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Call for entries announced for annual Sigma Delta Chi Awards competition


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For Immediate Release
12/19/2006


Contact:
Heather Porter, Programs Coordinator, (317) 927-8000, ext. 204
Beth King, Communications Manager, (317) 927-8000, ext. 211

INDIANAPOLIS The Society of Professional Journalists is pleased to announce that it is accepting entries for the Sigma Delta Chi Awards.

The Sigma Delta Chi Awards date back to 1932, when the Society honored six individuals for contributions to journalism. The current program began in 1939, when the organization awarded the first Distinguished Service Awards. These awards later became the Sigma Delta Chi Awards. The awards recognize the best in professional journalism in 49 categories, covering print, radio, television, newsletters, photography, online and research.

To be eligible, work must have been published or broadcast during the 2006 calendar year. All entries must be in English and be postmarked by February 6, 2007. Each submission must include a completed entry form, entry fee and be accompanied by a cover letter. Members of SPJ are eligible to enter the Sigma Delta Chi Awards for $60. The non-member fee is $100.

For more information on the awards and to obtain an entry form, please visit http://www.spj.org/a-sdx.asp. You may also contact Heather Porter, at (317) 927-8000 ext. 204.

The Society of Professional Journalists works to improve and protect journalism. SPJ is dedicated to encouraging the free practice of journalism and stimulating high standards of ethical behavior. Founded in 1909 as Sigma Delta Chi, and based in Indianapolis, SPJ promotes the free flow of information vital to a well-informed public, works to inspire and educate the next generation of journalists, and protects First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press. For more information about SPJ and SDX, please visit www.spj.org.


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