The NINA Excellence in Journalism Award

As part of the Northern Illinois Newspaper Association’s 50th anniversary celebration, we’re announcing the NINA Excellence in Journalism Award. The award carries a $1,000 cash prize.

Contests don’t get any simpler than this:

  1. Pick your best piece of work from the past year: story, series, project, photography, online work … whatever.
  2. Write a short

    letter – or have someone else write it – stating why this exemplifies the best in journalism.

  3. Download, print and fill out the Excellence in Journalism Entry Form
  4. Mail it all to us, in whatever form you think best represents the work: tearsheet, CD or URL.

The contest is free to enter and is open to any journalist, as long as your work was published by a news organization in northern Illinois, between May 1, 2011 and April 30, 2012. NINA membership is not required. One entry per person.

Send entries to:

NINA Excellence in Journalism Contest
c/o Maria Krull, Northern Star
Campus Life Building, Suite 130
DeKalb, IL 60115

This contest, sponsored by NINA and the Northern Illinois University Department of Communication, is separate from the annual NINA contest. Entries will be judged by a panel of judges at NIU. All entries must be received by July 31, 2012.

The winner will be announced Thursday evening, Oct. 18, at NINA’s 50th Anniversary Fall Conference.


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