2007 MRE Journalism Contest opens

MRE contest expands to cover TV, online

Members get FREE entry

The 2007 MRE Journalism Awards are expanding this year to include television and online categories — in addition to writing and still photography entries.

And, as an added benefit for members of Military Reporters and Editors, each members can submit one contest entry for free and additional entries at a discount.

The third annual contest also retains the Joe Galloway Award for Distinguished Journalism, which provides a $2,000 award to the Best-of-Show writing.

The additional categories, said MRE President James W. Crawley, were recognition of the fine work being done by TV and online journalists in the coverage of military, national security and veterans issues here and abroad.

Television entrants will have two subcategories — Network/Large Market and Small Market — to choose from when entering. All online entries will be grouped together, regardless of the website organization’s size or affiliation.

Print and photography categories will remain the same as previous years. Entries will be separated into domestic and international coverage and large and small publications in the print category and large and small publications in the photography category.

Another change in contest rules will allow entrants to submit two entries per category. Entry fees will be $50 for non-MRE members. MRE members will get one free entry with additional entries costing $25 each. Non-members can apply and submit annual dues at the time of entry and garner the MRE membership rate.

The deadline for all entries is March 30, 2007, for works published, broadcast or posted online during calendar year 2006. Complete contest rules and entry forms are available for download on the MRE website. See below.

Winners will be announced in August. The winners will be honored at the annual conference in October in Washington.

2007 MRE Journalism Contest Entry Form and Rules