2017 National Native Media Awards

NAJA calls for 2017 National Native Media Awards entries

Native American Journalists Association opens annual media awards competition; Members and non-members to submit entries through extended deadline of June 15

NORMAN, Okla. --The Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) is now accepting entries for the 2017 NAJA National Native Media Awards competition, which recognizes excellence in the reporting, presentation and coverage of Indian Country.

NAJA will accept submissions of members' and non-members work produced Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 2016. Entries may only be submitted via link – no hard copies will be accepted. The cost is $25 per entry for professional and associate members, $15 per entry for students and $50 per entry for non-members. The deadline to submit entries and payment for all categories is June 15.

Categories are divided by membership type: professional, associate or student. Members and non-members should ensure entry in the correct category by completing the corresponding form, according to individual membership type. Non-members may enter their work in the Associate Category. All NAJA memberships will be verified prior to judging.

Winners will be notified prior to the 2017 Excellence in Journalism conference in Anaheim, CA, Sept. 7-9. The NAJA National Native Media Awards Banquet will be Saturday, Sept. 9. All award recipients may pick up their awards during the banquet or arrange for direct shipping. 

All entries and fees must be received by NAJA on or before June 15 or work will not be considered. Click on the links to each entry form below to enter your work:

Read all eligibility requirements and view a full listing of entry categories on the  2017 NAJA National Native Media Awards Rules and Guidelines. 

NAJA members pose with their 2016 National Native Media Awards during the Excellence in Journalism conference in New Orleans. Photos by Rosemary Stephens.