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Call for entries announced for SPJ’s annual Sigma Delta Chi Awards in journalism



For Immediate Release

Lauren Rochester, Awards Coordinator, (317) 927-8000, ext. 210, awards@spj.org

INDIANAPOLIS — The Society of Professional Journalists is pleased to announce it is accepting entries for the Sigma Delta Chi Awards, a contest that recognizes the best in the journalism profession. The SDX Awards honor excellence in print, radio, television, newsletters, photography, online and research. The awards program dates back to 1932 when the Society first honored six individuals for contributions to journalism.

NEW THIS YEAR: Entrants can submit their work online. The new format allows journalists to enter their work easily and efficiently.

To be eligible for SDX Awards, work must have been published or broadcast during the 2009 calendar year. SPJ members may enter the SDX Awards for $60. The non-member fee is $100. Winners will be honored at the 2010 SPJ Convention & National Journalism Conference in Las Vegas Oct. 3-6. Contest rules and categories can be found here.

The entry deadline is Feb. 12, 2010. Visit the SPJ Awards site for more information and to enter.

Direct questions to Awards Coordinator Lauren Rochester at (317) 927-8000 ext. 210 or awards@spj.org.

Founded in 1909 as Sigma Delta Chi, SPJ promotes the free flow of information vital to a well-informed citizenry; 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, please visit www.spj.org.


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