One week left for CAJ Award entries

OTTAWA, Feb. 3 /CNW/ - Are you the journalist who will take the nation's top prize for investigative journalism? Or are you the journalist who broke the story and nabbed the best scoop of the year?

If you think you should be either of those, the deadline for the Canadian Association of Journalists 2010 Awards is in a week. The CAJ is looking to reward Canada's best investigative journalism published or broadcast during the 2010 calendar year, along with rewarding the country's best photojournalism, 'scoop,' daily journalism and print feature.

Winners in each category take home the respect and admiration of their media colleagues across the country, along with $500. Finalists in each category also take home the respect and admiration of their media colleagues, which is priceless.

You can't win if you don't apply though, and the deadline is a week away. All entries must be postmarked by Feb. 10, 2011.

The categories for 2010 are:
Investigative journalism
- Community Newspaper
- Open newspaper / wire service
- Magazine
- Television (over five minutes)
- Television (under five minutes)
- Regional television
- Open radio news / current affairs
- CAJ / Marketwire Computer-assisted reporting
- CAJ / Centre for Faith and Media award for faith and spirituality General awards
- Photojournalism
- Scoop
- Daily excellence
- Print feature

We also, in conjunction with CNW Group, hand out a student award of excellence -- the deadline for that award is Feb. 28, 2011.

All award winners will be announced at the CAJ's 2011 convention at the Sheraton Hotel in Ottawa, May 13-15, 2011. For complete information and entry forms, please click on the "Awards" section at www.caj.ca.

The CAJ is Canada's largest national professional organization for journalists from all media, representing about 800 members across the country. The CAJ's primary roles are to provide high-quality professional development for its members and public-interest advocacy.

SOURCE Canadian Association of Journalists

For further information:

Mary Agnes Welch, CAJ president (204) 697-7590, cell (204) 470-8862
John Dickins, CAJ awards (613) 868-5442
En Français:
Hugo Rodrigues, CAJ awards committee, cell (519) 535-8680


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