The contest is open to print, broadcast and online media professionals of all ethnicities. Journalists submitting entries do not have to be a member of TBABJ, a local chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ).
Any individual or news organization in Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sarasota counties can enter materials published, broadcast or presented online between Jan. 1, 2011 and Dec. 31, 2011. There are 31 categories this year. The deadline to submit entries is September 10, 2012.
Award winners will be presented in the fall at TBABJ’s 2012 Griot Drum Awards & Scholarship Banquet.
Questions? Please contact Jenise G. Morgan, Griot Drum Awards coordinator and TBABJ vice president of print, at (813) 716-6288 or via e-mail at JMorgannews@yahoo.com.
TBABJ looks forward to receiving your Griot Drum entries early!
The Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists strives to help ensure diversity in area media and accurate, balanced coverage of communities of color while serving as a resource for both established and aspiring communicators. TBABJ was recognized by NABJ in 2010 as Chapter of the Year.