Texas Better Newspaper Contest honors, major TPA awards, the annual Robert Burns Golf Classic and professional development programs are all on tap for the upcoming Texas Press Leadership Retreat scheduled June 15-17 at the Inn of the Mountain Gods, Ruidoso, NM.
Registration forms are now available online at texaspress.com.
Louisiana Press Associatino members are now judging the more than 1,420 entries submitted in the 2017 Texas Better Newspaper Contest. Results will be announced and awarded will be presented at the Leadership Retreat.
In addition, deadline is fast approaching for nominations for three major annual TPA awards. Nominations must be submitted by April 20 for the Fred Hartman Excellence in Sportswriting Award, the TPA Golden 50 Award and the Frank W. Mayborn Award for Community Leadership.
The awards, along with recognitions in the Texas Better Newspaper Contest, will be presented at the annual TPA Leadership Retreat June 15-17 at the Inn of the Mountain Gods, Ruidoso, NM.
Hartman Newspapers, LP, awards a $1,000 prize and the title of best sportswriter in Texas with the annual Fred Hartman Excellence in Sportswriting Award, honoring the late Texas sportswriter and newspaper owner. This year, the contest is open to any journalist currently employed with a Texas newspaper with more than 10,000 in circulation. Entry instructions are available online at http://texaspress.com/hartman-award-3.
The TPA Golden 50 Award honors men and women who have displayed exemplary service and selfless contributions to journalism for 50 or more years. To nominate someone, complete the nomination form, available at http://texaspress.com/golden-50-award and send it to TPA Executive Director Mike Hodges at firstname.lastname@example.org. Each honoree will receive an engraved Golden 50 plaque.
The Frank W. Mayborn Award for Community Leadership is awarded annually to a publisher or newspaper executive who contributed most significantly to society during the past year. Sue Mayborn, publisher of the Temple Daily Telegram and Killeen Daily Herald, established the award in 1992 to honor the leadership and service demonstrated by her late husband, Frank W. Mayborn.
For more information, visit http://texaspress.com/maybornaward-01 or contact TPA Executive Director Mike Hodges at email@example.com or 512-477-6755.
Registration forms for the Leadership Retreat are available online at www.texaspress.com. To make room reservations, participants should call the Inn of the Mountain Gods directly at 575-464-7777. To qualify for the group rate of $149, reservations must be made by 3 p.m. June 1.