date
Ceremony Date
Entry Fee (See Details)
Monetary or Material Award (See Details)

About the Award

This award, named for Angele Gingras, a longtime National Press Club member who specialized in writing amusing stories for magazines and newspapers, honors excellence in humor writing.

Notable Winners

Tim Murphy of Mother Jones for clever and brightly written stories including a laugh-out-loud piece -- “A Day in the Life of a Snowden-Chasing Journalist at Sheremetyevo International Airport" -- and a lengthy story on how the Pentagon would wage war on Santa Claus and the North Pole that laid out the military troops, weapons and tactics that could be used to take on Santa, his loyal elves and his sidekick Krampus, "a massive goat-demon."

Jury

Judges will be looking for entries that:
• Demonstrate usefulness and benefits for readers
• Show thorough reporting
• Contain a strong story structure and a clear presentation
• Demonstrate superb writing style
Judges will use these criteria for all categories. If you make a claim of exclusivity,
please provide evidence.
Judging will be by panels designated by the National Press Club Awards Committee.
Winners will be notified and awards presented at a special National Press Club dinner.
Judges will have the discretion to award winners and honorable mentions in any and all
categories, but only if they decide such recognition is merited. Judges are not required
to select winners if the quality of the entries does not justify an award.

Entries will be judged for quality of reporting, speed and innovation. Particular attention will be given to reporting in the first 24 hours and the use of a variety of formats to reach news consumers.

Monetary/Material Award Details

$750

Eligibility Requirements

Entries are limited to works of journalism disseminated in 2013. Through these awards, the National Press Club seeks to recognize and honor professional journalists who have produced outstanding work for the public, either independently or as employees of editorially independent news entities. In all cases, judges will give weight to demonstration of individual enterprise, fairness, accuracy and objectivity. Content produced for house organs, pamphlets, theses or reports will not be considered, nor will advocacy outlets of interest groups such as trade associations, consumer organizations or government agencies. Entries may be submitted by either journalists or their employers. Non-traditional entrants are free to explain in supporting materials how they meet these journalistic criteria, and should submit a statement explaining their editorial independence.

Entry Fee Details

$50

Required Material

Three examples of a regular humor feature or column that appears in a general circulation newspaper or online journalism site.

Entry Format

If you're more comfortable filling out and mailing in your application manually, download an awards application in PDF format. Please be sure to include a check payable to "National Press Club Journalism Institute" in the amount of $50 for each application you submit. Applications will be discarded if received without payment or if the check is declined.

Download application here: http://press.org/sites/default/files/npcjia-form-2013.pdf

Contact Information

Awards: 202-662-8744

Front Desk: 202-662-7500

National Press Club
529 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20045

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