Photo: Paul J. Spetrini

Staff members from Providence Media show off their awards following the 2015 Rhode Island Press Association Awards Banquet, held April 24, 2015 at the Quonset "O" Club in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. 

Competitions

     The Rhode Island Press Association is proud to host an annual Editorial Awards competiton amoung our member organizations where reporters, editors, photographers and designers compete to be the state's best. Each year, we receive over 400 submissions in a number of categories that cover every aspect of journalism in the state, from writing and photography to design and distinction.

     In addition, our competition asks member organizations to nominate a staff member for our prestigious individual award categories: Distinguished Journalist, Notable New Journalist of the year and Photographer of the Year as well as to nominate themselves to compete in the Community Newspaper of the Year categories for both daily and weekly papers. 

     Lastly, our competition highlights the work our member organizations do outside of the newsroom with the annual Community Outreach Award. This award recognizes the outstanding work member organizations have done outside of the printed page to benefit or engage the community that they serve. The winning organization is honored at the end of the night with a check for $500 made out to the charity of its choice.

     Our award winners include the best and brightest journalists in Rhode Island and highlight some of the best work done in the industry in any given year. 

     To see the results and judge's comments from our most recent contest, click here

     For historical information, please select the contest year listed below to see our winners. 

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