JUST SIX DAYS TO DEADLINE FOR 2008 IAPA AWARDS ENTRIES
MIAMI, Florida (January 9)The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) announced today that just six days remain before the deadline for entries for its 2008 Awards for Excellence in Journalism.
The awards contest each year attracts the best and brightest of journalism in the Western Hemisphere. Publications and news agencies in some 33 nations in the Americas and the Caribbean submit their best works in English, Spanish or Portuguese. The deadline for entries is midnight, January 15th, 2008.
This year continues a new online procedure and entry rules in order to facilitate participation. So far a total of 250 entries have been submitted.
The 11 awards categories are: inter-American relations; human rights; news coverage; features; in-depth reporting; photography; cartoons; infographics; opinion; the newspaper in education, and best online news coverage. In addition the IAPA awards its Grand Prize for Press Freedom to a person or organization showing significant achievements on behalf of the cause of freedom of the press.
The call for entries and contest rules may be obtained from the IAPAs Web site, www.sipiapa.org/awards. It is not necessary to be an IAPA member to participate.