Award
THE NATIONAL PRESS CLUB

Accepts entries starting
Entry Deadline February 2, 2015
Decision Date
Ceremony Date
Entry Fee (See Details)
Monetary or Material Award (See Details)

About the Award

This award honors an individual or an organization for distinguished service in the cause of the
First Amendment guarantee of a free press, including but not limited to fighting the threat of
censorship in America, overcoming public uneasiness with regard to press credibility, combating government secrecy at all levels, and instilling in the public an appreciation of its need as well as its right to know as guaranteed by the First Amendment. Judges will look for demonstrated dedication and perseverance.

Notable Winners

Jury

Monetary/Material Award Details

$10,000

Eligibility Requirements

Open to any individual or organization.

Entry Fee Details

$50

Required Material

Nominations may be made by individuals, news organizations or any interested party. Entries may consist of articles published in print or online or broadcast materials, documentation of distinguished service or lifetime achievement, letters of recommendation or any other appropriate material. Submitted material may include elements published or distributed prior to or after 2013.

A nominating or cover letter is required. Be sure to include the name of the person who should
be notified if the entry is declared a winner or finalist along with their contact information:
daytime phone number, e-mail address and mailing address (not a post office box number).

Entry Format

The form will ask for publication or distribution dates; instead of providing
each date simply enter the first and last dates the entry appeared. Submitted text should be in PDF form, rich text files (.rtf) or simple text (.txt). No Word documents (.doc or docx) files or Open Document (.odt) files. If you are submitting the entry as one PDF, be sure the nominating or cover letter appear first. If the entry is large and presenting it as one PDF makes understanding its context difficult, enter multiple PDFs. Publication dates must be visible on PDFs.

Entrant should upload video and enter URL(s) on our online entry site. Video file(s) (50 MB
maximum per file - not per entire entry) must be one of the following formats: .wmv, mpeg or
.mp4. All audio files should be in mp3 format. Online material must be available on a live URL that functions on a standard web browser. Judges see the titles of the digital files. Keep that in mind when naming your documents. It makes your entry easier to find and remember if you
reference its topic or your media outlet’s name in the file's name. Please do not name it “SHA
entry” or similar variations; this will not distinguish your entry.

MAIL-IN OPTION: This option is intended for entrants whose entry has a file that exceeds
the 50 MB limit. Entrant MUST complete the entry form on the awards site, print the confirmation form, and include it with the submitted DVD or CD formatted for cross-platform use (PC/Mac). Label disc(s) with the category, title of the entry, and the confirmation number.

NOTE: Our competition offers one entry site with fields that ask for information that may not
apply to your entry. When you encounter this fill the field with "does not apply" so that the
system will permit you to move to the next step.

Contact Information

SUE PORTER,
Vice President/Programs, Scripps Howard Foundation
PHONE: 513-977-3030
EMAIL: [email protected]
MAIL: 312 Walnut Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

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