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Nominations Open for Top 10 Veterans in Journalism 2024

By May 9, 2024May 15th, 2024News

Military Veterans in Journalism is thrilled to announce the return of the Top 10 Veterans in Journalism Competition for 2024.

The competition celebrates the outstanding achievements of military veteran journalists throughout the preceding year. Recipients of the awards will be honored during the highly anticipated MVJ24 Convention, a premier event that gathers journalists, industry leaders, and media professionals from across the globe.

The deadline for submission is June 15, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. ET. Neither the submitter nor the nominee needs to be a member of MVJ to submit a piece for consideration.

Eligibility and Requirements

MVJ welcomes submissions from all armed forces veterans of any branch. To be considered, they can either submit their own work or that of a fellow veteran. Self-nominations are permitted.

  • Only pieces created by veterans of the armed forces are eligible. While collaborative efforts are accepted, journalists involved will only be eligible if they are veterans themselves. All submissions must be published work completed and made publicly available within the past 12 months.
  • Submissions must include the original publishing or release date, all contributors, and the organization under which the work was published.
  • Submissions are not limited to any one form of media; they can include traditional print and broadcast, as well as emerging forms such as Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Interactive Data Visualization, and others.
  • Submissions should also include a brief description of the nominee and why they should be recognized as a Top 10 Military Veteran in Journalism.

The submissions will be scored on originality, newsworthiness, journalistic quality, and diversity. MVJ’s panel of judges will apply their experience, editing standards, and personal background to decide how well a piece ranks in each category. Judges will be looking for accurate and insightful storytelling that engages them as the audience.
All pieces, regardless of media type, will be reviewed by the same panel of judges and scored in the same manner.

While every submission will be scored and selections for the list will be made, scores will not be released publicly. Outside of scoring, judges will be able to supply commentary if they wish, but not every piece will receive feedback.

Recognize fellow veterans in journalism and the value of their work!