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Call for Entries
The American Legion seeks entries for Fourth Estate Awards in print, broadcast and new media
INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 13, 2014) – The nation’s largest veterans organization announced today the call for entries in its annual Fourth Estate Award program for excellence in journalism.
"Once again, The American Legion will award multiple prizes to recognize the outstanding achievements being made in print, broadcast and new media, or Online (Internet-based) media,” said Benedict A. Lee, national chairman of the organization’s Media and Communications Commission. “The winner in each category will receive a $2,000 stipend to cover expenses and travel to accept the awards at the 2014 American Legion National Convention to be held in Charlotte, N.C. in August.”
The deadline for 2013 submissions in all categories is March 14, 2014.
The expansion recognizes Internet journalism while affording print and broadcast achievements an opportunity to each be recognized in the annual competition.
The submissions are judged on the quality of reporting that the journalist believes produced a positive effect on society.
“We invite journalists who have made a difference for the better in their community, state or nation to send us their entry,” Lee said. “There is no entry fee and no single medium is limited as to the number of entries.”
Some past winners have included Newsweek Magazine, ABC News, Dateline NBC, USA Today and the Detroit News. The complete list can be found on The American Legion website.
Contacts: Joe March or John Raughter (317) 630-1253.