PABJ 2018 AWARD NOMINATION FORM

 

Submit by Friday, May 18, 2018

 
Award Criteria
 
All submissions should include: 1) nomination form 2) nominee’s biographical information 3) nominee’s resume (if available) 4) a brief narrative written by the nominator describing the work that highlights why the nominee should receive the award. ** Journalist of the Year entries must include work samples. The samples could include a powerful story, series of stories, a newscast, article or photographs that were posted, published or broadcast during the 2017 calendar year.
1. Community Service 4. Journalist of the Year
2. Trailblazer 5. Impact Award
3. Lifetime Achievement 6. Media Professional

 


Community Service

 


Awarded to a journalist, member of the media or community person who has had a positive impact on African Americans or Black people of African descent. If the nominee is a journalist, his or her community service must be rooted in work done outside the typical realm of journalism.

What to submit: Nominations must describe the candidate’s community service and its impact. Outline your reasons for the nomination. Supporting documentation may include clips, articles, letters and certiÿcates.

 

Trailblazer


Awarded to a pioneer Black person of extraordinary accomplishment who has broken barriers or blazed trails. Nominees may be living or deceased and have contributed to the advancement of news coverage of issues involving African Americans or Black people of African descent.

What to submit: Documentation should include 3 to 5 links or other relevant samples of the nominee’s work. Each entry must include a nomination statement outlining reasons for the nomination.

 

Lifetime Achievement


Awarded to a Black print, broadcast, online or photojournalist with a minimum of 15 years in the industry. Nominees in the category may be living or deceased. The nominees must have made or still be making an extraordinary contribution to the enrichment, understanding, or advancement of news coverage involving Black life and culture.

What to submit: Nominations must document the candidate’s work. Documentation should include 3 to 5 samples of the nominee’s work and your reasons for the nomination.

 

Journalist of the Year


Awarded to a Black journalist who produced work during the 2017 calendar year that was extraordinary in depth, scope or signiÿcance to African Americans or Black people of African descent. The honoree is to be selected from broadcast, print or online ÿelds, at the discretion of the awards committee and executive board.

What to submit: Nominations must document the candidate’s work. Documentation should include 3 to 5 links to relevant samples of the nominee’s work. Each entry must include a nomination statement outlining reasons for the nomination. Previous Journalist of the Year winners ARE ELIGIBLE to be honored again.

 

Impact


Awarded to a Black person behind the scenes whose support positively impacts diversity in newsroomsor wh ose work positively impacts coverage a°ecting African Americans or Black people of African descent.

What to submit: Nominations must document and describe the candidate’s impactful work. Include links to relevant samples of the nominee’s work if available.

 

Media Professional


Awarded to a Black public relations, advertising, marketing or strategic communications professional whose work facilitates or generates signiÿcant coverage of stories that impact Black people. The candidate must demonstrate overall excellence in their ÿeld.

What to submit: Nominations must document the candidate’s impactful work and your reason for the submission. Include links to relevant samples of the nominee’s work if available.

 

HOW AND WHERE TO SUBMIT NOMINATIONS:
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