IAPA EXTENDS DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES FOR 2008 EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM AWARDS
MIAMI, Florida (January 18, 2008)The Inter American Press Association reported today that due to the very high number of entries received and the great interest shown in participating it has decided to extend to January 31 the deadline for receipt of entries in the 2008 Excellence in Journalism Awards contest.
To date 660 entries have been received, almost half of them in recent days. The new deadline is midnight on January 31, 2008 and there will be no further extension.
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 15, 2008.
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.