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Contest Deadline Extended! SFJ Features Journalism Awards

April 15, 2014 Comments off

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We’re all about bringing good news on tax day. We are extending the deadline for entry in the 26th Annual Excellence in Features Journalism Awards!

Take a deep breath … you have one more week to pull together your best work. If you’ve waited to look over the contest rules and the submission guidelines, check them out here.

We have new categories too: Narrative Storytelling, Blog Portfolio and Digital Innovation, along with your old favorites.


We hope the new contest platform makes it easier to submit, but if you have questions, we’re here for you! Please email your faithful contest committee: Suzy Leonard: and Jim Haag:

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Announcing the 26th Annual Excellence in Features Journalism

February 27, 2014 Comments off

The 2014 SFJ Excellence-in-Features Awards is now taking entries. We’re using an online system this year, which we hope will make the experience less cumbersome. Here’s how to get started:

Get detailed instructions on the categories here, and learn how to apply here.

For details on the categories, check out the BNC site or find them under the “Contest” heading here labeled “26th annual Excellence in Features Journalism.”

The deadline for entries is April 18.

Also, this year we have three new categories:

Narrative Storytelling: A single story told in a narrative style, using techniques such as character development, use of dialogue, sense of place, scene building, narrative arc and adherence to theme. Sidebars accepted. Each entry consists of one story. All entries, regardless of circulation group, compete in one group.
Blog Portfolio: Three blog posts by the same writer on any feature topic, including commentary and reviews. Each entry consists of three blog posts. All entries, regardless of circulation group, compete in one group.
Digital Innovation: New or improved online ventures, which can include new or upgraded websites, apps, social-media experiments or other ways to share information in the digital world. Entries will be judged on creativity and impact. Must include a description of no more than 250 words on how the innovation came about, its goals and its success. Submit explanation as a Word document attachment. One entry consists of one innovation, such as an app or a website. All entries, regardless of circulation group, compete in one group.

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Winners Announced: 25th Annual Features Journalism Contest

May 22, 2013 Comments off

notebookThe Society for Features Journalism is pleased to announce our 25th annual contest winners!

SFJ would like to recognize the wonderful work being done on a daily basis by you and your colleagues around the country.  The full list of winners can be found on our contest page.

All winners will be formally recognized at our annual conference at Poynter in October.

Congratulations one and all!

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Dallas Morning News’ writing contest celebrates narrative nonfiction by newspapers

May 2, 2013 Leave a comment

The Dallas Morning-News is sponsoring a new contest honoring narrative nonfiction writing in a daily U.S. newspaper or a U.S. newspaper website. It’s called the Best American Newspaper Narrative Writing Contest. The contest is conducted by the Mayborn Conference.

The prizes are impressive:

  • First place winner will receive $5,000 and free registration to attend the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference July 19-21, 2013 in Grapevine, Texas
  • Second place winner will receive $2,000
  • Third place winner will receive $1,000

Submissions must have been published between Jan. 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012. Deadline to enter is June 1.

SFJ Contest Deadline Extended to Friday, April 5th

March 28, 2013 Comments off

Relax a little, we’ve extended our deadline — by popular demand — to Friday, April 5th.

But hurry, there’s only a few days left to submit your best in features journalism. Check out all the rules, and enter our contest now:


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