Enter the 68th Annual Journalism Competition Next Year On Or Before March 1, 2018
68th Annual Competition Portal Opens in 2018
Click HERE for the PDF of the 67th Annual Journalism Competition winners list with judges comments.
Important Information for All NAREE Journalism Competition Entrants who Entered Online in Prior Years:
You must create a new account for 2018 with a new user name and new password. You will not have access to last year's account from this portal. You will be able to use this special account from Feb. 1 to March 1, 2018 to add entries. To create an account in 2018, please scroll down and go through the portal that says: "If you are ready to enter the contest: Click Here."
Important Information for Paid Members:
Media members who have paid their current dues can email the NAREE office for a special portal link and code to allow their first entry to be free of charge. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate in the subject line: "NAREE J-contest portal link and code needed." You will be emailed a portal link and code as quickly as we can get back to you.
If you paid your current year dues, but have already started the entry process and forget to ask for a code or forget to enter your code, the contest program will charge you for your first entry. You can still email the NAREE office after the fact to receive a refund on your first entry, but the refund may not be processed until AFTER the contest judging has been completed due to manpower limitations during the contest.
What If I Want to Renew My Membership for the current year and enter the contest at the same time to save time?
If you did not pay your current year dues during the membership renewal period (October 1 -December 1, you can enter the journalism contest entry portal below and your first entry will be $75 and your membership will be renewed automatically. To create an account, please scroll down and go through the portal that says: "If you are ready to enter the contest: Click Here."
Journalism Contest Fees:
Non member journalists and media members renewing in the current contest year:
$75 for the first entry and $25 for each additional entry. One entry per category per journalist.
For categories 21,22, 23, 24, 25, and 26 only one member of the team must pay the $75 processing fee.
If you are entering for the first time: To create an account, please scroll down and go through the portal that says: "If you are ready to enter the contest: Click Here."
The system will prompt you for all the information you need, but if you would like to refer to a paper copy of the categories you can:
Click Here for 67th Annual Journalism Contest Brochure which has information on Awards, Categories, Eligibility and more. 68th Annual contest brochure will be posted in the late Fall of 2017.
If you want to see what work won recently Click Here for the 66th Annual Real Estate Journalism Competition Winners announced June 2016 with judges' comments.
If you are ready to enter the contest: Click Here
QUESTIONS AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT
NAREE Executive Director, Mary Doyle-Kimball
Eligibility: All media in the broad field of real estate – print, online and on air journalists whose work is published, posted or broadcast on bona fide independent news outlets in the prior year to the contest entry year can enter.
Open to Digital, Print and Broadcast Journalists --
Writers, Editors, Columnists, Bloggers, Investigative Reporters and Freelancers -- covering:
Residential and Commercial Real Estate
Mortgage and Finance
Home and Urban Design
Luxury, Green Building and Architecture
68th Annual Competition Entry Deadline March 1, 2018 at 11:59 PM. (Deadline for 67th annual contest has past)
Awards: Winners will be contacted by mid May to make travel plans to attend NAREE's Las Vegas Conference, June 13-16, 2018. Awards Day is Friday, June 15, 2018.
PLATINUM AWARD $1,000 for Best Overall Individual Entry (chosen from the categories pertaining to individual journalists only.)
PRESIDENT’S AWARD $500 for Best Freelance Collection (Requires 3 pieces of freelance work -- all media)
RUTH RYON AWARD $250 for Best Young Journalist (Must be 30 years or younger by Dec 31, 2017 for 68th annual)
CATEGORY AWARDS Gold, Silver and Bronze
Cash awards of $250 will be presented to the Gold Winners. Gold, Silver and Bronze winners will receive certificates and may request complimentary admission to NAREE's Spring conference in Las Vegas, June 13-16, 2018.
The competition is slated to be judged by journalism faculty of the E. W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University. Judges will be the sole arbiters of the awards. Judges will consider criteria appropriate to the category including, but not limited to:
- CLARITY OF WRITING
- DEPTH OF REPORTING
- DESIGN (IF APPLICABLE)
Categories for NAREE’s 67th Journalism Competition -- Expect some category tweaks for 2018
INDIVIDUAL AWARDS - ALL MEDIA
(Residential, Commercial, Mortgage or Financial Real Estate, Public Policy, Luxury, Green Building, Architecture, Home or Urban Design)
Category 1: Best Collection of Work by an Individual Covering Residential Real Estate (Submit 3 stories)
Category 2: Best Collection of Work by an Individual Covering Commercial Real Estate (Submit 3 stories)
Category 3: Best Column (Submit 1 column)
Category 4: Best Economic Analysis
Category 5: Best Interior Design Story
Category 6: Best Photo by a Real Estate Journalist (Submit 1 photo. No entries from full-time photographers.)
Category 7: Best Architecture Story
INDIVIDUAL AWARDS - NEWSPAPERS - PRINT OR DIGITAL
Category 8: Best Residential Real Estate Story - Daily Newspaper
Category 9: Best Mortgage or Financial Real Estate Story - Daily Newspaper
Category 10: Best Commercial Real Estate Story - Daily Newspaper
Category 11: Best Small Daily Newspaper Story - Daily Newspaper
under 150,000 Circulation (Residential, Commercial, Mortgage or Financial Real Estate, Luxury, Green Building, Home or Urban Design)
Category 12: Best Weekly Newspaper Story - Weekly Business Newspaper
(Residential, Commercial, Mortgage or Financial Real Estate, Luxury, Green Building, Home or Urban Design)
INDIVIDUAL AWARDS - MAGAZINES - PRINT OR DIGITAL
Category 13: Best Residential, Mortgage or Financial Real Estate Magazine Story - General Circulation (Shelter, Business or Financial story in a consumer publication. )
Category 14: Best Residential Trade Magazine Story (Residential Real Estate or Development, Mortgage. Finance or Home Building)
Category 15: Best Commercial Trade Magazine Story
INDIVIDUAL AWARDS - ONLINE OR BROADCAST
Category 16: Best Online Residential, Mortgage or Financial Real Estate Story
Category 17: Best Online Commercial Real Estate Story
Category 18: Best Tweet Collection (Submit 3 tweets 140 characters or less published on Twitter)
Category 19: Best Short Blog Post (Less than 250 words plus any photos, graphics and videos produced by the individual entrant not staff artists or photographers)
Category 20: Best Audio or Video Report – Broadcast or Online, Radio or Television local, network, subscription or Internet channels (Residential, Commercial, Mortgage or Financial Real Estate, Luxury, Green Building, Home or Urban Design)
INDIVIDUAL OR TEAM AWARDS - ALL MEDIA
Category 21: Best Breaking News Story
Category 22: Best Investigative Report or Investigative Series
Category 23: Best Series (Submit all parts)
Category 24: Best Blog (Submit 1 blog - Residential, Commercial, Mortgage or Financial Real Estate, Luxury, Green Building, Home or Urban Design)
Category 25: Best International Real Estate Story (Any story focused on real estate outside the U. S.)
TEAM AWARDS - ALL MEDIA
Category 26: Best Team Report (Multiple bylined report - Residential, Commercial, Mortgage or Financial Real Estate, Luxury, Green Building, Home or Urban Design)
INDIVIDUAL OR TEAM AWARDS - MAGAZINES OR NEWSLETTERS - PRINT OR DIGITAL
Category 27: Best Design, Home or Shelter Magazine (Submit 1 magazine)
Category 28: Best Residential Trade Magazine (Submit 1 magazine)
Category 29: Best Commercial Trade Magazine (Submit 1 magazine)
Category 30: Best Newsletter (Submit 1 newsletter - Residential, Commercial, Mortgage or Financial Real Estate, Luxury, Green Building, Home or Urban Design)
INDIVIDUAL OR TEAM AWARDS - NEWSPAPERS - PRINT OR DIGITAL
Category 31: Best Newspaper Real Estate or Home Section (Submit 1 section - Daily or Weekly Newspapers)
INDIVIDUAL OR TEAM AWARDS - ONLINE
Category 32: Best Web Site - (Submit 1 URL)
(Solely Devoted to Residential, Commercial, Mortgage and/or Financial Real Estate, Luxury, Green Building Home and/or Urban Design)