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Call for entries announced for annual Mark of Excellence Awards competition


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For Immediate Release:
11/8/2007


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, the nation’s largest journalism-advocacy organization, is now accepting entries for the collegiate Mark of Excellence Awards.

Annually, the Society recognizes the best in student journalism in 39 categories, including print, radio, television and online. Entries are first judged on the regional level. Regional award winners are then honored at the spring regional conferences. First-place regional winners advance to the national competition. National winners will be honored at the 2008 SPJ Convention & National Journalism Conference in Atlanta.

To be eligible, work must have been published or broadcast during the 2007 calendar year. All entries must be in English and postmarked by Jan. 23, 2008. Each submission must include a completed entry form, entry fee and other requested information. Student members of SPJ are eligible to enter the Mark of Excellence Awards for $9. The non-member fee is $18.

For more information on the awards or to obtain an entry form, please visit SPJ's Mark of Excellence Awards page. Programs Coordinator Heather Porter also may be contacted 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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