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2019 Kaleidoscope Award Entry
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2019 Kaleidoscope Award Entry

1/21/2019 to 5/7/2019
When: Monday, January 21, 2019
Where: United States
Contact: Kate McGarrity

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What Do I Need To Know to Enter?
The news organization must submit an entry that demonstrates journalistic excellence in covering issues of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity in the community it serves. That coverage may include but is not limited to, an examination of racism, race relations, problems confronting indigenous groups, issues of language, and/or explorations of social conditions common to groups in the community served. The entry may be a single story or a compilation of work. A written presentation is required and should include a list of material on the entry.


Entry Requirements: 

  • Entries may be edited and must not exceed 60 minutes (all commercial breaks must be removed).
  • Voice-overs or narratives are permitted only if they were part of the original piece.
  • A written presentation is required and should include an explanation of the news organization’s philosophy related to the coverage of diversity issues.
  • All material (link, written work) must be submitted at the time of entry.
  • All entries must have appeared between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018.

Entries may be submitted by stations, networks, syndication services, program services and online news organizations. Entries without appropriate station, network or company authorization will not be accepted. You do not have to be a member of RTDNA to enter the competition or win an award. International entries are accepted.

Entries must be submitted in the proper category to be considered for judging.  Entrants that do not enter correctly will be disqualified. 

Please see category breakdown before entering.
  • Small/Large Market Radio
  • Network Radio
  • Small/Large Market TV
  • Network TV
  • Digital News Organization (Digital News Organizations must NOT be affiliated with a broadcast news organization) 
Enter your best work. If you are entering an audio category, the corresponding media should be audio. If you are entering a video category, the corresponding media should be video. If you are entering as a Digital News Organization, the corresponding audio or video should have first appeared online.

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