The Deadline Club accepted entries for the 2018 Deadline Awards through 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23. and the contest is now closed.
Click here to enter our electronic contest entry system, where you’ll find descriptions for each of our 34 categories and the rules of entry. All submissions are uploaded through this electronic system.
NOTE: We have 3 brand new local television categories this year!
The Deadline Club's journalism competition, one of the most prestigious in New York, drew more than 500 entries last year. The 2018 contest covers work that was published or broadcast in 2017 by news organizations in the New York metropolitan area. You can send any logistical questions to
Finalists will be announced in April, and winners will be announced at our annual awards dinner at the Harvard Club of New York City on Monday, May 21. Winners will be presented with “Rubes,” our unique award statuettes designed exclusively for The Deadline Club by Rube Goldberg, the “dean of American cartoonists.”
As always, our awards dinner will feature a prominent figure in New York journalism as guest speaker. The speaker at our 2017 dinner was Washington Post executive editor Marty Baron. Watch our website or further editions of the Deadliner Express mailing to find out who it will be.
Thank you and good luck to all — we look forward to your entries!



The annual Deadline Club Awards Dinner will be held at the Harvard Club of New York City on Monday May 21, 2018.
The evening will include the presentation of the Deadline Club Annual Awards in print, radio, television and online journalism, as well as scholarships to New York area students and the annual Journalism Educator of the Year award. Proceeds will support scholarships and other programs of the Deadline Club. As the dinner gets closer, The Club will announce our 2018 guest speaker. Last year's guest speaker was Martin “Marty” Baron, executive editor of the Washington Post.
At a Glance:
When: Monday, May 21, 2018
Reception begins at 6:30 p.m., Dinner begins at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Harvard Club, 35 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

Awards Dinner Videos