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The 2022 WHCA Journalism Awards.

The WHCA is proud to announce several prestigious professional journalism awards that highlight our colleagues’ significant accomplishments in the field.

The deadline for submissions is 5 pm EST, March 1, 2022.

The 2022 awards will be presented at the association’s annual dinner on Saturday, April 30.

THE ALDO BECKMAN AWARD FOR OVERALL EXCELLENCE IN WHITE HOUSE COVERAGE

This award recognizes a correspondent who personifies the journalistic excellence and personal qualities of Aldo Beckman, a former president of the White House Correspondents’ Association and correspondent for the Chicago Tribune. The award carries a cash prize of $1,000.  

See the CALL FOR ENTRIES here.

Submit Entries HERE.

THE WHCA AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRESIDENTIAL NEWS COVERAGE UNDER DEADLINE PRESSURE 

The WHCA Award for excellence in presidential news coverage under deadline pressure is offered in two categories:  

  • PRINT Newspaper, wire service, magazine  
  • BROADCAST Radio and television  

See the CALL FOR ENTRIES here.

Submit Entries HERE.

THE AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRESIDENTIAL NEWS COVERAGE BY VISUAL JOURNALISTS

The award recognizes a video or photojournalist for uniquely covering the presidency from a journalistic standpoint, either at the White House or in the field. This could be breaking news, a scheduled event or feature coverage.

See the CALL FOR ENTRIES here.

Submit Entries HERE. 

KATHARINE GRAHAM AWARD FOR COURAGE AND ACCOUNTABILITY

The $10,000 award recognizes an individual or newsgathering team for coverage of subjects and events of significant national or regional importance in line with the human and professional qualities exemplified by the late Katharine Graham, the distinguished former publisher of The Washington Post.

Judges will look for excellence in stories with fairness and objectivity in selecting a recipient, and special consideration will be given to reporting undertaken despite adversity.

See the CALL FOR ENTRIES here.

Submit Entries HERE.

Please note: you MUST complete the online submission form and attach all of the stories and any supporting letters, by the deadline of 5 pm EST on Tuesday, March 1, 2022.  Please remember that news could happen on the deadline day – DO NOT wait until the last minute.

If you have any questions, please contact Executive Director Steve Thomma at the WHCA, at director@whca.press