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Connecticut Press Club Announces 2022 Communications Contest

Annual competition has 61 writing, editing and visual art categories and is open to all Connecticut-based media professionals. 

Would you like to add “award-winning” to your resume? 

If you wrote a news article or personal essay, published a book, started a blog, created a social media campaign, or snapped a photograph you're particularly proud of, enter your work in the Connecticut Press Club’s popular Communications Contest, which rewards excellence in a wide range of categories. 

Entries in 63 categories will be judged by professionals with corresponding expertise. Categories include:

  • online and print news articles and columns

  • personal essay

  • social media campaigns

  • nonfiction, fiction, poetry, young adult and children's books

  • specialty articles in the arts, food, business, education, travel and more...

  • page design, editing, photography and graphics

  • radio and TV

  • podcasts and blogs

  • advertising and PR

In addition to the professional competition, the Connecticut Press Club is holding a High School Communications Contest. Entries must be produced by a current high school student or a recently graduated student who produced the work in their senior year after February 1, 2022. Entries must have been professionally published/produced or published/produced by a school or professional publication in a recognized medium for the category. i.e., a school, local, or national newspaper, website, etc. 

CLICK HERE to download instructions on how to enter your work in the contest. If you have questions, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Here is a complete list of categories. 

A few requirements to keep in mind: 

  • Eligibility: Communicators who live and work in Connecticut is eligible to enter. Work published from January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022, is eligible. 

  • Contest Fees: The fee is $25 for the first entry and $15 for Connecticut Press Club members (click here to join); non-members pay $30 for the first entry and $20 for each additional entry. High school entry fees are $10 per entry. 

  • You can apply to join the CT Press Club HERE.  

  • Deadlines: January 18th  at noon is the regular contest deadline. After this date, a $25 late fee will be charged for the first entry you submit. The final deadline is noon on February 8th. The final book deadline is February 1.

  • We will celebrate the winners with a cocktail party and awards ceremony in late spring or early summer.

  • Anyone who receives a first-place award in the Connecticut Contest will be eligible to enter the National Federation of Press Women National Communications Contest, provided annual NFPW membership dues have been paid. (Membership dues can be paid when you register for the contest.) 

The Connecticut Press Club is an affiliate of the National Federation of Press Women (NFPW), and includes both male and female members. The club welcomes all types of communicators: writers, editors, bloggers, authors, educators, public relations professionals, media photographers, students and more. Plans for the coming year include lectures by sought-after speakers, professional development workshops, networking and social outings. For more information, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

 

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