Excellence in Journalism Awards

The Press Club of New Orleans is gearing up for the 59th annual Excellence in Journalism Awards. While the entry period begins March 13, the updated categories are now available for review in preparation for submissions.

We are once again using the Better Newspaper Competition web-based submission process, which means no more clipping tear sheets, making video dubs or mailing in photographs. It’s as simple as uploading a Word document, PDF, jpeg or tiff. As for video, it’s as simple as submitting a URL. All videos must now be uploaded to YouTube. Links must be kept active until awards night for judging purposes. Your entries could be disqualified if we are not able to access them in this manner. All Public Relations category entries must now be uploaded.

Check out the 2017 Excellence in Journalism Categories Listing

Eligibility and Rules are available here!



All entrants must be a paid member of the Press Club to submit nominations for the annual Excellence in Journalism competition. Anyone submitting an entry must be a paid member by our deadline for entries, which is April 7 at 5 p.m. or your entries will be disqualified. If you have not already signed up or renewed your membership, you can still become a member by completing the online process. To access our membership page, click here.



• Please read the category description for which you are submitting to 
make sure you are meeting the requirements. The Press Club Board of Directors Awards Committee will review all entries to make sure they are in the appropriate category. If they are not, a representative will contact you to discuss further.

• Please note new rules and category changes that are highlighted in the category listings.



All entries are $25. Payment for awards submissions can be made online at the BNC website. When you are done submitting your entries, click on “Manage Entries” and in the upper right corner; click “Calculate Entry Fee.” This will give you the total amount you owe for submissions. You may now submit your payment through PayPal.



For awards submission questions, please email to pressclubneworleans@gmail.com and we will respond as quickly as possible. If you are submitting under the Television division and have additional questions, please contact Doug Mouton at dmouton@wwltv.com. We will release the finalists at our annual meeting in June. Best wishes and good luck!

Terry Westerfield
Awards Chairwoman
Press Club of New Orleans

Doug Mouton
Press Club of New Orleans