BOCA RATON, Fla. – January 16, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The National Association of Real Estate Editors has issued a Call for Entries for the 64th Annual NAREE Journalism Competition for real estate and home and design writers and editors. Staff writers, freelancers, columnists, bloggers and editors are eligible to enter their work published, posted or aired in 2013. Entry deadline is March 1, 2014.
The NAREE competition includes categories in the broad field of real estate from mortgage finance, foreclosures, commercial and residential real estate to green building, urban redevelopment, home design and remodeling, among others. The competition is open to entries published in daily newspapers, weekly business newspapers, trade, investment and shelter magazines, commercial real estate publications, wire services, television, radio and web sites.
A total of 75 Gold, Silver and Bronze Journalism Competition Awards may be presented. The Platinum Award of $1,000 will go to the best overall individual entry. Winner of the Best Freelance Collection will receive $500. The Ruth Ryon Best Young Journalist (age 30 or under) winner and 25 Gold category winners will receive $250 each.
All professional journalists, both NAREE members and non-members, may enter. Entry forms are on www.NAREE.org under the “Journalism Contest” tab. Or email executive director Mary Doyle-Kimball at to receive printer-friendly pdf via email. Entrants may choose to enter online after Feb 5. Mailed entries may be submitted now. More categories are open this year for teams of journalists and digital journalists
Awards will be presented at NAREE’s Annual Journalism Conference in Houston, June 11-14, 2014 at the Westin Oaks Houston at the Galleria hotel. NAREE Chairman Kris Hudson, Wall Street Journal, and President Daniel Taub, Bloomberg News, will officiate at the Awards Ceremony on Friday, June 13. NAREE’s Houston conference, featuring newsworthy panels and speakers along with outstanding professional development sessions, will draw journalists from around the country.
The prestigious NAREE journalism competition will be judged by faculty of the E. W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University on clarity of writing, objectivity, originality, depth of reporting, and/or graphic design/production (if applicable).
NAREE has a separate Bruss authors competition recognizing the best real estate books of the year. Deadline information and entry forms are on www.naree.org under the “Book Contest” tab.
Founded in 1929, NAREE is a nonprofit professional association of writers, columnists, editors and authors covering residential, commercial and financial real estate and urban and home design.
Mary Doyle-Kimball, NAREE Executive Director