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Entries are now being accepted for the second annual Katherine Schneider Journalism Award for Excellence in Reporting on Disability.
The Schneider Award is the first national journalism contest devoted exclusively to disability coverage. It is administered by the National Center on Disability and Journalism, headquartered at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, under a grant from Katherine Schneider, a retired clinical psychologist who also supports the Schneider Family Book Award.
The first-place winner is awarded $5,000 and receives an invitation to speak at the Cronkite School. The second-place winner receives a $1,500 award, and additional honorable mention awards of $500 may be given at the discretion of the judges.
For more information on the contest, go to http://ncdj.org/contest/, where you can also find the 2013 winning entries and an archive of other top entries.
The entry deadline is July 31, 2014.