2006 MRE Journalism Contest opens

Contest entries due March 28

WASHINGTON – For the second year, Military Reporters and Editors, an organization of reporters, visual journalists and editors who cover the military and armed conflicts, will offer the Joseph L. Galloway Award for Distinguished Journalism and the accompanying $2,000 award.

Entries for MRE’s 2006 journalism contest are now being accepted. The deadline for all entries is March 28, 2006. See entry form for rules. All entries in the contest’s print category are eligible for the Galloway award.

Galloway is Knight Ridder’s senior military writer and a nationally syndicated columnist.

He is a rare exception among war correspondents, having been given a Bronze Star Medal with V (for valor) for rescuing wounded soldiers under fire in the Ia Drang Valley in November 1965. Galloway also received the National Magazine Award in 1991 for a U.S. News & World Report cover story on the 25th anniversary of the Ia Drang battles.

Journalists in small and large markets in the United States and abroad are eligible for the Galloway award, as well as other categories – one for photographers. Information on contest rules and fees can be found in the entry form.

Other competitive categories are:

  • Domestic reporting – small market/large market
  • International reporting – small market/large market
  • Photography, domestic and international – small market/large market.

Entries are for the calendar year ending Dec. 31, 2005, and should be mailed to MRE, c/o Michelle Riley Pendleton, 1325 G. St. NW., Suite 730, Washington, D.C., 20005.

2006 MRE Journalism Contest Entry Form