SPJ-NJ’s annual Excellence in Journalism contest opens Jan. 4. Entry deadline now MARCH 8, 2016!

UPDATE (5/12/2016):  The winners of this year’s NJ-SPJ Excellence in Journalism contest have been announced.  Congratulations to all the award recipients.  And to all ye public advocates everywhere, keep up the good work!


UPDATE (3/4/2016): The NJ-Society of Professional Journalists has extended its journalism contest deadline to 11:59 Tuesday, March 8 for all categories EXCEPT the Awbrey, a special local journalism category for work that goes the extra mile and seeks to engage and improve communities. Because the Awbrey requires extra documentation, the deadline for submissions is March 15. However, because of technical issues, after March 8, all Awbrey submissions need to be sent to [email protected]. Just be sure to put “Awbrey awards” in the subject line.

Submitting your work is easy. Click here to see all of our contest categories. Click here to enter. All entries must have been published, broadcast or placed online in 2015.

UPDATE (2/26/16):   The entry deadline has been extended to March 8, 2016 !

The New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists’ annual Excellence in Journalism contest opens today, Jan. 4!  The contest seeks to honor the best Garden State journalism produced in 2015 from news organizations large and small and across all mediums. To view the more than 50 contest categories, click here. To enter the contest, click here. The contest is open to both members and non-members of SPJ-NJ — anyone can can nominate someone else and be nominated, too.

To learn more about the New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists, click here.