How to Enter the Idaho Press Club Awards

How to Enter the Idaho Press Club Awards update 2017 – Doc

How to Enter the Idaho Press Club Awards update 2017 – PDF


  1. Are you a current member of the Idaho Press Club? If not, become a member today!   It saves you money when you go to pay your entry fee and it supports our great work for journalists across the state.
  2. Review ALL entry information before you start, including the award rules, fees, divisions and categories information.   Decide what to enter.
  3. Make sure your entries look good and are in the proper formats: pdf, jpg, YouTube, etc. Any scanned clippings need to all face the same direction for easy reading.
  4. Collect all your entries in one place. It helps to have a list of the actual file names handy before you start. Have the names of the entries, exactly as you would like them to appear on your award, the names of the individuals to be recognized, and be sure you know the membership status of every entrant.  Keep in mind if you want to pay the member price for an entry, every entrant listed for recognition on that entry must be a current member.   If even one person listed is a non-member, you will need to pay the non-member entry price.
  5. Go to
  6. Create an account.  You need to create a new account each year.  (You’ll find the tab on the right side of the screen) Follow the prompts.
  7. From the Best in Media home page, click on the entry forms tab and follow the steps. Please follow the directions on awards website carefully to make sure judges will be able to view all entries and can get through any paywalls.
  8. The form system allows you to fill out multiple entries if you wish. You will receive an email with each entry. Please keep those emails handy!   You will need them later to confirm the correct entry fee payment.
  9. Next, you will need to upload your entries. Make sure you are logged in to your account.
  10. Click on Upload. Select the Idaho Press Club as the destination for your files.
  11. The Best in Media site will give you prompts and tips on how to upload your media and view it in your media file.
  12. Browse and select your digital files. Once you have them all listed, click upload and monitor the progress. We suggest doing no more than 10 entries at a time.
  13. When everything is uploaded, scroll to the top of the page and click on home.
  14. Now click on payment tab. This is where you will need your entry emails. They are your reminder of what you owe. The payment system is designed to handle only one type of membership entries at a time. Select Idaho Press Club and follow the prompts. We suggest you pay for all of your member entries first, then go back and pay for any non-member entries. Please don’t forget to do this, we don’t want hunt you down later, it’s so embarrassing and can jeopardize your entry in the contest.
  15. After you have paid your membership entries, if you have non-member entries, click on the home page and click on the payment tab again. Select Idaho Press Club and follow the prompts again. You will have to repeat this process if you have student-member and student-non member entries. Remember, you can only pay for one type of membership classification in one session.
  16. Once you have paid for all your entries, you are all done. Pat yourself on the back. Your entry helps supports the year-round work of the Idaho Press Club.
  17. One more thing, make plans to attend the Idaho Press Club Awards banquet on April 28, 2018. Check the main website for more details.