$100.00
$100.00

FEATURE REPORTING
Coverage of a cultural, human-interest, or lifestyle topic. Entries may be a single feature or series of up to three parts. Complete entries may be up to 60 minutes long and may be edited to length. Open to radio and satellite networks, local radio stations, and digital media, including streaming audio and podcasts.

INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING
Coverage of a cultural, human-interest, or lifestyle topic. Entries may be a single feature or series of up to five parts. Complete entries may be up to 60 minutes long and may be edited to length. Open to radio and satellite networks, local radio stations, and digital media, including streaming audio and podcasts.

SPORTS REPORTING
Probing, in-depth investigative coverage on a single topic. Entries may be a single feature or series of up to three parts. Complete entries may be up to 60 minutes long and may be edited to length. Open to radio and satellite networks, local radio stations, and digital media, including streaming audio and podcasts.

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Rules

Entries must be received no later than noon on Saturday, October 30, 2021. Entries must have been published or broadcast between September 1, 2020, and August 31, 2021.

  • Entrants must be newswomen who are staff or freelance and based in the New York metropolitan area. Entrants who moved outside of the New York City metro area due to the COVID pandemic, are also eligible to participate this year.
  • If a contest submission contains multiple bylines that include the entrant and the names of male colleagues, a letter from the supervising editor of the piece must accompany the entry. The letter must state why, specifically, the newswomen on the project played a more significant role in the research, writing, and execution of the work being submitted.
  • An entry may NOT be submitted in more than one category except when entered separately by different talents on the creative team. For example, in the online category, an entry may be submitted by a reporter for one of the online Multimedia News Package awards. The same entry may also be entered by the videographer on the team for one of the Digital Video awards.
  • Once an entry has been submitted, the accompanying entry form may not be revised at the request of entrants or entrants’ representatives except to correct any misspelling.
  • Any corrections or legal challenges to an entry must be included as part of the submission. In the case of a correction or legal issue, the assigning editor must include a letter explaining the context.
  • Online entries must have been created for use in electronic form; material written for print publication and reused on the Internet is NOT eligible.
  • All submissions must be entered as published, with no alterations of the original work.
  • An entry submitted in an incorrect category will be reclassified by the judges.
  • Judges will consider planning and general organization of an entry, initiative in obtaining the story, news writing, readability, and impact. They will also consider originality, creativity, content organization, clarity of message, and appropriateness to the audience.
  • Each entry requires a separate entry fee of $100. Fees may be paid using the form below. Fees must be paid at the time of submission. Entries without entry fees will not be considered. Entry fees are not refundable.
  • After October 25, 2021, the work is before a judge and the entrant is prohibited from making any changes or including additional bylines to the submission. Doing so can result in the immediate disqualification of the entry.
  • The Newswomen’s Club reserves the right to decline an award in any category at the judges’ recommendation.
  • Winning entries may be posted on the Newswomen’s Club website and may be included in Club publications regarding the Front Page Awards.
Ends on $100.00
$100.00

SHORT-FORM  
Including but not limited to an event, era, life story that contains no fictional elements and can be a maximum of 39 minutes long. Entries must be limited to a single piece.

LONG-FORM
Including but not limited to an event, era, life story that contains no fictional elements. Must be a minimum of 40 minutes and can be a maximum of 2 hours. Entries must be limited to a single piece.

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Rules

Entries must be received no later than noon on Saturday, October 30, 2021. Entries must have been published or broadcast between September 1, 2020, and August 31, 2021.

  • Entrants must be newswomen who are staff or freelance and based in the New York metropolitan area. Entrants who moved outside of the New York City metro area due to the COVID pandemic, are also eligible to participate this year.
  • If a contest submission contains multiple bylines that include the entrant and the names of male colleagues, a letter from the supervising editor of the piece must accompany the entry. The letter must state why, specifically, the newswomen on the project played a more significant role in the research, writing, and execution of the work being submitted.
  • An entry may NOT be submitted in more than one category except when entered separately by different talents on the creative team. For example, in the online category, an entry may be submitted by a reporter for one of the online Multimedia News Package awards. The same entry may also be entered by the videographer on the team for one of the Digital Video awards.
  • Once an entry has been submitted, the accompanying entry form may not be revised at the request of entrants or entrants’ representatives except to correct any misspelling.
  • Any corrections or legal challenges to an entry must be included as part of the submission. In the case of a correction or legal issue, the assigning editor must include a letter explaining the context.
  • Online entries must have been created for use in electronic form; material written for print publication and reused on the Internet is NOT eligible.
  • All submissions must be entered as published, with no alterations of the original work.
  • An entry submitted in an incorrect category will be reclassified by the judges.
  • Judges will consider planning and general organization of an entry, initiative in obtaining the story, news writing, readability, and impact. They will also consider originality, creativity, content organization, clarity of message, and appropriateness to the audience.
  • Each entry requires a separate entry fee of $100. Fees may be paid using the form below. Fees must be paid at the time of submission. Entries without entry fees will not be considered. Entry fees are not refundable.
  • After October 25, 2021, the work is before a judge and the entrant is prohibited from making any changes or including additional bylines to the submission. Doing so can result in the immediate disqualification of the entry.
  • The Newswomen’s Club reserves the right to decline an award in any category at the judges’ recommendation.
  • Winning entries may be posted on the Newswomen’s Club website and may be included in Club publications regarding the Front Page Awards.

BREAKING NEWS
Coverage of a local news event published immediately following the event.  Open to all media, whether distributed in print or through digital media outlets, television, radio and satellite networks, local radio stations, and digital media, including streaming audio and podcasts.  

FEATURE
Trend, profile, human interest, or another type of feature that is not a breaking news story. Entries may be a single article or a series of up to three (3) pieces, including sidebars. Open to all media, whether distributed in print or through digital media outlets, television, radio and satellite networks, local radio stations, and digital media, including streaming audio and podcasts.  

INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING
In-depth coverage of an important topic that had or could have a significant impact. Entries may be a single article or a series of no more than FIVE (5) articles on a single subject and may include sidebars.

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Rules

Entries must be received no later than noon on Saturday, October 30, 2021. Entries must have been published or broadcast between September 1, 2020, and August 31, 2021.

  • Entrants must be newswomen who are staff or freelance and based in the New York metropolitan area. Entrants who moved outside of the New York City metro area due to the COVID pandemic, are also eligible to participate this year.
  • If a contest submission contains multiple bylines that include the entrant and the names of male colleagues, a letter from the supervising editor of the piece must accompany the entry. The letter must state why, specifically, the newswomen on the project played a more significant role in the research, writing, and execution of the work being submitted.
  • An entry may NOT be submitted in more than one category except when entered separately by different talents on the creative team. For example, in the online category, an entry may be submitted by a reporter for one of the online Multimedia News Package awards. The same entry may also be entered by the videographer on the team for one of the Digital Video awards.
  • Once an entry has been submitted, the accompanying entry form may not be revised at the request of entrants or entrants’ representatives except to correct any misspelling.
  • Any corrections or legal challenges to an entry must be included as part of the submission. In the case of a correction or legal issue, the assigning editor must include a letter explaining the context.
  • Online entries must have been created for use in electronic form; material written for print publication and reused on the Internet is NOT eligible.
  • All submissions must be entered as published, with no alterations of the original work.
  • An entry submitted in an incorrect category will be reclassified by the judges.
  • Judges will consider planning and general organization of an entry, initiative in obtaining the story, news writing, readability, and impact. They will also consider originality, creativity, content organization, clarity of message, and appropriateness to the audience.
  • Each entry requires a separate entry fee of $100. Fees may be paid using the form below. Fees must be paid at the time of submission. Entries without entry fees will not be considered. Entry fees are not refundable.
  • After October 25, 2021, the work is before a judge and the entrant is prohibited from making any changes or including additional bylines to the submission. Doing so can result in the immediate disqualification of the entry.
  • The Newswomen’s Club reserves the right to decline an award in any category at the judges’ recommendation.
  • Winning entries may be posted on the Newswomen’s Club website and may be included in Club publications regarding the Front Page Awards.
Ends on $100.00
$100.00

ESSAY
A short literary composition, generally on a single subject, reflecting the author’s opinion. Entries must be limited to a single article.

FEATURE
Trend, profile, human interest, or any other type of feature that is not a  breaking news story. Entries may be a single article or a series of up to FIVE (5) articles, including sidebars.

INTERVIEW
An interview with a significant personality in politics, entertainment, sports, or another area.

INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING
The story should demonstrate the entrant’s ability to provide treatment of an issue that has an impact on the publication’s readership but that has not received prior coverage or would not have been told without the reporter’s diligence in uncovering or reporting of the subject. Submit a maximum of THREE (3) articles representing the development of the story. The dates for each article must fall within the contest calendar year.

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Rules
Entries must be received no later than noon on Saturday, October 30, 2021. Entries must have been published or broadcast between September 1, 2020, and August 31, 2021.

  • Entrants must be newswomen who are staff or freelance and based in the New York metropolitan area. Entrants who moved outside of the New York City metro area due to the COVID pandemic, are also eligible to participate this year.
  • If a contest submission contains multiple bylines that include the entrant and the names of male colleagues, a letter from the supervising editor of the piece must accompany the entry. The letter must state why, specifically, the newswomen on the project played a more significant role in the research, writing, and execution of the work being submitted.
  • An entry may NOT be submitted in more than one category except when entered separately by different talents on the creative team. For example, in the online category, an entry may be submitted by a reporter for one of the online Multimedia News Package awards. The same entry may also be entered by the videographer on the team for one of the Digital Video awards.
  • Once an entry has been submitted, the accompanying entry form may not be revised at the request of entrants or entrants’ representatives except to correct any misspelling.
  • Any corrections or legal challenges to an entry must be included as part of the submission. In the case of a correction or legal issue, the assigning editor must include a letter explaining the context.
  • Online entries must have been created for use in electronic form; material written for print publication and reused on the Internet is NOT eligible.
  • All submissions must be entered as published, with no alterations of the original work.
  • An entry submitted in an incorrect category will be reclassified by the judges.
  • Judges will consider planning and general organization of an entry, initiative in obtaining the story, news writing, readability, and impact. They will also consider originality, creativity, content organization, clarity of message, and appropriateness to the audience.
  • Each entry requires a separate entry fee of $100. Fees may be paid using the form below. Fees must be paid at the time of submission. Entries without entry fees will not be considered. Entry fees are not refundable.
  • After October 25, 2021, the work is before a judge and the entrant is prohibited from making any changes or including additional bylines to the submission. Doing so can result in the immediate disqualification of the entry.
  • The Newswomen’s Club reserves the right to decline an award in any category at the judges’ recommendation.
  • Winning entries may be posted on the Newswomen’s Club website and may be included in Club publications regarding the Front Page Awards.


Ends on $100.00
$100.00

BEAT REPORTING

Coverage by a single reporter or up to a team of three reporters of a particular subject covered during the contest year. Submit a maximum of FIVE (5) articles.

BREAKING / SPOT NEWS

Deadline reporting of a single event. Entries must have been published no later than the day after the event. Entries must be a single article but may include sidebars.

FEATURE

Trend, profile, human interest, or a subject area that is not breaking news. Entries may be a single article and may include sidebars.

INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING

Submissions should demonstrate the entrant’s ability to provide treatment of an issue that has not received prior coverage or would not have been told without the reporter’s diligence in uncovering or reporting the subject. Submit a maximum of FIVE (5) articles representing the development of the story. The entries must have been published within the contest year.

The Nellie Bly Award for Best Front Page Story

Entries must have appeared in at least one hard copy issue of the newspaper. This entry must be a single article.
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Rules

Entries must be received no later than noon on Saturday, October 30, 2021. Entries must have been published or broadcast between September 1, 2020, and August 31, 2021.

  • Entrants must be newswomen who are staff or freelance and based in the New York metropolitan area. Entrants who moved outside of the New York City metro area due to the COVID pandemic, are also eligible to participate this year.
  • If a contest submission contains multiple bylines that include the entrant and the names of male colleagues, a letter from the supervising editor of the piece must accompany the entry. The letter must state why, specifically, the newswomen on the project played a more significant role in the research, writing, and execution of the work being submitted.
  • An entry may NOT be submitted in more than one category except when entered separately by different talents on the creative team. For example, in the online category, an entry may be submitted by a reporter for one of the online Multimedia News Package awards. The same entry may also be entered by the videographer on the team for one of the Digital Video awards.
  • Once an entry has been submitted, the accompanying entry form may not be revised at the request of entrants or entrants’ representatives except to correct any misspelling.
  • Any corrections or legal challenges to an entry must be included as part of the submission. In the case of a correction or legal issue, the assigning editor must include a letter explaining the context.
  • Online entries must have been created for use in electronic form; material written for print publication and reused on the Internet is NOT eligible.
  • All submissions must be entered as published, with no alterations of the original work.
  • An entry submitted in an incorrect category will be reclassified by the judges.
  • Judges will consider planning and general organization of an entry, initiative in obtaining the story, news writing, readability, and impact. They will also consider originality, creativity, content organization, clarity of message, and appropriateness to the audience.
  • Each entry requires a separate entry fee of $100. Fees may be paid using the form below. Fees must be paid at the time of submission. Entries without entry fees will not be considered. Entry fees are not refundable.
  • After October 25, 2021, the work is before a judge and the entrant is prohibited from making any changes or including additional bylines to the submission. Doing so can result in the immediate disqualification of the entry.
  • The Newswomen’s Club reserves the right to decline an award in any category at the judges’ recommendation.
  • Winning entries may be posted on the Newswomen’s Club website and may be included in Club publications regarding the Front Page Awards.
Ends on $100.00
$100.00

BLOGS
Entries must be original, focused on a single subject, and limited to a maximum of FIVE (5) posts.

BREAKING NEWS
Deadline reporting of a single event. Entries must have been published on the day of the event. Entries must be a single article but may include sidebars. Must have appeared exclusively online.

DIGITAL VIDEO
Visual and audio coverage of a news event or feature created specifically for the Internet.

FEATURE
Trend, profile, human interest, or another subject area that is not breaking news. Entries may be a single article and may include sidebars. Must have appeared exclusively online.

INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING
In-depth coverage of an important topic that had or could have a significant impact. Entries may be a single article or a series of no more than FIVE (5) articles on a single subject and may include sidebars. Must have appeared exclusively online.

MULTIMEDIA NEWS PACKAGE
A cohesive package of words, photographs, graphics, audio, and/or video that enhances understanding of a single subject in an Internet-only publication or in the Internet version of a traditional news outlet. Entrants must be certain the link is NOT password protected or otherwise inaccessible.

SOCIAL MEDIA VIDEO
Video of a news event or feature created specifically for social media.

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Rules

Entries must be received no later than noon on Saturday, October 30, 2021. Entries must have been published or broadcast between September 1, 2020, and August 31, 2021.

  • Entrants must be newswomen who are staff or freelance and based in the New York metropolitan area. Entrants who moved outside of the New York City metro area due to the COVID pandemic, are also eligible to participate this year.
  • If a contest submission contains multiple bylines that include the entrant and the names of male colleagues, a letter from the supervising editor of the piece must accompany the entry. The letter must state why, specifically, the newswomen on the project played a more significant role in the research, writing, and execution of the work being submitted.
  • An entry may NOT be submitted in more than one category except when entered separately by different talents on the creative team. For example, in the online category, an entry may be submitted by a reporter for one of the online Multimedia News Package awards. The same entry may also be entered by the videographer on the team for one of the Digital Video awards.
  • Once an entry has been submitted, the accompanying entry form may not be revised at the request of entrants or entrants’ representatives except to correct any misspelling.
  • Any corrections or legal challenges to an entry must be included as part of the submission. In the case of a correction or legal issue, the assigning editor must include a letter explaining the context.
  • Online entries must have been created for use in electronic form; material written for print publication and reused on the Internet is NOT eligible.
  • All submissions must be entered as published, with no alterations of the original work.
  • An entry submitted in an incorrect category will be reclassified by the judges.
  • Judges will consider planning and general organization of an entry, initiative in obtaining the story, news writing, readability, and impact. They will also consider originality, creativity, content organization, clarity of message, and appropriateness to the audience.
  • Each entry requires a separate entry fee of $100. Fees may be paid using the form below. Fees must be paid at the time of submission. Entries without entry fees will not be considered. Entry fees are not refundable.
  • After October 25, 2021, the work is before a judge and the entrant is prohibited from making any changes or including additional bylines to the submission. Doing so can result in the immediate disqualification of the entry.
  • The Newswomen’s Club reserves the right to decline an award in any category at the judges’ recommendation.
  • Winning entries may be posted on the Newswomen’s Club website and may be included in Club publications regarding the Front Page Awards.
Ends on $100.00
$100.00

BREAKING NEWS
Photo of a breaking news story, accurately capturing the event and displaying visual impact. Entries are limited to a single photo.

FEATURE
Photo exhibiting human interest, profile, or related to a subject that is not a breaking news story.

FEATURE PHOTO EDITING  
These categories are intended to appraise storytelling through the effective use of photojournalism, captions, headlines, and other display typography.

Page design should reflect consideration for the reader and respect for the vision of the photographer. The design and presentation of digital/online, inside pages, and section fronts will be evaluated.

NEWS PHOTO EDITING  

These categories are intended to appraise storytelling through the effective use of photojournalism, captions, headlines, and other display typography.  

Page design should reflect consideration for the reader and respect for the vision of the photographer. The design and presentation of digital/online, inside pages, and section fronts will be evaluated.


PHOTO ESSAY
A series of published photographs on a single subject.

PORTRAIT SERIES

A body of work comprising published portrait photography on a single subject/topic.

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Rules

Entries must be received no later than noon on Saturday, October 30, 2021. Entries must have been published or broadcast between September 1, 2020, and August 31, 2021.

  • Entrants must be newswomen who are staff or freelance and based in the New York metropolitan area. Entrants who moved outside of the New York City metro area due to the COVID pandemic, are also eligible to participate this year.
  • If a contest submission contains multiple bylines that include the entrant and the names of male colleagues, a letter from the supervising editor of the piece must accompany the entry. The letter must state why, specifically, the newswomen on the project played a more significant role in the research, writing, and execution of the work being submitted.
  • An entry may NOT be submitted in more than one category except when entered separately by different talents on the creative team. For example, in the online category, an entry may be submitted by a reporter for one of the online Multimedia News Package awards. The same entry may also be entered by the videographer on the team for one of the Digital Video awards.
  • Once an entry has been submitted, the accompanying entry form may not be revised at the request of entrants or entrants’ representatives except to correct any misspelling.
  • Any corrections or legal challenges to an entry must be included as part of the submission. In the case of a correction or legal issue, the assigning editor must include a letter explaining the context.
  • Online entries must have been created for use in electronic form; material written for print publication and reused on the Internet is NOT eligible.
  • All submissions must be entered as published, with no alterations of the original work.
  • An entry submitted in an incorrect category will be reclassified by the judges.
  • Judges will consider planning and general organization of an entry, initiative in obtaining the story, news writing, readability, and impact. They will also consider originality, creativity, content organization, clarity of message, and appropriateness to the audience.
  • Each entry requires a separate entry fee of $100. Fees may be paid using the form below. Fees must be paid at the time of submission. Entries without entry fees will not be considered. Entry fees are not refundable.
  • After October 25, 2021, the work is before a judge and the entrant is prohibited from making any changes or including additional bylines to the submission. Doing so can result in the immediate disqualification of the entry.
  • The Newswomen’s Club reserves the right to decline an award in any category at the judges’ recommendation.
  • Winning entries may be posted on the Newswomen’s Club website and may be included in Club publications regarding the Front Page Awards.

ARTS
Coverage of fashion, theater, dance, literature, film, music, or visual art. Entries may be trend stories, profiles, reviews, criticism, or investigation. Entries may be a single article or up to three related articles and may include sidebars.  Open to all media, whether distributed in print or through digital media outlets, television, radio and satellite networks, local radio stations, and digital media, including streaming audio and podcasts.  

BUSINESS
Coverage of an event, feature, or profile related to the business community. Entries may be a single article or up to THREE (3) related pieces and may include sidebars. Open to all media, whether distributed in print or through digital media outlets, television, radio and satellite networks, local radio stations, and digital media, including streaming audio and podcasts.

EDITORIAL/OPINION/CRITICISM
Editorial, regular column, or guest column on any topic. Entries may be a single article or up to three pieces. Open to all media, whether distributed in print or through digital media outlets, television, radio and satellite networks, local radio stations, and digital media, including streaming audio and podcasts.

EDUCATION
Coverage of an event, feature, or profile related to education. Entries may be a single article or up to THREE (3) related pieces and may include sidebars. Open to all media, whether distributed in print or through digital media outlets, television, radio and satellite networks, local radio stations, and digital media, including streaming audio and podcasts.

ENVIRONMENT
Coverage of an event, feature, or profile related to the environment. Entries may be a single article or up to THREE (3) related pieces and may include sidebars. Open to all media, whether distributed in print or through digital media outlets, television, radio and satellite networks, local radio stations, and digital media, including streaming audio and podcasts.

MEDICINE/HEALTH/FITNESS
Breaking news, feature, analysis, or investigation about medicine, medical advances, health, or fitness. Entries may be a single article or up to THREE (3) related pieces and may include sidebars. Open to all media, whether distributed in print or through digital media outlets, television, radio and satellite networks, local radio stations, and digital media, including streaming audio and podcasts.

PERSONAL SERVICE
News or information that is intended for practical use, such as helping readers improve their health, finances, career, or relationships. Entries must be a single piece but may include sidebars. Open to all media, whether distributed in print or through digital media outlets, television, radio and satellite networks, local radio stations, and digital media, including streaming audio and podcasts.

POLITICS
Coverage of an event, feature, or profile related to politics. Entries may be a single article or up to THREE (3) related pieces and may include sidebars. Open to all media, whether distributed in print or through digital media outlets, television, radio and satellite networks, local radio stations, and digital media, including streaming audio and podcasts.

SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY
Breaking news, feature, analysis, or investigation about scientific discovery, application, or technology. Entries may be a single article or up to THREE (3) related pieces and may include sidebars. Open to all media, whether distributed in print or through digital media outlets, television, radio and satellite networks, local radio stations, and digital media, including streaming audio and podcasts.

SPORTS
Coverage of an event, feature, profile, or business story related to organized sports. Entries may be a single article or up to three related pieces and may include sidebars. Open to all media, whether distributed in print or through digital media outlets, television, radio and satellite networks, local radio stations, and digital media, including streaming audio and podcasts.

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Rules

Entries must be received no later than noon on Saturday, October 30, 2021. Entries must have been published or broadcast between September 1, 2020, and August 31, 2021.

  • Entrants must be newswomen who are staff or freelance and based in the New York metropolitan area. Entrants who moved outside of the New York City metro area due to the COVID pandemic, are also eligible to participate this year.
  • If a contest submission contains multiple bylines that include the entrant and the names of male colleagues, a letter from the supervising editor of the piece must accompany the entry. The letter must state why, specifically, the newswomen on the project played a more significant role in the research, writing, and execution of the work being submitted.
  • An entry may NOT be submitted in more than one category except when entered separately by different talents on the creative team. For example, in the online category, an entry may be submitted by a reporter for one of the online Multimedia News Package awards. The same entry may also be entered by the videographer on the team for one of the Digital Video awards.
  • Once an entry has been submitted, the accompanying entry form may not be revised at the request of entrants or entrants’ representatives except to correct any misspelling.
  • Any corrections or legal challenges to an entry must be included as part of the submission. In the case of a correction or legal issue, the assigning editor must include a letter explaining the context.
  • Online entries must have been created for use in electronic form; material written for print publication and reused on the Internet is NOT eligible.
  • All submissions must be entered as published, with no alterations of the original work.
  • An entry submitted in an incorrect category will be reclassified by the judges.
  • Judges will consider planning and general organization of an entry, initiative in obtaining the story, news writing, readability, and impact. They will also consider originality, creativity, content organization, clarity of message, and appropriateness to the audience.
  • Each entry requires a separate entry fee of $100. Fees may be paid using the form below. Fees must be paid at the time of submission. Entries without entry fees will not be considered. Entry fees are not refundable.
  • After October 25, 2021, the work is before a judge and the entrant is prohibited from making any changes or including additional bylines to the submission. Doing so can result in the immediate disqualification of the entry.
  • The Newswomen’s Club reserves the right to decline an award in any category at the judges’ recommendation.
  • Winning entries may be posted on the Newswomen’s Club website and may be included in Club publications regarding the Front Page Awards.
Ends on $100.00
$100.00

BREAKING NEWS

Spot coverage of a single event broadcast the same day. Narratives or voice-overs are allowed only if they were part of the original broadcast.

FEATURE

Trend stories, profiles, humor, human-interest stories, or any other subject that is not a breaking news story.

INTERVIEW

An interview with a significant personality in politics, entertainment, sports, or other areas.

Special Programming (Public Affairs or Editorial)

Entry may be a single report or editorial or may be a series of up to THREE (3) reports on the same subject. Narratives or voice-overs are allowed only if they were part of the original broadcast.

Special Reporting Series (Investigative or Enterprise Reporting)

Submit coverage of a single subject reported in TWO (2) or more parts. Narratives or voice-overs are allowed only if they were part of the original broadcast.

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Rules

Entries must be received no later than noon on Saturday, October 30, 2021. Entries must have been published or broadcast between September 1, 2020, and August 31, 2021.

  • Entrants must be newswomen who are staff or freelance and based in the New York metropolitan area. Entrants who moved outside of the New York City metro area due to the COVID pandemic, are also eligible to participate this year.
  • If a contest submission contains multiple bylines that include the entrant and the names of male colleagues, a letter from the supervising editor of the piece must accompany the entry. The letter must state why, specifically, the newswomen on the project played a more significant role in the research, writing, and execution of the work being submitted.
  • An entry may NOT be submitted in more than one category except when entered separately by different talents on the creative team. For example, in the online category, an entry may be submitted by a reporter for one of the online Multimedia News Package awards. The same entry may also be entered by the videographer on the team for one of the Digital Video awards.
  • Once an entry has been submitted, the accompanying entry form may not be revised at the request of entrants or entrants’ representatives except to correct any misspelling.
  • Any corrections or legal challenges to an entry must be included as part of the submission. In the case of a correction or legal issue, the assigning editor must include a letter explaining the context.
  • Online entries must have been created for use in electronic form; material written for print publication and reused on the Internet is NOT eligible.
  • All submissions must be entered as published, with no alterations of the original work.
  • An entry submitted in an incorrect category will be reclassified by the judges.
  • Judges will consider planning and general organization of an entry, initiative in obtaining the story, news writing, readability, and impact. They will also consider originality, creativity, content organization, clarity of message, and appropriateness to the audience.
  • Each entry requires a separate entry fee of $100. Fees may be paid using the form below. Fees must be paid at the time of submission. Entries without entry fees will not be considered. Entry fees are not refundable.
  • After October 25, 2021, the work is before a judge and the entrant is prohibited from making any changes or including additional bylines to the submission. Doing so can result in the immediate disqualification of the entry.
  • The Newswomen’s Club reserves the right to decline an award in any category at the judges’ recommendation.
  • Winning entries may be posted on the Newswomen’s Club website and may be included in Club publications regarding the Front Page Awards.
Ends on $100.00
$100.00

BEAT REPORTING
Coverage by a single reporter or a team of reporters of a particular subject. Submit a maximum of FIVE (5) articles.

BREAKING / SPOT NEWS
Deadline reporting of a single event in a single day. Entries must be a single article but may include sidebars.

FEATURE
Trend, profile, human interest, or other subject areas that are not breaking news. Entries may be a single article and may include sidebars.

INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING
Entries should demonstrate the entrant’s ability to provide treatment of an issue that has not received prior coverage or would not have been told without the reporter’s diligence in uncovering or reporting the subject. Submit a maximum of FIVE (5) articles showing the development of the story. The entries must have been published within the contest year.

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Rules

Entries must be received no later than noon on Saturday, October 30, 2021. Entries must have been published or broadcast between September 1, 2020, and August 31, 2021.

  • Entrants must be newswomen who are staff or freelance and based in the New York metropolitan area. Entrants who moved outside of the New York City metro area due to the COVID pandemic, are also eligible to participate this year.
  • If a contest submission contains multiple bylines that include the entrant and the names of male colleagues, a letter from the supervising editor of the piece must accompany the entry. The letter must state why, specifically, the newswomen on the project played a more significant role in the research, writing, and execution of the work being submitted.
  • An entry may NOT be submitted in more than one category except when entered separately by different talents on the creative team. For example, in the online category, an entry may be submitted by a reporter for one of the online Multimedia News Package awards. The same entry may also be entered by the videographer on the team for one of the Digital Video awards.
  • Once an entry has been submitted, the accompanying entry form may not be revised at the request of entrants or entrants’ representatives except to correct any misspelling.
  • Any corrections or legal challenges to an entry must be included as part of the submission. In the case of a correction or legal issue, the assigning editor must include a letter explaining the context.
  • Online entries must have been created for use in electronic form; material written for print publication and reused on the Internet is NOT eligible.
  • All submissions must be entered as published, with no alterations of the original work.
  • An entry submitted in an incorrect category will be reclassified by the judges.
  • Judges will consider planning and general organization of an entry, initiative in obtaining the story, news writing, readability, and impact. They will also consider originality, creativity, content organization, clarity of message, and appropriateness to the audience.
  • Each entry requires a separate entry fee of $100. Fees may be paid using the form below. Fees must be paid at the time of submission. Entries without entry fees will not be considered. Entry fees are not refundable.
  • After October 25, 2021, the work is before a judge and the entrant is prohibited from making any changes or including additional bylines to the submission. Doing so can result in the immediate disqualification of the entry.
  • The Newswomen’s Club reserves the right to decline an award in any category at the judges’ recommendation.
  • Winning entries may be posted on the Newswomen’s Club website and may be included in Club publications regarding the Front Page Awards.

Coverage focusing on topics and issues specifically relevant to communities of color. Entries may be a single article or broadcast, or a series of no more than five related parts, including editorials, commentary, and sidebars. Open to all media, whether distributed in print or through digital media outlets, television, radio and satellite networks, local radio stations, and digital media, including streaming audio and podcasts.  

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Rules
Entries must be received no later than noon on Saturday, October 30, 2021. Entries must have been published or broadcast between September 1, 2020, and August 31, 2021.

  • Entrants must be newswomen who are staff or freelance and based in the New York metropolitan area. Entrants who moved outside of the New York City metro area due to the COVID pandemic, are also eligible to participate this year.
  • If a contest submission contains multiple bylines that include the entrant and the names of male colleagues, a letter from the supervising editor of the piece must accompany the entry. The letter must state why, specifically, the newswomen on the project played a more significant role in the research, writing, and execution of the work being submitted.
  • An entry may NOT be submitted in more than one category except when entered separately by different talents on the creative team. For example, in the online category, an entry may be submitted by a reporter for one of the online Multimedia News Package awards. The same entry may also be entered by the videographer on the team for one of the Digital Video awards.
  • Once an entry has been submitted, the accompanying entry form may not be revised at the request of entrants or entrants’ representatives except to correct any misspelling.
  • Any corrections or legal challenges to an entry must be included as part of the submission. In the case of a correction or legal issue, the assigning editor must include a letter explaining the context.
  • Online entries must have been created for use in electronic form; material written for print publication and reused on the Internet is NOT eligible.
  • All submissions must be entered as published, with no alterations of the original work.
  • An entry submitted in an incorrect category will be reclassified by the judges.
  • Judges will consider planning and general organization of an entry, initiative in obtaining the story, news writing, readability, and impact. They will also consider originality, creativity, content organization, clarity of message, and appropriateness to the audience.
  • Each entry requires a separate entry fee of $100. Fees may be paid using the form below. Fees must be paid at the time of submission. Entries without entry fees will not be considered. Entry fees are not refundable.
  • After October 25, 2021, the work is before a judge and the entrant is prohibited from making any changes or including additional bylines to the submission. Doing so can result in the immediate disqualification of the entry.
  • The Newswomen’s Club reserves the right to decline an award in any category at the judges’ recommendation.
  • Winning entries may be posted on the Newswomen’s Club website and may be included in Club publications regarding the Front Page Awards.


Ends on $100.00
$100.00

Presented for ownership of an ongoing story or subject during contest period. Entrants must be based in the New York metropolitan area. A body of work of up to 12 articles may be submitted.
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Rules
Entries must be received no later than noon on Saturday, October 30, 2021. Entries must have been published or broadcast between September 1, 2020, and August 31, 2021.

  • Entrants must be newswomen who are staff or freelance and based in the New York metropolitan area. Entrants who moved outside of the New York City metro area due to the COVID pandemic, are also eligible to participate this year.
  • If a contest submission contains multiple bylines that include the entrant and the names of male colleagues, a letter from the supervising editor of the piece must accompany the entry. The letter must state why, specifically, the newswomen on the project played a more significant role in the research, writing, and execution of the work being submitted.
  • An entry may NOT be submitted in more than one category except when entered separately by different talents on the creative team. For example, in the online category, an entry may be submitted by a reporter for one of the online Multimedia News Package awards. The same entry may also be entered by the videographer on the team for one of the Digital Video awards.
  • Once an entry has been submitted, the accompanying entry form may not be revised at the request of entrants or entrants’ representatives except to correct any misspelling.
  • Any corrections or legal challenges to an entry must be included as part of the submission. In the case of a correction or legal issue, the assigning editor must include a letter explaining the context.
  • Online entries must have been created for use in electronic form; material written for print publication and reused on the Internet is NOT eligible.
  • All submissions must be entered as published, with no alterations of the original work.
  • An entry submitted in an incorrect category will be reclassified by the judges.
  • Judges will consider planning and general organization of an entry, initiative in obtaining the story, news writing, readability, and impact. They will also consider originality, creativity, content organization, clarity of message, and appropriateness to the audience.
  • Each entry requires a separate entry fee of $100. Fees may be paid using the form below. Fees must be paid at the time of submission. Entries without entry fees will not be considered. Entry fees are not refundable.
  • After October 25, 2021, the work is before a judge and the entrant is prohibited from making any changes or including additional bylines to the submission. Doing so can result in the immediate disqualification of the entry.
  • The Newswomen’s Club reserves the right to decline an award in any category at the judges’ recommendation.
  • Winning entries may be posted on the Newswomen’s Club website and may be included in Club publications regarding the Front Page Awards.


Presented to a working newswoman who has amassed a significant body of work over at least 20 years. Open to all media, whether distributed in print or through digital media outlets, television, radio and satellite networks, local radio stations, and digital media, including streaming audio and podcasts.  
 

Recognizes leadership, contributions to journalism, and opportunities she has created for other newswomen through her work.
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Rules

Entries must be received no later than noon on Saturday, October 30, 2021. Entries must have been published or broadcast between September 1, 2020, and August 31, 2021.

  • Entrants must be newswomen who are staff or freelance and based in the New York metropolitan area. Entrants who moved outside of the New York City metro area due to the COVID pandemic, are also eligible to participate this year.
  • If a contest submission contains multiple bylines that include the entrant and the names of male colleagues, a letter from the supervising editor of the piece must accompany the entry. The letter must state why, specifically, the newswomen on the project played a more significant role in the research, writing, and execution of the work being submitted.
  • An entry may NOT be submitted in more than one category except when entered separately by different talents on the creative team. For example, in the online category, an entry may be submitted by a reporter for one of the online Multimedia News Package awards. The same entry may also be entered by the videographer on the team for one of the Digital Video awards.
  • Once an entry has been submitted, the accompanying entry form may not be revised at the request of entrants or entrants’ representatives except to correct any misspelling.
  • Any corrections or legal challenges to an entry must be included as part of the submission. In the case of a correction or legal issue, the assigning editor must include a letter explaining the context.
  • Online entries must have been created for use in electronic form; material written for print publication and reused on the Internet is NOT eligible.
  • All submissions must be entered as published, with no alterations of the original work.
  • An entry submitted in an incorrect category will be reclassified by the judges.
  • Judges will consider planning and general organization of an entry, initiative in obtaining the story, news writing, readability, and impact. They will also consider originality, creativity, content organization, clarity of message, and appropriateness to the audience.
  • Each entry requires a separate entry fee of $100. Fees may be paid using the form below. Fees must be paid at the time of submission. Entries without entry fees will not be considered. Entry fees are not refundable.
  • After October 25, 2021, the work is before a judge and the entrant is prohibited from making any changes or including additional bylines to the submission. Doing so can result in the immediate disqualification of the entry.
  • The Newswomen’s Club reserves the right to decline an award in any category at the judges’ recommendation.
  • Winning entries may be posted on the Newswomen’s Club website and may be included in Club publications regarding the Front Page Awards.

Best coverage of an event or ongoing story outside the United States by a  New York City-based newswoman.

Open to all media, whether distributed in print or through digital media outlets, television, radio and satellite networks, local radio stations, and digital media, including streaming audio and podcasts.  

This award memorializes the work of  Marie Colvin, who was killed in a rocket attack on February 22, 2012, while covering the siege of Homs in Syria for The Sunday Times.

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Rules
Entries must be received no later than noon on Saturday, October 30, 2021. Entries must have been published or broadcast between September 1, 2020, and August 31, 2021.

  • Entrants must be newswomen who are staff or freelance and based in the New York metropolitan area. Entrants who moved outside of the New York City metro area due to the COVID pandemic, are also eligible to participate this year.
  • If a contest submission contains multiple bylines that include the entrant and the names of male colleagues, a letter from the supervising editor of the piece must accompany the entry. The letter must state why, specifically, the newswomen on the project played a more significant role in the research, writing, and execution of the work being submitted.
  • An entry may NOT be submitted in more than one category except when entered separately by different talents on the creative team. For example, in the online category, an entry may be submitted by a reporter for one of the online Multimedia News Package awards. The same entry may also be entered by the videographer on the team for one of the Digital Video awards.
  • Once an entry has been submitted, the accompanying entry form may not be revised at the request of entrants or entrants’ representatives except to correct any misspelling.
  • Any corrections or legal challenges to an entry must be included as part of the submission. In the case of a correction or legal issue, the assigning editor must include a letter explaining the context.
  • Online entries must have been created for use in electronic form; material written for print publication and reused on the Internet is NOT eligible.
  • All submissions must be entered as published, with no alterations of the original work.
  • An entry submitted in an incorrect category will be reclassified by the judges.
  • Judges will consider planning and general organization of an entry, initiative in obtaining the story, news writing, readability, and impact. They will also consider originality, creativity, content organization, clarity of message, and appropriateness to the audience.
  • Each entry requires a separate entry fee of $100. Fees may be paid using the form below. Fees must be paid at the time of submission. Entries without entry fees will not be considered. Entry fees are not refundable.
  • After October 25, 2021, the work is before a judge and the entrant is prohibited from making any changes or including additional bylines to the submission. Doing so can result in the immediate disqualification of the entry.
  • The Newswomen’s Club reserves the right to decline an award in any category at the judges’ recommendation.
  • Winning entries may be posted on the Newswomen’s Club website and may be included in Club publications regarding the Front Page Awards.


The best journalistic effort by a newswoman with three years or less professional experience. This award is for newcomers to the profession, NOT newcomers to the New York metropolitan area.

A letter from a supervisor attesting to the entrant’s tenure must be submitted with each entry. Up to THREE published pieces by the entrant will be judged. Open to all media, whether distributed in print or through digital media outlets, television, radio and satellite networks, local radio stations, and digital media, including streaming audio and podcasts.  

Martha Coman was one of the first women reporters for the New York Herald and a founding member of The New York Newspaper Women’s Club, which later became the Newswomen’s Club of New York. She was the Club’s first president.
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Rules
Entries must be received no later than noon on Saturday, October 30, 2021. Entries must have been published or broadcast between September 1, 2020, and August 31, 2021.

  • Entrants must be newswomen who are staff or freelance and based in the New York metropolitan area. Entrants who moved outside of the New York City metro area due to the COVID pandemic, are also eligible to participate this year.
  • If a contest submission contains multiple bylines that include the entrant and the names of male colleagues, a letter from the supervising editor of the piece must accompany the entry. The letter must state why, specifically, the newswomen on the project played a more significant role in the research, writing, and execution of the work being submitted.
  • An entry may NOT be submitted in more than one category except when entered separately by different talents on the creative team. For example, in the online category, an entry may be submitted by a reporter for one of the online Multimedia News Package awards. The same entry may also be entered by the videographer on the team for one of the Digital Video awards.
  • Once an entry has been submitted, the accompanying entry form may not be revised at the request of entrants or entrants’ representatives except to correct any misspelling.
  • Any corrections or legal challenges to an entry must be included as part of the submission. In the case of a correction or legal issue, the assigning editor must include a letter explaining the context.
  • Online entries must have been created for use in electronic form; material written for print publication and reused on the Internet is NOT eligible.
  • All submissions must be entered as published, with no alterations of the original work.
  • An entry submitted in an incorrect category will be reclassified by the judges.
  • Judges will consider planning and general organization of an entry, initiative in obtaining the story, news writing, readability, and impact. They will also consider originality, creativity, content organization, clarity of message, and appropriateness to the audience.
  • Each entry requires a separate entry fee of $100. Fees may be paid using the form below. Fees must be paid at the time of submission. Entries without entry fees will not be considered. Entry fees are not refundable.
  • After October 25, 2021, the work is before a judge and the entrant is prohibited from making any changes or including additional bylines to the submission. Doing so can result in the immediate disqualification of the entry. 
  • The Newswomen’s Club reserves the right to decline an award in any category at the judges’ recommendation.
  • Winning entries may be posted on the Newswomen’s Club website and may be included in Club publications regarding the Front Page Awards.


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