Call for Entries for NAREE’s 66th Annual Real Estate Journalism Competition


Awards Ceremony Slated for NAREE Conference in New Orleans

NOTE: New Categories This Year




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NEW ORLEANS – February 12, 2016 – (RealEstateRama) — The National Association of Real Estate Editors has issued a call for entries for NAREE’s 66th Annual Journalism Competition.

Winners will be announced at NAREE’s New Orleans journalism conference June 8-11, 2016, which will draw hundreds of journalists and real estate industry speakers.

NAREE’s prestigious journalism competition is open to reporters, columnists, editors and freelancers covering commercial and residential real estate and related topics.

Enter online by March 1, 2016, for work published or aired in 2015. Entry forms are on

Categories for individual journalists include Best Column and Best Blog. Categories open to teams of journalists with multiple bylines include Best Investigative Report and Best Team Report.

New categories this year include Best Economic Analysis, Best International Real Estate Story, Best Interior Design Story, Best Architecture Story, Best Collection of Tweets, Best Short Blog Post and Best Photo by a Real Estate Journalist.

NAREE’s competition is aimed at journalists covering commercial and residential real estate, mortgage finance, green building, and urban redevelopment. It is open to entries published in daily newspapers, weekly business newspapers, trade, and shelter magazines and commercial real estate publications for stories appearing in digital and print, wire services, television, radio and web sites.

NAREE’s Platinum Award of $1,000 will recognize the best overall individual entry. The winner of the Best Freelance Collection will receive $500. The Ruth Ryon Best Young Journalist (age 30 or under) winner and Gold winners in 32 categories spanning the broad field of real estate will receive $250.

The faculty of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University will judge competition entries on clarity of writing, objectivity, originality, depth of reporting, and/or graphic design/production.

All professional journalists, both NAREE members and non-members, may enter.  Categories include options for writers, editors, columnists, bloggers, investigative reporters and freelancers whose work is published, posted or broadcast on bona fide independent news outlets in 2015.

Winners may receive complimentary admission to NAREE’s Spring conference at Harrah’s Hotel in New Orleans, June 8-11, 2016. NAREE’s Awards Day is Friday, June 10.

The NAREE New Orleans conference (#NAREE16) will present panel discussions with top economists, developers, architects and realty company leaders. The conference features NAREE University, a professional development program for journalists.

NAREE has a separate Bruss Book Awards authors competition recognizing the best real estate books of the year. Deadline information and entry forms are on 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.

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