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The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania Announces 2013 Golden Quill Call for Entries

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania is calling for submissions to its 49th Golden Quill Awards, the annual competition that recognizes professional excellence in written, photographic, broadcast and online journalism in Western Pennsylvania.

The entry deadline for the premier journalism contest is 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. All entries must have been published or broadcast between Jan. 1, 2012, and Dec. 31, 2012, to be eligible.

Entries to the Golden Quill Awards will be submitted using a Web-based program at www.betterbnc.com and payment will be online only. Rules and instructions for submission for the awards -- open to all news professionals in 29 counties of Western Pennsylvania -- can be downloaded from The Press Club's Web site at http://www.westernpapressclub.org or received in hard copy by contacting The Press Club at 412-281-7778 or by sending e-mail to [email protected].  Newsrooms will receive the forms by regular mail.  Many categories have been revised, so please read the call carefully.

Winners of the Golden Quills will be announced during the awards ceremony on Monday, May 13, 2013, at the Sheraton Station Square, Pittsburgh.

The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania is an organization of journalists and other communications professionals from a 29-county area of Western Pennsylvania. It sponsors forums on current events and educational programs, administers the Urban Journalism Workshop operated by the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation and presents the annual Golden Quill awards contest and ceremony, honoring the best of Western Pennsylvania journalism. Membership in The Press Club includes discounts on fees for programs and Golden Quill entries, use of dining facilities at the Engineers Building, Downtown, and access to the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., and 15 other press clubs around the country. For a membership application, e-mail contact information to: [email protected] or download an application at http://www.westernpapressclub.org.

PR Newswire is the official wire of The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania.

SOURCE The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania

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