Upcoming award deadlines

Texas Gavel Awards
Deadline: April 3
The State Bar of Texas Gavel Awards recognize excellence in journalism that educates the public about the rule of law, the legal profession and the judicial branch of government and discloses legal system practices or procedures needing correction.
Entries published or broadcast during the 2016 calendar year will be accepted for print, broadcast and online categories until 5 p.m. April 3. There is no entry fee.
The State Bar has created an online entry form to aid in the submission process. To view eligibility requirements, submission guidelines and submit an entry, visit texasbar.com/gavelawards.
The awards will be presented at the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas’ annual conference Sept. 14, 2017 at the Hilton Austin.

Fred Hartman Excellence in Sportswriting Award
Deadline: April 20
Hartman Newspapers L.P. is giving one talented sportswriter a chance to claim $1,000 and the title of best sportswriter in Texas. The family-owned newspaper group is once again sponsoring the Fred Hartman Excellence in Sportswriting Award, named in honor of 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 recipient will be honored during the June 17 TPA annual awards luncheon at the Inn of the Mountain Gods in Ruidoso, NM.

TPA Golden 50 Award
Deadline: April 20
TPA’s 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 to TPA Executive Director Mike Hodges at mhodges@texaspress.com. Each honoree will receive an engraved Golden 50 plaque and will be honored during the June 17 TPA annual awards contest luncheon at the Inn of the Mountain Gods in Ruidoso, NM.

Frank W. Mayborn Award for Community Leadership
Deadline: April 20
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 mhodges@texaspress.com or 512-477-6755. 
The recipient will be honored during the June 17 TPA annual awards luncheon at the Inn of the Mountain Gods in Ruidoso, NM.