The Orange County Press Club is taking nominations for the 2012 Journalism Awards. I’m thrilled that this year we’ve added new blogging categories for new media journalist! Last year OC Press Club offered only two, this year we have four categories for blogs (five if you include Best Photo).
I’m honored to sit on the Board of the Press Club and pleased that the door has been opened wider for the new media. Here are some details for entering.
* Stories, photos and posts must have been published in an OC-based publication or blog.
* It’s also okay to enter nationally published pieces if you’re an OC-based writer.
*All materials had to be published or posted between Jan. 1, 2011 and December 31, 2011.
Entry deadline: Friday, May 18, 2012.
Best News story or feature
Best Investigative story
Best Public Affairs or Education story or series
Best Feature story
Best Round-up or ‘Best Of’ feature
Best Business story, feature or column
Best Sports story, feature or column
Best Arts or Culture story, review, feature or column
Best Music or Entertainment story, review, feature or column
Best Food or Restaurant review, story, feature or column
Best Travel story, feature or column
Best Broadcast about OC (radio/TV)
David McQuay Award for Best Columnist
Marjorie Freeman Award for Best Humorous Story
Best Entertainment blog
Best Lifestyle/Family blog
Best Food blog
Best News/Political blog
The Real O.C. award: for the story, review, feature, blog, column or photo that best captures something special, surprising, telling or essential about Orange County
The rules are fairly simple and you’ll find them outlined on the OC Press Club site. You must be a member of the Press Club in order to enter a story, blog or photo. You can join the press club, here. If you’re a blogger or new media journalist, don’t be shy to submit your blog!