Enter the Contest Now — Deadline extended to April 8 at 5 p.m. — Harry Shearer to Emcee the 50th Annual Awards Show

Thursday, March 20, 2008 5:28 PM

Here’s some good news for procrastinators.
The deadline for entries in the Southern California Journalism Awards is being extended by two weeks until 5 p.m., Tuesday, April 8.
At a time of uncertainty in the media business, there’s no better way to polish a resume than having won a trophy in one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious journalism competitions.
And this year will be more special than ever, since it’s the 50th anniversary. Harry Shearer will be our very special emcee for this very special evening.
Over the years, Shearer has given his satirical touch to diverse roles, from films like “This is Spinal Tap” and “A Mighty Wind, ” to voicing the character of Mr. Smithers and others on TV’s “The Simpsons.” His weekly radio program, “Le Show,” is heard on public radio station KCRW and is distributed worldwide.

“This is your last chance to be part of history,” said the club’s executive director, Diana Ljungaeus. “Don’t miss out.”
Winners will be announced at the club’s gala dinner on Saturday night, June 21, at the Millennium Biltmore in downtown Los Angeles.
Last year’s contest drew more than 600 entries.
Entries can be mailed in or dropped off at the club’s headquarters.

Here are some extra incentives to enter the contest and join the club:
STUDENTS
Any student can enter for regular member rate of $40 – or do a Student Super Special = Send in two or more entries and they are $20 each AND you get a student membership for the rest of the year for free.

NEW MEMBERS
Join the press club (applies to new members only):
Become a member for the rest of the year for $30 and enjoy membership discounts for all your entries, along with all other benefits of belonging to Los Angeles Press Club.

Non-member entry fee is $80 each.
Members pay $40 each.
Individual members (not corporate) also enjoy an additional 50% off their third entry and all entries after that, making those entries only $20 each.

You’re welcome to enter the same story in more than one category; but each entry requires a separate copy, entry form and fee. If you enter in additional categories, we’ll honor your discount for each.

Members also get discount on tickets.

To volunteer, donate to our silent auction, sponsor the event or to buy tickets please contact Executive Director Diana Ljungaeus at Diana@lapressclub.org or call 323.669.8081

The 50th Annual Southern California Journalism Awards Gala is dedicated to the late Hal Fishman of KTLA.

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