NABJ recognizes journalism that best covered the black experience or addressed issues affecting the worldwide black community during 2015. The Salute to Excellence National Media Awards competition is open to all media organizations and individuals involved in print, broadcast and/or online journalism media. Submissions must cover people or issues of the African/African American Diaspora. Entries will be judged on content, creativity, innovation, use of the medium and relevance to the black community in 69 categories.
Public Relations, Marketing, and Advertising
NABJ also celebrates the best work reﬂecting the growing scope, creativity and importance of public relations, marketing, and advertising professionals. Our awards recognize outstanding campaigns, programs and tactics, and the dedication and contributions of communications professionals. Solo practitioners, agencies of all sizes, large and small businesses, top corporations, media outlets, nonprofits, associations and government agencies are all encouraged to apply.
The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Salute to Excellence Awards in Collegiate Journalism recognizes exemplary coverage of people or issues in the black community. The competition is ONLY open to full-time undergraduate and graduate journalism students in print, broadcast and online. Mid-career professionals who went back to school are not eligible to enter.
Gannett Foundation Al Neuharth Award for Innovation in Investigative Journalism
Entries must be in the English language and published or aired between January – December 2015. Spot news, news analysis, editorials, columns and features are all eligible. Photography entries are accepted for black and white or color photojournalism work published. Student work is not eligible. For team submissions, name a primary contact as the entrant. This person must have played a lead or key role in the submitted work. You must be a current NABJ full member to submit an entry for the Gannett Foundation Award.