Real estate journalism competition now accepting entries
The National Association of Real Estate Editors is now accepting entries to its 70th annual competition.
The deadline to apply is March 1.
Enter work published between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2019.
The contest is open to Digital, Print, and Broadcast Journalists: Writers, Editors, Columnists, Investigative Reporters, Producers and Freelancers Covering: Residential and Commercial Real Estate, Mortgage and Finance, Home and Urban Design, Luxury or Affordable Housing, Green Building and Architecture among other topics in the broad field of real estate.
The contest this year includes the new Kenneth R. Harney Award for Best Real Estate Consumer Education Reporting – $1,000 Award – underwritten by the Harney Family to honor Ken’s legacy.
Dogged, original enterprise reporting on current real estate policy and practices impacting the consumer – including mortgage finance, real estate brokerage, housing affordability, discrimination and other watch dog issues – are among eligible topics. The award is named in honor of the late Ken Harney, whose nationally syndicated column, “The Nation’s Housing,” explored issues faced by homeowners and home buyers for more than 40 years. Ken Harney was NAREE’s 2008 president. Entrant must submit a single in-depth report, column or series of up to three reports in any medium – print, online or broadcast – under a single byline. The winning entry chosen for this award is not eligible to win an award in any other category.
The winner will be invited, as NAREE’s guest, to speak about the award-winning entry at NAREE’s 2020 Miami conference, running from June 24-27 at the Epic Kimpton Hotel.
Plus three overall awards for journalists with single bylines:
PLATINUM AWARD $1,000 – Best Overall Individual Entry
PRESIDENT’S AWARD $500 – Best Freelance Collection
RUTH RYON AWARD $250 – Best Young Journalist (30 years or younger)
And GOLD, SILVER AND BRONZE AWARDS honoring the work of individual journalists and teams of journalists covering residential and commercial real estate. Cash awards of $250 will be presented to all Gold Award winners. Gold, Silver and Bronze winners may request complimentary admission to the full NAREE Journalism Conference in Miami, June 24-27, 2020 • Kimpton Epic Hotel. Special Awards Day program is Friday, June 26.
All winners will be notified in early May so they can make advance travel arrangements to attend the awards ceremony, Friday, June 26, 2020 at NAREE’s Miami Conference at the Kimpton Epic Miami.
To enter, go here.