Entries wanted for annual journalism contest

The entry period for the Press Club’s 34th annual Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards has begun. You can download the entry form and rules here. One big change this year for print journalists is that instead of submitting clips, participants will now upload PDFs. No need to dig through year-old papers in search of your favorite story. As always, the entries are judged by press clubs or Society of Professional Journalists chapters outside the Bay Area. No San Francisco Peninsula

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In case you’re wondering about the contest …

At this time of year, the Press Club gets a lot of e-mails with questions about the annual Greater Bay Area Excellence in Journalism contest. The call for entries will be available on this webpage in late January or early February. This year’s deadline hasn’t been set, but it is usually at the end of February. The rules are pretty much like last year’s, though some changes have been made in the online categories in an attempt to increase participation.

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2010 Greater Bay Area Journalism Award winners

Bay Area print and online journalists, photographers, radio and television personnel and public relations professionals were presented with 167 awards of excellence in nine divisions and 36 categories at the San Francisco Peninsula Press Club’s 33rd annual Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards dinner tonight. The San Francisco Peninsula Press Club’s annual Professional Journalism Awards Competition dinner was held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Foster City. The winners were selected from 394 entries from media professionals in the 11 Greater Bay

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Guest speaker for Press Club banquet announced

The guest speaker at this year’s Press Club awards banquet will be Jeanne Carstensen, managing editor of The Bay Citizen, the nonprofit Bay Area news organization that launched last month. She’ll provide an insiders view of The Bay Citizen, which has 24 paid staffers including a newsroom of 16 journalists. The nonprofit plans to go beyond a website and eventually offer news through podcasts, radio and TV. Carstensen came to The Bay Citizen from Salon, where she also held the

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Press Club awards banquet set for June 19

Save the date. The San Francisco Peninsula Press Club will present its Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards on Saturday, June 19, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1221 Chess Drive, Foster City. Cocktails will start at 6 p.m. with the program at 7. The annual banquet draws the leading lights of Bay Area journalism. Award-winners will be contacted via e-mail, though they won’t be told if they won first-, second- or third-place awards. That information will be kept under wraps until

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High school students to receive journalism awards

The Press Club is pleased to report that the number of entries in its high school journalism contest has increased 26% this year — from 260 to 329. Ten high schools submitted entries, which is also a record. Press Club director Micki Carter said that every one of the 10 schools won at least one award. Carter and others from the Press Club will present the awards at a reception on Wednesday, April 21, from 4 to 6 p.m. at

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Date set for high school journalism awards

The Press Club is working to promote journalism at the high school level. Each fall we hold a boot camp with how-to seminars for student journalists. In the spring, the club holds a contest to recognize the best work at high school newspapers and Web sites. The Press Club will present this year’s awards on April 21 from 4 to 6 p.m., at Ralston Hall, Notre Dame de Namur University, 1500 Ralston Ave., Belmont.

Attention high school journalists and advisers

The San Francisco Peninsula Press Club is now accepting entries for its annual High School Journalism Contest. Click here to download an entry form which also contains the contest rules. The deadline for entries is March 31. Awards will be presented in April at Ralston Hall on the campus of Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont. Categories include news story, feature story, editorial, column, sports story, layout and design, news photo, feature photo, sports photo, Web site design and

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Time to enter the Press Club’s journalism contest

The entry period for the Press Club’s 32nd annual Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards has begun. You can download the entry form and rules here. The contest is open to all journalists and public relations professionals in the Bay Area. The fee per entry for non-members is $55, but if you become a member for $35, then the entry fee is $15 — a $5 savings. As always, the entries are judged by press clubs or Society of Professional Journalists

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Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards presented

Bay Area print journalists, photographers, radio and television personnel and public relations professionals were presented with 165 awards of excellence at the San Francisco Peninsula Press Club’s 32nd annual Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards dinner tonight (June 6) at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Foster City.
 The winners were selected from 424 entries from media professionals in the 11 Greater Bay Area counties. Awards were presented in in 67 categories.Competition was for work done in 2008. Entries were judged by the

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