Call for Entries: The Michael Kelly Award

Washington, D.C.--Atlantic Media Company today issued a call for entries for this year's Michael Kelly Award. The deadline for submissions is February 4, 2013.

The Michael Kelly Award recognizes writers and editors at U.S.-based newspapers, magazines, and Web sites whose work exemplifies a quality that animated Michael Kelly's own career: the fearless pursuit and expression of truth. The award was established by Atlantic Media Company to honor Kelly, who died in 2003 while covering the war in Iraq. Kelly served as editor of two Atlantic Media publications, The Atlantic and National Journal.

In recognition of Kelly's career as a reporter and editor at a variety of newspapers and magazines, entries are encouraged from publications big and small, as well as from young journalists, whom Kelly took delight in mentoring.

"April will mark ten years since Mike's death, and yet the ideals by which he lived his life--fairness, compassion, a relentless pursuit of truth--are carried on by his family, his colleagues, and enterprising journalists around the country," Charles Green, editor of National Journal, said. "Since its founding in 2003, the Michael Kelly Award has brought out journalism's best, and I am excited to see what this year's entrants have in store for our panel of judges."

A prize of $25,000 will be awarded to the winning entry. Each entry selected as a finalist will receive $3,000.

Entry guidelines and forms can be found at www.kellyaward.com. Entries must be for work published in a U.S.-based newspaper, magazine, or Web site in 2012. Up to five articles may be submitted.

Additional entry information, as well as articles by Michael Kelly, can be found at www.kellyaward.com.




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