Entry information and a list of categories is available at https://omnicontests4.com/?comp_id=1304

Ohio’s Best Journalism is presented collaboratively by the Cincinnati, Columbus and Cleveland Pro Chapters of The Society of Professional Journalists.  It is the only Ohio competition that honors journalists who fulfill the SPJ mission: defense of the First Amendment, support of literacy, resistance to censorship, advocacy for openness of public records and meetings, media self-criticism and community service. This program also recognizes the best college daily and weekly newspapers, and awards up to $2,000 in scholarships for excellent student writing in news, feature, sports and opinion.

DEADLINE:  No entries will be accepted after 4:29 pm, May 2, 2014.

ELIGIBILITY: Journalists are eligible who work for newspaper, magazines, radio, television, trade, online and college media in Ohio and adjacent states that have significant reach into Ohio. Entrants need not be members of the Society of Professional Journalists. The work must have been published or broadcast in 2013.

FEES: A $30 entry fee must accompany each submission, except College,  College students pay a $10 entry fee for writing of news, feature, sports and opinion.  College newspapers may enter free.  You may submit any given article in as many relevant categories as you wish. Submissions from trade publications, newsletters and other print alternatives are welcome. This contest is for journalists in the state of Ohio and immediately adjoining states whose publications / stations / work have significant reach into Ohio. There is a $5 discount per entry for work by SPJ members.

SPREAD THE WORD:   Please forward this message to anyone you think would like to participate in Ohio’s Best Journalism contest!

QUESTIONS?  For additional information, please contact Mike Lorz, 624 443-1877, or mlorz@rrcol.com.

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