GF launches 1st Freelance Journalism Contest, deadline March 17

Well this is just about the best thing EVER! The first annual Freelance Journalism Awards Competition. It's limited to freelancers in CA and Hawaii, but hopefully this will inspire similar ceremonies elsewhere. Spread the word! Details HERE, and below. Deadline March 17.


Freelancers do great work. Whether you’re a writer, an editor, a photographer or a poet, isn’t it about time your skills were recognized by your peers — and everybody else who loves journalism? We think so. That’s why the Freelance Unit of the Pacific Media Workers Guild is sponsoring the first annual Freelance Journalism Awards Competition.

This contest is open to anyone – freelancer or staff writer – whose work was published on a freelance basis during calendar 2013 and who lives and works in California or Hawaii. You don’t have to be a member of the Media Workers to compete, but of course, we’d love it if you join us (If you’re a member of our Unit who lives in another state, you are invited as well).

To be sure that all entries are evaluated impartially, our colleagues in the Washington D.C./Baltimore Newspaper Guild will handle the judging. That local includes journalists at two great newspapers – the Washington Post and the Baltimore Sun – so your work will be measured by some of the best journalists in the business. We know you’re up to it.

The time to enter is now. Follow this link and you’ll find the rules, the categories in which you may compete, and an application form. It is free to enter for all Guild members; $10 for non-members per entry; $25 for three or more entries. You can pay by check or by PayPal.

Tell your colleagues about this contest and feel free to contact us if you have questions. And of course, we wish you the best of luck.

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