2018 Robert L. Vann Awards Call for Entries

123The Pittsburgh Black Media Federation is calling for entries for its 30th annual Robert L. Vann Media Awards.

In this milestone year, the Vann contest will continue its professional competition and its college student competition, recognizing the best of journalism produced in and coverage about African American and African diaspora individuals, issues, and communities in Western Pennsylvania.

The contest will continue to recognize excellence in print, photography, broadcast, and online coverage.

The entry deadline for both contests is 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21.

All entries must have been published, posted online, or broadcast in 2017.

Rules and instructions for entering the contests – open to all news professionals and students in colleges in the 29 counties of Western Pennsylvania – are available below.


Entry rules for the professional contest are found HERE

Entry rules for the college student contest are found HERE

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