Awards Application

The information below pertains to the 2020 Young Journalist Awards. No awards are planned for 2022, but please check back with us about the possibility of awards in 2023.

Press Club of Southwest Florida
2020 Young Journalist Awards
Call for Entries

To: News Directors, Editors, Reporters, Video Journalists
and Online News Producers

Please distribute to staff and post in your newsrooms

The Press Club of Southwest Florida is committed to the development of young journalists in our region. In that spirit, entries are now being accepted for our fourth annual Young Journalist Awards.

Two winners—one broadcast reporter and one print reporter—will each receive a $500 cash award at the Press Club’s Awards Luncheon in December at the Tiburon Golf Club in Naples.


  • Broadcast Reporter/Video Journalist – Radio/TV/Online
  • Print Reporter – Newspapers/Magazines/Online

Eligibility, Rules and Entry Fees

We are looking for young professionals with no more than five years’ experience who exhibit outstanding skills and rising potential in reporting hard news or features. Each interested, qualified candidate should fill out a Young Journalist Award Application. The fee is $15.00 per applicant, and a payment link is provided.

After applying, each candidate should then submit a resume and recent samples of his/her work to:  Marqueeta Curtis-Haynes,

Broadcast Reporters/Video Journalists are limited to eight-minute demo reels that must include at least two complete field or studio-based packages and no more than a one-minute montage of standups.

Print Reporters are limited to three published pieces or writing samples, one of which may be an online video version.

All materials must be received by October 1, 2020.

Thanks for your interest and participation in our effort to honor our best and brightest.

APPLY HERE — Payment link is included on the application.

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