22 December 2015

25 days to deadline for 2016 IAPA awards entries

25 days to deadline for 2016 IAPA awards entries

MIAMI, Florida (December 22, 2015) —The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) announced today that just 25 days remain before the deadline for entries for its 2016 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 15, 2016.

The 13 awards categories are: inter-American relations; human rights; news coverage; features; in-depth reporting; photography; cartoons; infographics; opinion; the newspaper in education, reporting on the environment, best multimedia coverage 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 IAPA's Web site,www.sipiapa.org/awards. It is not necessary to be an IAPA member to participate.

Contest entry forms and rules are available for downloading from the IAPA's Web site, www.sipiapa.org.

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