March 26, 2013

Winners announced for NYSUT Journalism Competition

Source: NYSUT Communications

Congratulations to the winners of the 2013 NYSUT Journalism Competition!

The annual competition includes categories for both retirees and in-service communications and writing efforts. Two special awards are also given: The Ted Bleecker "Best of the Best" Award for most outstanding entry overall, and the Solidarity Award for the entry that best informs members about how state issues affect local concerns.

All winners will be recognized during the NYSUT Journalism Awards Luncheon on Saturday, April 27 at The Hilton Garden Inn, Troy. This year, the "Best of the Best" and Solidarity winners will be announced at the awards luncheon.

The judges' comments will be posted after the awards luncheon.

Register for the Journalism Awards Luncheon!

Registration is now open for the NYSUT Journalism Awards Celebration at noon on Saturday, April 27 at The Hilton Garden Inn, 235 Hoosick St., Troy, NY.

Cost is $30 per person.

The deadline for registration is April 18.

REGISTER EARLY – by April 5 – and receive 5 tickets to win a Kindle Fire with WiFi.

Additional tickets may be purchased at the awards celebration.

All proceeds will benefit the NYSUT Disaster Relief Fund.

Special Guests: NYSUT Vice President Maria Neira, who is a champion of communications, and author and labor activist Esther Cohen.  Cohen will talk about her work with the Workforce Development Institute and the NYS AFL-CIO in helping union members, workers and volunteers tell their stories about their roles in dealing with the devastation of Superstorm Sandy.  Cohen is the author of Unseen America, a book showcasing photographs taken by working people - who are often overlooked by society - to document their lives and the world as they see it.


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