The SPJ Metro Louisville Journalism Awards are open to newspaper, magazine, freelance, wire service, television, radio and online journalists — reporters/writers, copy editors, cartoonists, illustrators, page designers and photographers — whose work is published or broadcast in the Kentucky counties of Anderson, Breckinridge, Bullitt, Carroll, Franklin, Grayson, Hardin, Henry, Jefferson, Larue, Marion, Meade, Nelson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, Taylor, Trimble and Washington, and the Indiana counties of Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Jefferson, Perry, Scott and Washington.

Advertising, publicity and promotional work is not eligible. All entries must have been broadcast or published during calendar year 2016. College entries are open to student journalists in Kentucky and Southern Indiana.

DEADLINE:  The deadline for submitting entries is April 4, 2017. 


Entries that consist of multiple articles or broadcasts should be submitted in a way that shows the judges the order in which they appeared.

Individuals and teams may submit no more than two entries per category (individuals whose work is part of a team entry may also enter individual work in the same category that is not part of the team entry). An individual team or organization may only enter a given piece of work in one category (except a work entered in a photography or design category also may be entered in a non-photography or non-design category).

FEES Entry fees are $20 per entry for SPJ members and $25 per entry for non-members. Be sure to have your membership number handy when you fill out your entrant form. Fees for College entries are $5 per entry. 

JUDGING:  All entries will be judged by another SPJ chapter.  In the event only one entry is received in any category, it will be up to the discretion of the judges to decide whether an award is merited. If, in the opinion of the judges, no award should be given, the entry fee will NOT be refunded.

Please read the instructions on the Login and Home pages very carefully for details on how to properly fill out your entry form.