The competition for the award is now underway. Entries must be received by March 15, 2014 and must be accompanied by an entry form, available on the RICJ website www.ricj.org. Entries are limited to one (1) per author, and must have been published in calendar year 2013.
Award categories include print, broadcast, film, and internet, as well as community journalism and unusual or unique entries such as a themed series or socially conscious advertising campaigns. An independent panel of journalism faculty, communications experts and community members selects the best in each category to honor. Entries should promote increased awareness of diversity and inclusion, break down stereotypes, promote an engaged public, and demonstrate excellence.
The Metcalf Award is organized by Rhode Island for Community & Justice (RICJ), a nonprofit dedicated to fighting bigotry and racism, and promoting understanding between all races, religions and cultures. The award was established 26 years ago in 1988 to honor the memory of Providence Journal publisher Michael Metcalf and to educate the public about the power of the media to offer insights and information about communities in ways that dispel stereotypes and promote understanding. It is the only such award program in our region.
The top award for each category will be showcased at a breakfast ceremony on May 20, 2014 at 8:00am at the Hotel Providence, 311 Westminster Street. For further entry information or to sponsor this event, please contact RICJ at (401) 467-1717 x 102 or email firstname.lastname@example.org