National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards


The Los Angeles Press Club’s National Entertainment Journalism Awards have become the National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards Contest to better reflect the journalism industry’s natural marriage of entertainment and arts coverage.

The contest is open to all journalists covering arts and entertainment in the US, including International journalists.

The National Entertainment Journalism Awards were founded in 2008 and recognize the finest work from U.S.-based entertainment reporters and editors, as well as theater, film and television critics in all mediums — print, radio, TV and online.

This includes international journalists working in a language other than English.

Winners Circle

Honorary Awards

Luminary Award for Career Achievement

The Career Achievement Award was instituted to honor a distinguished member of the entertainment journalism community.

Visionary Award for Humanitarian Work

The Visionary Award honors an individual within the entertainment industry who uses their high-profile status to make the world a better place and to spread information about issues of freedom and importance.

Legend Award for Lifetime Achievement and Contributions to Society

The Legend Award honors an individual within the entertainment industry for their venerable contributions to the industry and to society.

Impact Award for Influential Contributions to Culture and Society

The Impact Award is reserved for journalists whose work has made a profound difference in the world.

Distinguished Storyteller Award

The Distinguished Storyteller Award was instituted to pay tribute to those committed to important storytelling in ways other than journalism.

National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards Programs

Feeling nostalgic? Browse through our old NAEJ programs.