Award
THE NATIONAL PRESS CLUB

Accepts entries starting
Entry Deadline February 7, 2014
Decision Date
Ceremony Date
Entry Fee (See Details)
Monetary or Material Award (See Details)

About the Award

The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights recognizes outstanding achievement in journalism at the high school and college levels. Entries should focus on issues that reflect Robert Kennedy’s concerns, including human rights, social justice, and the power of individual action.

Notable Winners

Washington Post, National Public Radio, CBS's 60 Minutes, ABC's 20/20, and Home Box Office

Jury

Entries are judged by professionals from the television news industry. All decisions by the RFK Center and judges are final. Winning entries should meet the following criteria:

• Story focused on human rights, social justice, and the power of individual action.
• Story includes insights into the causes, conditions, and remedies of injustice and critical analysis of relevant public policies, programs, and private endeavors.
• Story demonstrates journalistic integrity and courage.
• Story has a strong overall impact and professionalism.

Monetary/Material Award Details

$500 and Bust of Robert F. Kennedy

Eligibility Requirements

Broadcast entries should not exceed 10 minutes in length.

Entries may be submitted by teams or entire classes.

Entries are limited to one per student, but a school may have multiple entries.

Advisers/Teachers may not shoot, write, or edit any part of a student entry. This is a hands-off contest and must be 100% student produced.

Entry Fee Details

No Entry Fee

Required Material

The Rules for submission of entries are outlined below. Entries that do not adhere to the Rules are subject to loss of points and/or disqualification by the judges. All decisions by the judges are final. The Board of Directors at the RFK Center reserve the right to change or amend these Rules, at any time, and without notice.

There is no entry fee for the High School category.
Broadcast entries should not exceed 10 minutes in length.
Entries may be submitted by teams or entire classes. Entries are limited to one per student, but a school may have multiple entries.
Advisers/Teachers may not shoot, write, or edit any part of a student entry. This is a hands-off contest and must be 100% student produced.

Entry Format

Entry is through an online account only. Click the entry link and follow the instructions to make an account.

Contact Information

Jae Regala
301-675-8171 [email protected]

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