Please submit all entries through BNC. The early bird rate, available through Jan. 25 is $30 for SPJ members and $35 for non-members. The fee increases by $15 for entries submitted Jan. 26-Feb. 11. No entries will be accepted after Feb. 11. 



PUBLIC RELATIONS

Information produced by an organization and disseminated to membership, sponsors, clients, or the media in an attempt to gain favorable editorial coverage or inform clientele about updates within the organization. Included in this category: newsletters, press releases, annual reports, and periodical publications. Media entered into the PR categories MAY NOT be entered into the magazine category.

1. Newsletter: Submit three separate newsletters. Judging will be based on overall content, appearance and readability.
2. Promotional Material: Submit one item. The category includes fliers, posters, special projects, brochures, advertisements, videos and photographs.
3. Annual Report
4. Press Release Writing: Submit one press release on a news item or feature story relating to any organization. Press releases promoting products are ineligible.
5. General Writing: Any article appropriate for the target audience that does not fit in another category. Judges will consider quality of reporting and writing.
6. PR Publication Cover: Submit one cover. Judges will consider unity of images and typography, art, design, overall impression for readers.
7. Best PR Publication: Submit one publication. Entry will be judged on design, content, photography and overall excellence.