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

Awarded in cooperation with the Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University, this prize
honors substantive reporting that covers stories intelligently and completely. It encourages
investigative reporting projects that raise public consciousness and/or awareness about the topic.
Entry must demonstrate extra effort to pursue an issue in-depth.

Tips for Winning:

Ideally, the story or series will have exposed major issues or problems such as improprieties or injustices, mismanagement, and/or corruption. It should have provoked the public to recognize a major wrong and raised public awareness of the issue.

Notable Winners

Jury

Monetary/Material Award Details

$10,000

Eligibility Requirements

Open to any newspaper that published in print or online three or more times a week during the previous year.
Television or radio stations, online news sites or websites, broadcast or cable networks, cable systems, wire services, news syndicates, syndication or program services, or news
magazines. Staff member(s) and/or freelance contributor(s) are eligible. May be individual or team entry.

Entry Fee Details

$50

Required Material

Entries are limited to 10 items (a day's presentation is counted as one item even if it includes several pieces). Content must be submitted as it originally appeared. Supplemental material, which does not factor into the 10 item limit, must be clearly marked. Include script(s). A nominating or cover letter must include a synopsis with a description of the objective, how the
objective was met and the results, if any. 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: phone number, e-mail address and mailing address (not a post office box number).

A nominating or cover letter must include a synopsis with a description of the objective, how the objective was met and the results, if any. 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: 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 an entry that has a file that exceeds the 50 MB
per file limit and is not linked to a third-party site. 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). Audio files should be in mp3 format. Label the 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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