Entries now open for the 2011 CAJ Awards, deadline extended

OTTAWA, Jan. 23, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Association of Journalists invites journalists to submit their entries for the 2011 CAJ Awards program— which includes Canada's top investigative award, the Don McGillivray Award.

New for this year, the program includes two new awards through partnerships with leading Canadian media organizations. The CAJ is partnering with jhr to offer the jhr / CAJ Award for Human Rights Reporting and is also partnering with CWA Canada and its largest local the Canadian Media Guild to offer the CWA Canada / CAJ Award for Labour Reporting.

Full information on how to enter the CAJ Awards, including entry forms to submit entries by mail is now posted on the Awards section of our website. The deadline for entries has been extended to Feb. 8, 2012. The deadline for the Student Award of Excellence remains unchanged at Feb. 28, 2012.

"The CAJ was working to move towards online submission of entries but this would not have been ready by the deadline," CAJ president Hugo Rodrigues said. "As a result, we will be accepting entries by mail for one more year. Despite this delay, we encourage all journalists to look back at their work from 2011 and apply."

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

Image with caption: "Revised CAJ Awards poster (CNW Group/Canadian Association of Journalists)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120123_C6074_PHOTO_EN_9098.jpg

Image with caption: "Revised CAJ Student Award of Excellence poster (CNW Group/Canadian Association of Journalists)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120123_C6074_PHOTO_EN_9097.jpg

SOURCE Canadian Association of Journalists

For further information:

Hugo Rodrigues, CAJ president - 519-756-2020 ext. 2226, 519-535-8680, hugo@caj.ca

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