Nineteen Categories Open to Commercial Real Estate Journalists in NAREE Journalism Competition

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Nineteen Categories Open to Commercial Real Estate Journalists in NAREE Journalism Competition

The National Association of Real Estate Editors’ (NAREEs’) 62nd Annual Real Estate Journalism Competition is magnifying its focus on  commercial real estate and finance beats. Nineteen of NAREE’s 25 categories and NAREE's three overall awards are open to journalists covering commercial real estate and finance. Deadline to enter NAREE’s Competition is March 1, 2012, for work published or aired in 2011.

First- and second-place winners will be recognized in categories including: "Best Commercial Real Estate Report in a Daily Newspaper," "Best Real Estate Report in a Weekly Business Newspaper,"  "Best Trade Magazine Report - Commercial," "Best  Commercial Report Online or Broadcast,"  "Best Blog," "Best Column," "Best Team Report," "Best Investigative Report," "Best  Commercial Real Estate Magazine," "Best Web Site," and more.

The President's Award of $1,000 will go to the Best Overall Individual Entry. Winner of the Best Freelance Collection will receive $500. The Ruth Ryon Best Entry by a Young Journalist (under age 30) and 25 individual category winners will be awarded $250 each.

“NAREE's journalism competition attracts a large number of entries from commercial real estate writers and business editors at major news outlets as well as freelancers covering commercial real estate along with residential,” said NAREE Executive Director Mary Doyle-Kimball. “Half of NAREE's Board of Directors works in either commercial or financial real estate news. Both NAREE's Annual Journalism Competition and the 46th Annual Spring Conference have broadened their focus in these areas." NAREE's competition also continues to have categories aimed at media covering residential real estate including foreclosures, mortgages, and consumer issues, as well as architecture and home building.

Individual and team honors have recently recognized coverage on topics from the financial meltdown, mortgage fraud, the commercial real estate crisis, and sour investments to sustainable urban design, new construction analysis, governmental policy, redevelopment of older properties, multi-family development, affordable housing and green remodeling.

The prestigious competition, now in its sixth decade, is targeted to recognize leading journalists from daily metropolitan newspapers; weekly business newspapers; investment, business, personal finance, trade and shelter magazines; mortgage publications; wire services; and broadcast and online news outlets.

All professional journalists, both NAREE members and non-members, may enter. Entry forms are on under "Journalism Contest."

Awards will be presented at NAREE's Annual Journalism Conference in Denver, Colo., June 20-23, 2012. NAREE President Harold Bubil, Sarasota Herald-Tribune and Vice President Kris Hudson, Wall Street Journal, will officiate at the Awards Ceremony Friday, June 22.

NAREE, founded in 1929, is a nonprofit professional association of writers, columnists, bloggers, editors, broadcasters, freelancers and authors covering commercial, financial and residential real estate and urban and home design. NAREE helps journalists further their careers with awards programs, workshops, grants, networking opportunities and informative publications.

Mary Doyle-Kimball, executive director