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

Now accepting entries to the Sunshine State Awards!

SPJ’s Florida Pro Chapter is pleased to announce the 24th 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.

New this year: Disaster Reporting categories have been added to recognize work from the 2017 hurricane season. The Television division has been completely revamped with a new category lineup that better reflects current priorities in television journalism.

The Sunshine State Awards recognize quality journalism in the best tradition of our profession for the calendar year of 2017. 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 late April. Winners will be announced at the annual Sunshine State Awards ceremony this summer.

Freelance lunch returns Feb. 15
Sober up from Valentine’s Day with a tall, strong coffee. Come on out and eat with your fellow South Florida freelance journalists at Warsaw Coffee. Share your tips, pitches, critiques, complaints, contacts, latte orders — or just vent.
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WordCamp Miami returns March 16-18

Whether you’re a journalist, blogger, content creator, SEO wiz, marketing pro, or a complete newbie to using WordPress, the 10th annual WordCamp Miami is the perfect place to hone your skills.

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