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The 2024 WHCA Journalism Awards.

The WHCA announces the CALL FOR ENTRIES for several prestigious professional journalism awards that highlight our colleagues’ significant accomplishments in the field.

The 2024 awards will be presented at the association’s annual dinner on Saturday, April 27.

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. Established in 1981, the Aldo Beckman Award carries a cash prize of $2,500.  

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. Each comes with a prize of $2,500. The categories are:  

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

See the CALL FOR ENTRIES here.

Submit Entries HERE.

THE WHCA 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.

It comes with a prize of $2,500.

See the CALL FOR ENTRIES here.

Submit Entries HERE. 

THE 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. 

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The DEADLINE for submissions is 5 pm EST on March 1, 2024. 

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