awards 2016

We’re excited to announce that our 2017 Media Awards Competition is OPEN and ready to accept entries. We aim to recognize exemplary coverage of people or issues in the African/African American Diaspora, but all stories done by journalists working in the New York City area are eligible. Our judging categories cover print, broadcast and digital/online news media.

All contestants will enter the competition as an “Open Call Contestant.” For detailed instructions, visit ALL submissions must be entered through the Better Newspaper Contest website.

Only work originally published or broadcast during the judging period of January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016 is eligible for consideration..

NYABJ members can submit up to three (3) entries for $50. Non-NYABJ members will pay $50 per entry. Fees will be paid through PayPal on the BNC website. (We are NOT accepting checks via postal mail service.)

The competition raises money for the First Take NYC High School Journalism Workshop, an eight-week intensive program that teaches reporting, writing and multimedia skills to area youth. This year, awards will be announced at a scaled down mixer/networking event, instead of a dinner gala.