NAREE Issues a Call for Entries for 65th Annual Journalism Competition


BOCA RATON, Fla. – January 28, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — The National Association of Real Estate Editors has issued a call for entries for NAREE’s 65th Annual Journalism Competition. Twenty-five categories will recognize excellence in digital, print and broadcast journalism.

Winners will be announced at NAREE’s Miami journalism conference June 24-27, which will draw hundreds of journalists and real estate industry speakers to Florida.

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

Enter by mail or online by March 1, 2015, for work published or aired in 2014. Entry forms are on

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

The NAREE competition is aimed at journalists covering mortgage finance, foreclosures, commercial and residential real estate, green building, urban redevelopment, remodeling and other topics in the broad field of real estate. The competition is open to entries published in daily newspapers, weekly business newspapers, trade, investment and shelter magazines, commercial real estate publications for stories appearing in digital and print, wire services, television, radio and web sites.

The competition has a total of 75 Gold, Silver and Bronze category awards. Plus, the Platinum Award of $1,000 will be presented for 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 25 Gold category winners will receive $250 each.

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. Paid NAREE 2015 members can submit their first entry for free.

Winners will be invited to NAREE’s Annual Journalism Conference in Miami, June 24-27, at the Intercontinental Hotel. The conference will present panel discussions with top economists, developers, architects and realty company leaders. The conference features NAREE University, a professional development program for journalists. Pull down the “Journalism Contest” tab on

Contact: Mary Doyle-Kimball, NAREE Executive Director

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