Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism honoring distinguished coverage of children, youth, and families, deadline April 15

Apply now for the 17th annual Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism honoring distinguished coverage of children, youth and families. First-place winners receive $1,000 and are honored in an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. Categories include newspaper, video, magazine, audio, multimedia and photojournalism. First-place winners will also be considered for the America’s Promise Journalism Awards for Awareness and Action, presented by the America’s Promise Alliance. Alliance winners receive $5,000 and will be announced in October. Work must be published or broadcast between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2010. Entry deadline: Friday, April 15, 2011 at 5 p.m. EST.
http://www.journalismcenter.org/content/history-and-guidelines

The awards were created to inspire and recognize exemplary reporting on children and families. Winning stories offer a fresh take on a significant issue, show enterprise in research and reporting and demonstrate masterful storytelling and impact. Judging is conducted by respected journalists and journalism educators.

The Journalism Center on Children & Families is a nonprofit resource center based at the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism. More than 4,500 journalists have competed for Casey Medals since 1994. The awards are funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

Journalism Center on Children & Families
University of Maryland
Room 1100, Knight Hall
College Park, MD 20742-7111
www.journalismcenter.org

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