Entries now being accepted for the 2016 CAJ Awards program

OTTAWA, Dec. 16, 2016 /CNW/ – The Canadian Association of Journalists is pleased to announce entries are now being accepted for the 2016 CAJ Awards program, featuring Canada's top investigative journalism award, the Don McGillivray Award.

The deadline for entries is Jan. 13, 2017.

Full information on the 2016 CAJ Awards is now posted on the Awards section of our website. The deadline for the Student Award of Excellence is Feb. 24, 2017.

You can also go directly to the submission site by clicking here.

Entry fees for the 2016 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.

"Canadian journalists work every day to produce their best journalism in the face of numerous challenges born of an industry that is always changing," said CAJ president Nick Taylor-Vaisey. "The CAJ Awards program provides an opportunity to recognize and reward the finest storytelling published by Canadian journalists—work that remains a vital part of a functioning civil democratic society.

"Recognizing our colleagues' best work of the past calendar year remains one of the most rewarding programs offered by our association."

The CAJ Awards finalists will be announced by the mid- to end of March 2017, with the winners announced at the 2017 CAJ conference banquet and awards gala, scheduled for April 28-29, 2017 in Ottawa.

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

 

SOURCE Canadian Association of Journalists

For further information: Nick Taylor-Vaisey, CAJ president - 647-968-2393 cell, nick@caj.ca; Hugo Rodrigues, CAJ Awards committee co-chair, hugo@caj.ca; General awards questions can always be submitted to awards@caj.ca; www.caj.ca | www.facebook.com/CdnAssocJournalists | www.twitter.com/CAJ

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