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May 2022

The Great Plains Journalism Awards promote the highest standards of journalism. The annual awards are presented by the Tulsa Press Club and Benevolent Association. We invite journalists from newspapers and magazines across the region to enter their best work from the past calendar year. 

The eight-state competition includes Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota.

The Great Plains Journalism Awards Committee is now accepting nominations for its Hall of Fame.

 Housed at the Tulsa Press Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the Great Plains Journalism Hall of Fame will honor one or more journalists each year at the banquet or awards ceremony.

  • Inductees will be honored for a long and distinguished career in journalism, with at least a significant portion of that career spent working within the Great Plains region.

  • The selection committee will accept posthumous nominations. Candidates may also be retired or former journalists, but the selection committee will consider only a candidate’s work and impact within journalism.

  • Candidates must have been involved in the editorial production of news content, whether in print, online or broadcast mediums, or in the teaching of journalism. The selection com­mittee will not consider candidates who worked only in other areas of a news organization.

  • To nominate a journalist, provide the following in category 74 of the contest portal at

           1. A minimum 400-word essay describing the candi­date’s career and impact, including an explanation of                the candidate’s ties to the Great Plains region.

           2. Five to 10 examples of the candidate’s most exem­plary work or, if more practical, an additional three                  to five testimonials describing the candidate’s work and impact within the field of journalism.

           3. A photo of the candidate.


*Material submitted with the application becomes the property of the Tulsa Press Club and will not be re­turned. The Tulsa Press Club reserves the right to use the submitted material in displays and promotional activities related to the GP Journalism Hall of Fame.

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For more information about the event or sponsorship opportunities, contact Becki Watson, Executive Director of the Tulsa Press Club.