The Best of 2017  Annual Awards contest will open in early December, 2017.   All category and rules updates with be posted at that time, but please read through the current entry information to become familiar with the categories and general entry process.

The Idaho Press Club honors the best in journalism and public relations in Idaho each year. This year’s contest features an array of categories, generous discounts for IPC members and a chance at bragging rights in the office, adulation from your peers and a boost for your resume. Click on the links below for category definitions, rules and FAQs. Contact us if you have questions. Become an award winner!

General Excellence Dates for the Best of 2017 will be released in mid-January, 2018 unless otherwise noted in the division categories.   

Publication Divisions submit the three designated issues from 2017.   TV and Radio submit a news broadcast from the designated date in early 2017.  These dates will be chosen at random for this contest.   All other divisions indicate the general excellence date in the category descriptions.

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NEW  – Check out the new Photographer of the Year Award

How to Enter the Idaho Press Club Awards

Divisions & Categories

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