Arizona Press Club

Serving Arizona journalists since 1926

Deadline extended: 2016 Best of Az Journalism Awards

Writing and Design Rules for the 2016 Arizona Press Club awards — Deadline Feb. 5.


Journalists are considered members of the Arizona Press Club if they work in the production of news for any Arizona newspaper, online news site, periodical or news service whose primary purpose is to inform the public rather than to sell products or promote a business, government, nonprofit organization or ideology.

Entries must have been originally published in 2015.

All entries must have been produced for the editorial department of an Arizona publication, news Web site or wire service. Work produced for advertising, marketing or other departments is not eligible. Eligible publications must have editorial independence and exist primarily to produce news. Advocacy groups that produce news are not eligible.

Stories reported or written by or for publications or websites based outside Arizona are not eligible.


The deadline for entries has been extended! Entries must be postmarked by Feb. 5, 2016, unless entrants make special arrangements in advance with contest chair Becky Pallack at [email protected] or (520) 954-2492. 

Mail entries to: Arizona Press Club, P.O. Box 16427, Phoenix AZ 85011-6427


APA Photo Contest – Deadline Jan. 20!

Check out the contest rules and be sure to enter by January 20, 2016.

Rules and entry info: 2015 Arizona Photojournalism Awards

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Congratulations to the 2014 winners!

The 2015 APC Scholarship Contest is now closed!

The 2015 Scholarship for students is now closed! Winners will be announced at the beginning of May!

Click the link to download the flier! APC Flier- 2015

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2014 Scholarship Winners are In!

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Amanda Ray, Northern Arizona University
Jessie Wardaski, Arizona State University
Caitlin Schmidt, University of Arizona
Josh Burton, Arizona State University


2013 Photograph of the Year – Mark Henle

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“Chain Gang”

Sister Elizabeth Carey leads the burial service for Juliana Taylor at the White Tanks Cemetery.  Every Thursday, volunteers and inmates arrive to lay the deceased to rest.  The west valley cemetery is the resting place for the poor, the homeless and the unclaimed.  

2013 Photograph of the Year – Mark Henle, The Arizona Republic

1st Place News Photographer of the Year – Nick Oza


1st Place News Photographer of the Year- Nick Oza, The Arizona Republic

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2nd Place News POY – Michael Chow

3rd Place News POY – David Wallace

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3rd Place News Photographer of the Year- David Wallace, The Arizona Republic

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1st Place Sports POY – Christian Petersen

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1rst Place Sports POY- Christian Petersen, Getty Images

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