CALL FOR ENTRIES – duPont-Columbia Awards

Hey journos. Details below for submitting your work for the prestigious duPont award. Some indie colleagues and I won this last year for Trey Kay's independent radio documentary The Great Textbook War and I have to say, it was a great thrill. Go for it!



Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards
Honoring the Best in Broadcast & Digital News Programming


Eligibility Period: July 1, 2010-June 30, 2011

WE INVITE YOU to submit entries in the following categories:

  • Independent Productions – Documentaries
  • Local & National Radio
  • Digital Productions

    WHAT MAKES A DUPONT WINNER? The duPont Jury honors outstanding journalism. We look for excellence in reporting and evidence of commitment to important stories. We especially encourage the submission of daily news stories and breaking news coverage as well as feature stories, a series of related reports or selections from a correspondent's beat reporting in a given year.

    ELIGIBILITY Programs must have appeared on air, on line or in theaters for the first time between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011.

    ENTRY DEADLINES Long-form entries running longer than 2 hours must be
    submitted by June 15. All other entries must be submitted by July 1.

    ENTRIES WILL BE JUDGED by a Board of Screeners, many of whom are past duPont Award winners. The best entries are then referred to the duPont Jury. Finalists will be selected in November and the winners will be announced in December 2011.

    ENTER ONLINE The entry form for the duPont-Columbia Awards is now available online at

    We encourage digital submissions of media. Please see the Web site for more details.

    QUESTIONS? Call us at 212-854-5047, e-mail us at, or visit our Web site for answers to frequently asked questions.

    Abi Wright
    Director, Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards
    John Chancellor Award
    Graduate School of Journalism
    Columbia University

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