Award
THE NATIONAL PRESS CLUB

Accepts entries starting
Entry Deadline February 1, 2014
Decision Date June 12, 2014
Ceremony Date
Entry Fee (See Details)
Monetary or Material Award (See Details)

About the Award

The Livingston Awards for Young Journalists honor outstanding achievement by professionals under the age of 35 in local, national and international reporting.

The largest all-media, general reporting prize in American journalism, the Livingston Awards judge print, broadcast and online entries against one another, a practice of increasing interest as technology blurs the traditional distinctions between the branches of journalism.

Notable Winners

2013:

Excellence In Local Reporting
Christopher Baxter, 28, of The (N.J.) Star-Ledger for, "Private Schools, Hidden Riches"

Excellence In National Reporting
Ellen Gabler, 33, and Allan James Vestal, 24 of Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for, "Deadly Delays"

Excellence In International Reporting
Luke Mogelson, 31, of The New York Times Magazine for, "The Dream Boat"

Jury

The national judges panel for the Livingston Awards includes some of the most accomplished journalists in the country. After reviewing all finalists’ entries, the national judges meet in person to discuss the work and to select the top three entries.

Christiane Amanpour, CBE
Global Affairs Anchor, ABC News
Chief International Correspondent, CNN, Host of CNN International's program "Amanpour"

Ken Auletta, Author;
Media and Communications Writer
The New Yorker

Dean Baquet, Executive Editor
The New York Times

Goodman Ellen Goodman, Author, Columnist, co-founder and director of The Conversation Project

John F. Harris Editor-in-Chief
POLITICO

Clarence Page
Columnist and Editorial Board Member
Chicago Tribune

Anna Quindlen Author

Kara Swisher CEO, Revere Digital
Co-Executive Editor, Re-Code

Monetary/Material Award Details

Local: $10,000
National: $10,000
International: $10,000

Eligibility Requirements

• Print, broadcast and online work is eligible. Still photography is not eligible. Entries must be directly related to current events or include new information about old events. Features and commentary are eligible.
• Submissions must consist of materials prepared in the ordinary course of the journalist's professional production. •Materials prepared by journalists specifically for submission to the Livingston Awards do not qualify. Student media are not eligible.
• Journalists who are 34 years old or younger as of December 31, 2013, and whose work appears in United States-controlled print, broadcast or online media may enter.
• One entry per individual is accepted. One entry can be a single piece or a maximum of three related pieces either from a published series or an original piece and its follow-up developments; each sidebar counts as one piece.
Individuals may apply on their own, or be entered by their organization.
• Competition limited to work done during calendar year ending December 31, 2013.
• Multiple bylines are eligible, but all must meet the age criteria.

Entry Fee Details

Required Material

One entry per individual is accepted. One entry can be a single piece or a maximum of three pieces from either a published series or an original piece and its follow-up developments; each sidebar counts as one piece.
If you would like to change your entry upload after you have uploaded it, click the X icon in the field you would like to replace, and upload the new entry.

Print Entries:

You are required to upload a pdf of your entry. Each complete article should be uploaded as one pdf.
To ensure the judges can read your entry, submit a PDF no larger than 8.5” x 11” with 10 point or larger type size. If your PDF file is larger than 2 MB, upload a reduced file size. Your PDF upload can be multiple pages. Broadsheet originals or PDF tear sheets can be cut and pasted to make a new 8.5” x 11” PDF for submission.
All clips must show the name of the publication, story headline, page and date of publication.
In addition to the required pdf upload as stated above, include a working URL, if available.

Online Entries:

A PDF of the material is required. Each complete article should be uploaded as one pdf.
To ensure the judges can read the entry, submit a PDF no larger than 8.5” x 11” with 10 point or larger type size. If your PDF file is larger than 2 MB, upload a reduced file size. Your PDF upload can be multiple pages. PDF tear sheets can be cut and pasted to make a new PDF 8.5 x 11 for submission.
All clips must show the name of the website, story headline and date of publication.
Include a working URL in the field provided.

Broadcast and Online Video Entries:

You are required to mail-in a DVD or CD of your entry. Please do not use paper labels on your DVD or CD. Mail-in materials must be postmarked no later than Feb. 1, 2014. Mail DVDs or CDs with a copy of the completed online entry form to: Livingston Awards, Wallace House, 620 Oxford Road, Ann Arbor, MI, 48104
Upload a transcript. Transcript must indicate air date.
Include a working URL in the field provided, if available.

Entry Format

To enter, you will register to create a login. You can save your information and return to the entry form at anytime before your final submission.

If you are unable to apply online, please contact us.

If you are mailing a DVD or CD, include a printout of your Entry. To print your Entry, click on View Entry on the left navigation panel. Find the Print column. Click on the word Print for the Entry.

A copy of a current U.S. driver's license, birth certificate or passport identification page will be required.

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