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Media Awards

CALL FOR ENTRIES ISSUED FOR THE PARKER THOMSON AWARDS FOR OUTSTANDING LEGAL JOURNALISM IN FLORIDA AND THE SUSAN SPENCER-WENDEL LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – DEADLINE March 11

March 11 is the deadline to submit entries for The Parker Thomson Awards for Outstanding Legal Journalism in Florida and the Susan Spencer-Wendel Lifetime Achievement Award. Download the 2019 Media Awards Entry Form.

News media that have made a significant effort to inform the public about the delivery or quality of justice are invited to compete for The Parker Thomson Awards for Outstanding Legal Journalism in Florida. Work submitted for consideration may include news stories, series, features, editorials, blogs, documentaries, columns or special sections — anything produced by a news organization — that deals with law and lawyers, courts, law enforcement, the delivery of legal services, the effectiveness of the justice system and the work of the organized Bar or related matters. Entries must have been published or produced between Jan. 1, 2018, and Dec. 31, 2018. All Florida media organizations, large or small, are encouraged to enter. Awards will be given in four categories: Print, Television, Radio, and Online-only. The Susan Spencer-Wendel Lifetime Achievement Award honors a retired or working journalist who has written or reported extensively in an outstanding fashion to educate citizens on the system of law and justice as it affects the people of Florida.

Questions? Contact The Florida Bar’s Public Information Department at 850-561-5666.