Due to a number of requests, the Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists (TBABJ) has extended the deadline of its Griot Drum Awards contest to Friday, Oct. 7, at 5 p.m.
The contest, which honors the best local media coverage of people of color, is open to print, broadcast and online media professionals.
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.
Winners will be announced during TBABJ’s 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.