Aynesworth Awards Contest Preparations Enter Final Stage
The Press Club of Dallas is preparing to offer its first journalism awards competition in almost a decade.
Named after one its most dedicated and active members -- veteran award-winning writer and reporter Hugh Aynesworth – the Aynesworth Awards for Excellence in Journalism will be open to all journalists and their organizations throughout Texas, according to club president Scott Goldstein.
“Because this is our first year for the ‘Hughie’ – which is what we’ve nicknamed the award -- we’re limiting it this time to only one category, investigative reporting,” Goldstein said. “In the future, we’ll be adding more categories, such as feature reporting, spot news coverage and sports reporting, but we wanted to make sure we could handle all the logistics necessary to ensure that our contest maintains the highest standards in journalism credibility,” he added.
A date for the awards dinner hasn’t been set, Goldstein said, but it will probably be sometime in the autumn of 2017. “We’re being very deliberate in our preparations, because we want to have as good a representation of entries as we can from throughout the state,” he said.
The Press Club awards committee members are: Barry Hoffman, Chair; Hugh Aynesworth; Scott Goldstein; Frank Librio, Ed Bark, Angela Madison; Sam Armstrong-Lopez.