Best of Indiana journalism contest open for new year; Entry deadline Feb. 8

The Best of Indiana journalism contest is accepting entries for another year. The Indiana Pro Chapter is ready to recognize the state’s top professional and student journalism for 2018 in all formats – print, broadcast and online.

We have dozens of categories in reporting, visuals, design, multimedia and books. The entry deadline is Feb. 8. We’ve kept the entry fees the same for most categories ($20 for professionals and $15 for students) — but we have cut in half the fees to submit nominations for Journalist of the Year, Student Journalist of the Year and Story of the Year. Nominations for those awards can come from newsrooms, but any Indiana journalist can submit an entry for a colleague or themselves. Freelancers are welcome to enter any category — and anyone can submit their own entries for Indiana’s largest open journalism contest.

Your contest entries help make the chapter’s college scholarship possible. We awarded $2,500 scholarships last spring to two top Indiana collegiate journalists. We look forward to doing the same during the April 26 awards banquet at the Indianapolis Marriott North. Mark your calendars to celebrate the Best of Indiana!

For all the rules and category descriptions:

To submit entries by the Feb. 8 deadline: