Annual Media Awards

In an effort for KCABJ to continue awarding the very best minority journalism professionals with high quality recognition and accountability standards, the Annual Media Awards program will not be conducted for 2014. During this time, we will take this opportunity to redefine the award criteria, submission processes, and work to expand our scope in response to the growing needs within the changing industry. We thank you for your continued support and welcome your input for consideration by the Executive Board.

 

Entry Rules

Entries should include accounts of lifestyles, struggles, conditions, successes and critical analysis of public policies, programs, attitudes and private endeavors relevant to the lives of African-Americans and other people of color in Greater Kansas City. Entries on efforts to promote racial harmony, diversity and multicultural advancements are also appropriate.


Eligibility

Entries must be published or broadcast in  Greater Kansas City for the first time during each fiscal year, July 1st to June 30th. Each entry must include three copies and mailed by July 27th. Each of the three copies must have an entry form attached. Print entries should include at least one mounted original copy. The entry form and other copies of the published work may be photocopied.

All entries will become property of KCABJ. Entries will be displayed and stored at the Black Archives of Mid-America Inc. for historical and research purposes. The contest is open to all Kansas City area journalists, media, companies and organizations with an interest in the media.

 

Media Awards Application - *Currently under revision for 2015

Award Categories

Newspaper (Daily)

Enterprise reporting, sports, commentary, features, graphics and photojournalism.

Newspaper (Weekly)

Enterprise reporting, sports, commentary, features, graphics and photojournalism.

Broadcast (Television)

Tapes of news stories, educational or community programs, sports, commentary, features or special community shows must be submitted on VHS or DVD's in triplicate.

Broadcast (Radio)          

Tapes of news stories, educational or community programs, sports, commentary, features or special community shows must be submitted on CD's or DVD's in triplicate.

Magazine               

Articles of enterprise reporting, editorials, features, sports, graphics and photojournalism.

New Media     

Enterprise reporting, sports, commentary, features, graphics and photojournalism.

Community Affairs     

Corporate and public relations contributions toward building the image of African-Americans and other people of color in Greater Kansas City. Includes corporate publications, newsletters, public relations projects, advertisements, print and broadcast media. Entries must be submitted in triplicate on DVD's or with a stable web page link.

Media Public Service Award     

All media and corporations that have promoted the interests of African-Americans and other people of color in Greater Kansas City

KCABJ President's Award     

This honor will is awarded to the person or media in Greater Kansas City that has done the most to further the goals of KCABJ.

KCABJ Executive Board's Thumbs Down Award     

This distinction goes to the person or media in Greater Kansas City that has done the most to set back the interests of African-Americans or other people of color.