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David Pike Excellence in Journalism Award Submissions Due Today

David Pike Excellence in Journalism Award submissions are due today. It may be last minute but the process is pretty minimal so don’t miss your chance:

Street Sense, DC’s newspaper which provides economic opportunities to homeless individuals and educates the public about issues of homelessness, is holding its Third Annual Excellence in Journalism Awards. The awards, named in memory of Street Sense Board Member, David Pike, honors journalism that changes perceptions about homelessness, draws attention to factors affecting homelessness, and influences social responses to homelessness. David was a journalist of 40 years with notable publications like U.S. News & World Report.

Past awardees and guests have included Petula Dvorak, Marc Fisher and Mike Wiliamson of the Washington Post and Pulitzer prize-winning Author, David Shipler.

Criteria, guidelines and categories after the jump…


Criteria
Submissions must:

Address homelessness or the causes of homelessness (affordable housing, mental illness, domestic violence, health care, for example).

Focus on the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.
Be published or broadcast in a local or regional, print or online outlet in 2009.

Categories
Investigative Reporting: Entries may be a single article or a series of articles and may include additional materials such as sidebars or illustrations.

Breaking News: Entries must showcase deadline reporting of a single event.

Feature Stories: Entries may be personality profiles, trend stories, human-interest stories, or any feature that is not a breaking news story. They can be a single story or a series.

Photography: Entries may be a single photo or a series of three or less.

Submission Guidelines

Anyone can submit a story, whether you are a reader or the writer(s).

Please submit the article electronically as a text, PDF or HTML attachment.

Please include the name of the category to which you are submitting, your contact e-mail, phone number and address.

If you are the writer of the article, please include a brief bio about yourself.

The deadline for the receipt of all submissions is May 24, 2010.
Please send submissions and questions to abby@streetsense.org.

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