2016 RNA Contests

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ABOUT THE 2016 RNA CONTESTS & AWARDS

 The Religion News Association’s annual contests showcase religion journalism excellence in the news media, with more than $10,000 in prizes.

Information on award guidelines, eligibility and entry fees is available via the award category links below. Entrants need not be RNA members, but joining RNA can save up to $75 on entry fees and simplify the entry process.

> CONTEST FAQs

AWARD CATEGORIES

Click an underlined category heading below for rules, deadlines and to enter.

>> Newspapers

  • Small newspapers—weekday circ. 50,000 or less (Cassels Award)
  • Mid-size newspapers—weekday circ. between 50,001–150,000 (Cornell Award)
  • Metropolitan newspapers—weekday circ. between 150,001–300,000
  • Large newspapers & wire services—weekday circ. 300,001+

>> Multiple Media

  • Feature writing (Supple Award)
  • Enterprise, series and serials (Renner Award)
  • Commentary
  • News analysis
  • Short video
  • Online religion sections (Schachern Award)
  • Photography (New!)

>> Magazines

  • Magazine news reporting
  • Magazine overall excellence

>> Broadcast

  • Television news magazine
  • Television local news
  • Television national network/cable news
  • Documentary
  • Radio/podcast

>> Books

  • Nonfiction book in religion

QUESTIONS

Please direct all questions to Tiffany McCallen.

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