The OC Press Club is opening this year’s award submissions and looks forward to recognizing the county’s best journalism produced in 2021.
In addition to a continuing pandemic, 2021 was the year local journalists covered the siege of our nation’s capital, the effects of massive shipping delays, the tensions surrounding the gubernatorial recall election and more. Orange County journalists faced all these reporting challenges despite COVID protocols and an ever-shifting media landscape.
The OC Press Club is dedicated to shining a light on Orange County’s strong journalism community, and with the help of journalist judges across the country, it will recognize the great writing, photography, designing, illustrations, broadcasts and more from its members. New this year is the Journalist of the Year award, a nominated category which recognizes a journalist whose work stood out last year in the eyes of their peers.
View the full list of award categories and how to enter submissions HERE. Be sure to review the rules and categories carefully, as some have been updated.
People who submit by April 24 will get the “early bird” rate of $5 per entry (rather than the full price of $10 per entry).