Entries now being accepted for the 2015 CAJ Awards program

OTTAWA, Jan. 4, 2016 /CNW/ - The Canadian Association of Journalists is pleased to announce entries are now being accepted for the 2015 CAJ Awards program, featuring Canada's top investigative journalism award, the Don McGillivray Award.

The deadline for entries is Feb. 5.

Full information on the 2015 CAJ Awards is now posted on the Awards section of our website. The deadline for the Student Award of Excellence is Feb. 28, 2016.

To go directly to the submission site, visit www.caj.ca/enterawards.

Entry fees for the 2015 program remain unchanged from last year, starting at $30 for individual entries from CAJ members. Members always get the best rates and those considering an entry are encouraged to become a CAJ member as part of entering the awards.

"We encourage journalists whose work was published and broadcast by Canadian media to consider submitting their best work for the annual CAJ Awards," CAJ president Nick Taylor-Vaisey said. "Be it in our longstanding investigative categories or those recognizing general excellence, presenting these awards as recognition of the best of Canadian journalism of the past calendar year is one of the most rewarding programs offered by our association."

The CAJ Awards finalists will be announced by the end of April, with the winners announced at the 2016 CAJ conference banquet and awards gala, scheduled for May 27-28 in Edmonton.

The CAJ is Canada's largest national professional organization for journalists from all media, representing over 600 members across the country. The CAJ's primary roles are to provide public-interest advocacy and high-quality professional development for its members.

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SOURCE Canadian Association of Journalists

For further information: Nick Taylor-Vaisey, CAJ president, 647-968-2393 cell, nick@caj.ca; Dale Bass, CAJ Awards committee co-chair, dale@caj.ca; Hugo Rodrigues, CAJ Awards committee co-chair, hugo@caj.ca; General awards questions can always be submitted to awards@caj.ca


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