KCABJ Media Awards Application

The Kansas City Association of Black Journalists
22nd Annual Media Awards For Outstanding Coverage
of African Americans and Other People of Color
in Greater Kansas City.

    THE DEADLINE IS JULY 27, 2013

ENTRY RULES
Entries should include accounts of lifestyles, struggles, conditions, successes and critical analysis of public policies, programs, attitudes and private endeavors relevant to the lives of African Americans and other people of color in Greater Kansas City.

Entries on efforts to promote racial harmony, diversity and multicultural advancements also are welcomed.

TO BE ELIGIBLE
Entries must be published or broadcast in Greater Kansas City for the first time from July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2013.

Each entry must include three copies — each attached with a copy of the entry form. Print entries should include at least one mounted original copy. The entry form and other copies of the published work may be photocopied.

All entries will become the property of KCABJ. Entries will be displayed and stored at the Black Archives of Mid-America Inc. for historical and research purposes.

The contest is open to all Kansas City area journalists, media, companies and organizations with an interest in the media.

Entries must be postmarked by July 27, 2013 to: KCABJ Awards Committee, P.O. Box 32744 Kansas City, Mo. 64111. For more information, call KCABJ Awards Committee Chair Lewis Diuguid, 816-234-4723. The awards program will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, at The Star Press Pavilion, 16th and McGee streets.

AWARD CATEGORIES:
Newspaper (daily): Enterprise reporting, sports, commentary, features, graphics and photojournalism.

Newspapers (weekly): Enterprise reporting, sports, commentary, features, graphics and photojournalism.

Broadcast (television): Tapes of news stories, educational or community programs, sports, commentary, features or special community shows must be submitted on VHS or DVDs in triplicate.

Broadcast (radio): Tapes of news stories, educational or community programs, sports, editorials, features or special community shows must be submitted on cassettes or DVDs in triplicate.

Magazine: Articles of enterprise reporting, editorials, features, sports, graphics and photojournalism.

New Media: Enterprise reporting, sports, commentary, features, graphics and photojournalism.

Community Affairs: Corporate and public relations contributions toward building the image of African-Americans and other people of color in Greater Kansas City. Includes corporate publications, newsletters, public relations projects, advertisements and print and broadcast media. Entries may be submitted in triplicate on DVDs or with a stable Web page link.

Media Public Service Award: All media and corporations that have promoted the interests of African Americans and other people of color in Greater Kansas City.

KCABJ President’s Award: This honor will go to the person or media in Greater Kansas City that has done the most to further the goals of KCABJ.

KCABJ Executive Board’s Thumbs Down Award:
This distinction goes to the person or media in Greater Kansas City that has done the most to set back the interests of African Americans or other people of color.

KCABJ Media Awards Entry Form

Category_______________________________

Title___________________________________

Author(s)_______________________________

Organization____________________________

Single article or series of ______ parts.

Single tape or series of ______ tapes.

Email__________________________________

Dates either published or broadcast:__________

Submitted by:___________________________

_______________________________________

Address_________________________________

Telephone No. ___________________________

Number of entries:________________________

@ $25 for KCABJ members: $________

@ $35 for non-members: $________

Total $________

Make check or money order payable to KCABJ Awards Committee, P.O. Box 32744, Kansas City, Mo. 64111

The Kansas City Association of Black Journalists began in 1981 to strengthen ties among African-American professionals in journalism. The organization continues to tackle other issues such as sensitizing the media to better race relations in news coverage; improving employment practices; expanding media coverage to include the full spectrum of this community’s racial and ethnic diversity; ensuring balance and fairness in reporting; working with high schools and colleges to identify, encourage and guide potential black journalists by assisting in recruiting activities; recruiting black journalists for teaching positions at area colleges; and preparing black journalists for managerial and supervisory positions in the media.

The KCABJ Media Awards furthers our goal of ensuring that African Americans and other people of color are the focus of enterprise stories in the Greater Kansas City print and broadcast media. Past KCABJ Media Awards recipients include The Pitch, Kansas City Business Journal, The Kansas City Star, KCTV-5, KCUR-FM, the Lee’s Summit Journal, Ink magazine The Kansas City Globe, The National Catholic Reporter, KPRS-FM, WDAF-TV, Channel 4, Odegard Outdoor Advertising, KSHB-TV, Channel 41, The Kansas City Call and KMBC-TV, Channel 9.

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