The Sunshine State Awards Are Open! Enter Your Best Work Right Now

The Sunshine State Awards Are Open! Enter Your Best Work Right Now

Now accepting entries to the 23rd annual Sunshine State Awards.

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Sunshine State Awards 2017

We are pleased to announce the 23rd annual Sunshine State Awards competition, open to all professional print, broadcast and online journalists in Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Spanish-language division is presented in partnership with the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. We also offer a student division for students at Florida colleges and universities.

The Sunshine State Awards recognize quality journalism in the best tradition of our profession for the calendar year of 2016. Out-of-state journalists will judge all entries and may award first-, second- and third-place honors in each category. The finalist list will be emailed to all entrants by early May. Winners will be announced at the annual Sunshine State Awards ceremony this summer.

Freelance Fair: Feb. 18 in Fort Lauderdale!

Looking for more freelance gigs? Publications from all across South Florida will be at our freelance fair on Feb. 18, all in need of writers, designers, photographers, and other talented journalists.

Publications include the Miami Herald, Gulfstream Media Group, South Florida Gay News, Fort Lauderdale Magazine,, The Palm Beach Post, The Plantain, and a whole bunch of other online and print companies. More to be announced soon!

Don’t forget your business cards!

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See Ana Navarro on Jan. 23!

The outspoken political strategist will be at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts as a part of the Broward College Speaker Series. Want to hear her speak? Enter our Facebook contest — all you have to do is tag a friend you would take with you! The winner will be announced Jan. 19.

Join the SPJ Florida Pro Board!

Want to help journalists across the state? Join the award-winning SPJ Florida Pro chapter. We’ve got spots open on the board and committees that help with training, education, and other professional development programs.

Reply to this email to find out how you can be part of the board.