Best of Awards – Rules

General requirements and date information for entry:

  • All entries in this year’s Idaho Press Club Awards Contest- except broadcast General Excellence–must have been broadcast, telecast or published in Idaho during the 2012 calendar year.
  • This year’s deadline is January 22, 2013; all entries must be submitted no later than that date.
  • General excellence dates will be announced on January 15, 2013. You may call (208) 389-2879 on that date or check our website at
  • Payment must be included for all entries: $15 per entry for Idaho Press Club members ($8 for student members) $28 per entry for non-members ($17 for non-member students)  A $1 fee will be added to each entry if you choose to pay online to cover PayPal costs.
  • All individuals whose names appear on an entry must be members of the Idaho Press Club in order for that entry to qualify for the membership discount. You may join or renew your IPC membership at the time of entry by sending a separate check of $25 per regular membership ($10 student/retired) and pertinent mailing / phone information.  Membership can also be submitted online via PayPal; see Join link   If you are unsure about your membership status, call or email the IPC office to verify.
  • Individuals from out-of-state organizations entering this contest must show they worked full-time in an Idaho bureau or division.
  • All entries become property of the Idaho Press Club. Winning entries may be displayed.  
  • Each story or photo may be entered in only one category. Exceptions: Television Writing and Videography entries may also be entered in one other TV category; and stories may be entered in an individual category, such as general news story or live feature report, and also be part of an entry in the Reporter of the Year or Rookie of the Year category or All Media categories.
  • Award winners will be announced at the Annual Awards Banquet on May 18, 2013 in Boise at the Boise Centre.