December 8, 2015
DAVID S. BARR AWARD FOR STUDENT JOURNALISM
DAVID S. BARR was much more than a lawyer to those privileged to know and work with him. He was the Guild's mentor, advisor, role model, institutional memory and friend. Before starting his own practice and representing our union and others, Barr was a National Labor Relations Board attorney. He was passionate about justice and fairness and viewed journalists as agents of those virtues. In his name, The NewsGuild-CWA awards annual scholarships to one high school and one college student journalist whose work focuses on issues of social justice. Barr had represented the Guild for more than 20 years when he died of a heart attack in 1997 at the age of 61.
MISSION OF THE DAVID S. BARR CONTEST
* To inspire a new generation of journalists by recognizing work that contributes to the pursuit of justice and fairness.
* To promote issues of importance to working people.
* To serve as a lasting memorial and tribute to David S. Barr.
All entries must be postmarked by Jan. 31, 2016.
Only entries published or broadcast between Jan. 1, 2015, and Dec. 31, 2015 are eligible.
APPLICATION FOR ENTRY
Download it HERE.
The contest is open to high school students, including those enrolled in vocational, technical or special education programs; and part-time or full-time college students, including those in community colleges and in graduate programs.
Students who have worked or are working as professional journalists — excluding internships — are not eligible to enter.
High school winner: $1,000
College winner: $1,500
Entries will be judged by a panel of at least three professional journalists.
RULES FOR ENTRY
Each student journalist is limited to one entry.
Entries must be accompanied by a summary of the work being submitted.
One original copy of the entry must be submitted, if it was published in print, along with four photocopies.
For entries published online only, submit five good-quality printouts/copies.
For broadcast entries, submit five copies in digital format (flash drives/DVDs).
The publication date of each entry must be clearly visible.
For all entries, if the work is still available online, please include the link in your summary.
A signed, official application form must be attached to each copy of each entry.
Failure to provide all documents as described will result in ineligibility.
All entries become the property of the David S. Barr Award Committee.
SEND ENTRIES TO:
David S. Barr Award
501 Third Street, N.W.
Washington DC 20001-2797
Call The Guild at (202) 434-7177.