Publicizing the Croly Award
For the 13th year, the General Federation of Women's Clubs will recognize an outstanding journalist for news writing that demonstrates the following:
- concern for the rights and the advancement of women in our society
- awareness of women’s sensitivity, strength, and courage
- attempt to counteract existing sexism
Qualified entrants are journalists who write on staff or in a freelance capacity for newspapers, magazines, news services, and online publications.
To assist GFWC in publicizing this contest and award:
- Place an ad in your local newspaper or community newspaper
- Send information about the award to journalists you know
- Submit fliers to college and university newspapers
- When you read an article that meets the criteria, send an e-mail to the author with a link to GFWC's information on The Croly Award
13th Annual Jane Cunningham Croly Award for Excellence in Journalism Covering Issues of Concern to Women
The Jane Cunningham Croly for Excellence in Journalism Covering Issues of Concern to Women recognizes journalists whose writing best captures the courage, vision, and spirit of Jane Cunningham Croly, a pioneering journalist who devoted her life to helping women improve their lives and expand their rights. The Croly Award will be presented in June 2008 at GFWC's 117th Annual International Convention in Chicago, Illinois. Award winners receive a $1,000 cash award and airfare/expenses to Chicago.
The contest is open to women and men who write for newspapers, magazines, news services, or online publications, either on staff or in a freelance capacity. Entrants should submit THREE (3) of their own articles or columns published in newspapers, magazines, news services, or online publications during the calendar year 2007. A judging panel of prominent journalists, editors, and leaders of national women's organizations will review entries to select an overall winner whose writing demonstrates a concern for the rights and the advancement of women in our society; an awareness of women's sensitivity, strength, and courage; and an attempt to counteract existing sexism.
Entries are due by March 15 along with an entry fee of $50. For guidelines and application form, visit GFWC online at www.gfwc.org/crolyaward.
Contact: GFWC Director of Communications & Public Relations Nakia Willoughby
1734 N Street, N.W.
Phone: 202/347-3168 ext. 149