2014 RTDNAC & AP convention and awards luncheon

Now accepting entries for RTDNAC/AP 2014 awards contest

RTDNAC and The Associated Press have teamed up for a joint awards contest in 2014, recognizing the best of TV, radio and website work in North Carolina and South Carolina.

"This year’s contest is bigger than ever with the addition of the power of The Associated Press," RTDNAC Board of Directors President Scott Saxton said. "We’re excited to join forces with AP on celebrating the work of journalists across the Carolinas."

"The Associated Press welcomes the opportunity to partner with the Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas on a strong program and awards event to honor the best journalism work of North Carolina and South Carolina radio and TV stations," said Maryann Mrowca, AP assistant bureau chief for the Carolinas. "The joint effort strengthens the work of both organizations in encouraging accurate, enlightening and engaging reporting necessary for an informed public."

RTDNAC continues to recognize the work of professionals and students in the Carolinas, while AP will offer awards in three categories for each state.

"Media outlets across the Carolinas are doing excellent work every day serving their community," Saxton said. "This is a great opportunity to share that work with peers across the industry and honor those particular pieces that stand above the rest."

To enter as a station or an individual, entries must have been broadcast on a radio or TV station in the Carolinas between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2014. For online categories, entries must have been posted on a website operated by a radio or television station in the Carolinas.

The deadline for professional entries is Aug. 20, and the deadline for student entries is Sept. 15.

Entries are now being accepted. Finalists will be posted in early October, and winners will be announced at the RTDNAC/AP annual luncheon at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Nov. 15.

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