Call for Entries: 2017 Diamond Journalism Awards

Attention professional and student journalists, it’s time to enter the Diamond Journalism Awards!

Sponsored by the Arkansas Pro Chapter, Society of Professional Journalists, the Diamond Journalism Awards recognize outstanding journalism by professionals and students from Arkansas and bordering media markets in Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas.

Eligible work must have been published or broadcast between July 1, 2016, and June 30, 2017.

Entries may be submitted starting May 31 and until 11 p.m. CDT, July 14.

Enter online via the Better BNC Media Awards platform,

For entry rules, contest categories and fee options, go here.

Coming Soon

Diamond Journalism Awards

After a three-year absence from the journalism contest field, the Arkansas Pro Chapter of SPJ returns this summer with the Diamond Journalism Awards.

This is a brand new contest, not just a revival, with more categories and a broader reach.

Taking its name from one of Arkansas’ identities — the Diamond State — the Diamond Journalism Awards will recognize outstanding journalism by professionals and students regardless of format, not just from Arkansas but beyond its borders.

The contest covers work published or broadcast between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016.

You’ll be able to start submitting entries July 1. Entry deadline will be July 27.

More details in a few days.

Sonny Albarado, chapter contest coordinator


Arkansas SPJ Opens 2012 Contest – UPDATE

UPDATE – The deadline for the contest has been extended to March 7, 2012.

It’s time to show us your best stuff.

The Arkansas chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is opening its annual journalism contest, open to all newsgathering organizations and freelancers. That includes print, broadcast, and online media.

Entries will be judged by a group of professional journalists working in another state.

The entry fee is $15 for nonmembers, and $10 for SPJ members. The deadline is now March 7.  Email entries to

Download the rules and categories here:
SPJ Call for Entries 2012

Download the entry form here: