The Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists (TBABJ) has extended the deadline for its 2016 Griot Drum Awards contest. The new deadline to submit media entries is by midnight on Friday, Sept. 30.
The contest, which honors the best local media coverage of people of color, is open to print, broadcast and online media professionals of all ethnicities. Journalists submitting entries do not have to be a member of TBABJ, a local chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ).
Any individual or news organization in Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sarasota counties can enter materials published, broadcast or presented online between Jan. 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016. All entries must be submitted online.
Award winners will be presented during TBABJ’s 2016 Griot Drum Awards & Scholarship Banquet to be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at Tampa Marriott Westshore, 1001 N. Westshore Blvd., Tampa.
Entry forms, rules and categories are posted on TBABJ’s website, www.tbabj.com.
Questions? Call 813-419-2490 or send an e-mail to Tampabayabj@gmail.com.