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Northwest Excellence in Journalism 2021 Awards

Thank you for your interest in entering the 2021 Northwest Excellence in Journalism contest.

We announced winners on May 19, 2022. Here are the winners.

Are you a winner? Contact us immediately to arrange awards delivery: spjnwcontest@gmail.com

This competition is one of the largest of its kind in the nation and honors journalists across SPJ Region 10, which covers Alaska, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Oregon.

All proceeds from this contest support the efforts of SPJ Western Washington Professional and SPJ Oregon Territory Chapters. In Washington, contest proceeds fund scholarships for student journalists. In Oregon, proceeds help pay for our lobbyist, who works on our behalf in Salem to improve public records law.

Please make an account to submit entries. We've updated our categories this year and added new eligibility guidelines based on feedback from our members. Please read the rules carefully to determine how you and your newsroom may be affected by these changes. A summary of changes and category descriptions is here.

Winners will be announced on Twitter and online events held by the Western Washington and the Greater Oregon chapters in May and June, and will be posted online immediately after.

We look forward to reading your excellent work!

Questions? Need help?

Terry Williams