Ohio’s Best Journalism Contest, sponsored by the Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) chapters statewide, announced its 2017 awards earlier in July. There were 315 awards announced out of 700 entries submitted.
The categories include large circulation print (75,000 or greater), small circulation print (fewer than 75,000), radio, television, digital media, trade organizations, freelance and college. Click here for a full list of categories.
Best of Show distinctions are awarded in all categories except college. Entries were for work done in 2016. The Long Island Press Club did judging.
A luncheon celebration to honor the winners will be held Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, at noon at the world-renowned Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Attendees will have access to Pro Football Hall of Fame exhibits, videos and tours, and see progress for the Johnson Controls Pro Football Hall of Fame Village, a $600 million project being developed at the site in preparation for the NFL’s 100th season in 2019 and centennial celebration in 2020. For more information about the Pro Football Hall of Fame, visit http://www.profootballhof.com/default.aspx. Tickets for the luncheon are $60. To purchase tickets, go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-ohio-spj-awards-tickets-36082712364