Pennsylvania Bar Association Media Awards (Affiliated Awards)

Pennsylvania Bar Association Media Awards (Affiliated Awards)


Deadline to enter - August 31, 2020




Suzanne Cibotti



800-932-0311, ext. 2247

Call for Entries: Pennsylvania Bar Association Media Awards

All Pennsylvania journalists are invited to enter the 2020 Pennsylvania Bar Association Media Awards competition, formerly known as the William A. Schnader Print Media Awards.

The awards honor excellence in journalism that increases public understanding of the legal system and promotes improvements of our laws, the courts and law enforcement agencies.

The awards categories include: Newspapers: 30,000 or More Circulation, Newspapers: Under 30,000 Circulation, Editorial/Commentary, TV: Philadelphia and Pittsburgh Markets, TV: All Other Pa. Markets (not including Philadelphia and Pittsburgh) and Radio and Podcasts: All Pa. Markets.

Entries to be considered for awards ($400 and engraved plaques for first-place winners and $100 and certificates for second-place winners) must have been published between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020. The deadline for entries is Aug. 31 and there is no fee to enter.

The competition is coordinated by the PBA Bar/Press Committee.

Awards will likely be presented either in person or virtually at PBA Committee/Section Day on Nov. 19 in Harrisburg.

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Pennsylvania Bar Association Media Awards (formerly the William A. Schnader Print Media Awards) were established to honor journalistic excellence in news or feature reporting and editorial and commentary writing about the legal system and its operations. The competition is designed to recognize journalists who, through their writing, foster greater public understanding of our legal system; inform and educate citizens as to the roles of society and the law, the courts, law enforcement agencies, and the legal profession; and disclose practices or procedures needing correction or improvement so as to encourage and promote efforts to improve and modernize our laws, courts or law enforcement agencies statewide.