Goff Penny Awards

Let your talented young staffers know that Newspapers Canada is now accepting entries for the 23rd Annual Hon. Edward Goff Penny Memorial Prizes for Young Journalists.

This annual awards program is open to daily newspaper journalists between the ages of 20-25 working for CNA-member daily newspapers. Young freelance journalists and student interns whose work has been published in a CNA-member newspaper are also eligible to enter.

Work must have been published during the 2013 calendar year in order to be eligible for this year’s competition. Entrants must be between 20 to 25-years-old at the time of publication.

All submissions must be received by Tuesday, February 18, 2014. DEADLINE EXTENDED: Friday, February 21.

Competition winners are awarded cash prizes of $1,500 in two circulation categories, under 25,000 and 25,000 and over. Prizes will be awarded at the INK+BEYOND conference in Charlottetown on May 28-30, 2014.

For a copy of the entry form, please click here
 

Contest Information:

Rules of Entry and Judging Criteria
Entry Form
Previous Winners

For more information about the Goff Penny Memorial Prizes for Young Journalists please contact Taylor Kormann at tkormann@newspaperscanada.ca

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About the Goff Penny Memorial Prizes for Young Journalists

The Edward Goff Penny Memorial Prizes for Young Canadian Journalists were established in 1991 at the bequest of the estate of the late Arthur G. Penny, grandson of Edward Goff Penny. The first awards were presented in 1992.

Arthur G. Penny, a former newspaper editor in the early 1920s with the old Quebec Chronicle and later a Quebec civil servant, died in 1963. In his last will and testament, he left provisions that, upon the death of his wife and son, two prizes for young journalists should be established in memory of his grandfather, Edward Goff Penny.

The Hon. Edward Goff Penny rose from the position of reporter at the Montreal Herald in the late 1800s to editor and publisher. He was the first president of the Parliamentary Press Gallery in Ottawa and in 1874 became the first newspaper reporter to be appointed to the Senate.

In keeping with the terms of the bequest, the annual awards offer cash prizes to two individuals working or writing for daily newspapers in two circulation classes: under 25,000 and 25,000 and over. Prize money is $1,500 for each category. Competitors are required to submit four (4) editorial articles published during the 2013 calendar year. Entrants must be between the ages of 20 and 25 at the time of publication in order to be eligible for consideration.