AJAs Deadline Fast Approaching

    HALIFAX, Jan. 17 /CNW/ - With the end of January fast-approaching, the
Atlantic Journalism Awards office eagerly prepares for a wave of contest
    Atlantic Canadian journalists are reminded to submit their print, radio
and television stories and images to the 27th Atlantic Journalism Awards.
    Entries are required to have been published or broadcast in an Atlantic
Canadian media outlet in 2007, and must be postmarked no later than the
submission deadline of Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2008.
    Panels of judges from across Canada will review the entries and select
three finalists in each category. The finalists will be announced in early
April, and the gold awards will be presented at a gala dinner and awards show
on Saturday, May 3, 2008, at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel.This year's Atlantic Journalism Awards categories are:

        Spot News - Print, Radio and Television
        Feature Writing - Print, Radio and Television
        Continuing Coverage - Print, Radio and Television
        Enterprise Reporting - Print, Radio and Television
        Sports Reporting - Any Medium
        Arts and Entertainment Reporting - Any Medium
        Atlantic Magazine - Best Article
        Atlantic Magazine - Best Cover
        Atlantic Magazine - Best Profile Article
        Photojournalism Spot News - Print, Television
        Photojournalism Feature - Print, Television
        VideoJournalist - Television
        Commentary - Any Medium
        Editorial Cartooning
        The Jim MacNeill New Journalist Award - Any MediumDon't miss this opportunity to showcase your work as the best of 2007 in
Atlantic Canada. Entry forms, regulations, category descriptions, tickets and
other information can be found at www.AJAs.ca, or by calling (902) 425-2727.

For further information:
For further information: Natalie Clifford, Project Coordinator, Atlantic
Journalism Awards, (902) 425-2727, Office@ajas.ca, www.AJAs.ca


The Atlantic Journalism Awards has been a continuous annual celebration of journalistic excellence and achievement in Atlantic Canada since 1981. It is now managed by a volunteer industry board of directors representing print and broadcast news organizations. Contact the AJAs office (Email) office@AJAs.ca