The 2021 Top of the Rockies contest, administered for more than a decade by the SPJ Colorado Professional Chapter on behalf of SPJ chapters in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Wyoming, will officially open on Dec. 17.
The contest, which encourages journalists, editors and photographers to submit their best work, will be open through 10 p.m. Feb. 1.
For the first time, Top of the Rockies has four divisions based on newsroom staff size: fewer than five staff members; five to under nine staff members; nine to under 15 staff members; more than 15 staff members. News organization are allowed to compete in a division with a larger staff size; they are not permitted to drop a division. If your news organization has not been placed in one of the new divisions, contact Deb Hurley Brobst at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a full list of contest rules, and categories, visit coloradospj.wordpress.com/contest/.
Awards will be announced April 30 at the awards ceremony at the Denver Press Club, 1330 Glenarm Place, Denver — or online if an awards ceremony is not possible.
For additional questions, contact Deb Hurley Brobst at email@example.com.