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69th Annual NAREE Journalism Contest Deadline: March 1, 2019
Published Wednesday, February 28, 2018

NAREE's 68th Annual Real Estate Journalism Competition Entry Deadline Extended to March 7, 2018

The National Association of Real Estate Editors — NAREE — has extended the deadline to enter its annual real estate journalism competition from March 1 to March 7.

NAREE's prestigious journalism competition is open to reporters, columnists, editors and freelancers covering commercial and residential real estate, mortgage finance, sustainable development and related fields of real estate, including home building and design.

The competition is for work published or aired in 2017.

Winners will be announced at NAREE’s Journalism conference June 13-16, 2018 in Las Vegas. Hundreds of journalists and real estate industry speakers will attend.

NAREE Competition categories for individual journalists include Best Collection of Work, Best Column, Best Economic Analysis, Best Residential Real Estate Story, Best Commercial Real Estate Story and Best E-Newsletter, among many others. See the full list and enter on

Individuals or teams can enter work in Best Breaking News Story, Best Investigative Report or Series, Best International Real Estate Story and Best Blog.

Categories open to teams of journalists with multiple bylines include Best Team Report, Best Web Site and Best Real Estate Section.

Enter work appearing online, in daily newspapers, weekly business newspapers, trade and shelter magazines, and commercial real estate publications as well as on news wire services, television and radio.

NAREE's Platinum Award of $1,000 will recognize the Best Overall Individual Entry. The winner of the Best Freelance Collection receives $500. The Ruth Ryon Best Young Journalist (age 30 or under) winner and Gold winners in 32 categories receive $250.

The faculty of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University will judge entries on clarity of writing, objectivity, originality, depth of reporting, and/or graphic design/production.

All professional journalists writing for bona fide news outlets, both NAREE members and non-members, may enter.

Attention renewing NAREE members: After pulling down the Journalism Contest tab on the home page: — please enter the competition module through the red “click here” link on the contest landing page, and follow the prompts. You do not need to pay your dues separately. It’s faster to do this through the contest module.

NAREE, founded in 1929, is a non-profit association of reporters, editors, authors and online journalists.

Mary Doyle-Kimball, NAREE 
Executive Director


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