2021 Great Plains Journalism Awards finalists announced

Entries collected from contestants in the eight-state contest region
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The Tulsa Press Club Foundation has named the 2021 Great Plains Journalism Award finalists and its first class of Hall of Fame inductees. Find a complete list of finalists at greatplainsawards.org.

For the 12th-consecutive year, the regional contest is honoring print, online, TV and magazine journalists for outstanding stories, photography and design. The eight-state competition includes Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota.

This year also marks a first for Tulsa Press Club as it celebrates its inaugural class of inductees to the Great Plains Journalism Hall of Fame. Those being recognized include Brenda Blagg of Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Susan Ellerbach of Tulsa World, Kelly Dyer Fry of The Oklahoman, Mike Kelly of Omaha World-Herald and Jim Langdon of TulsaPeople Magazine.

Professional and student category winners will be announced May 7 during the virtual award ceremony. The 2021 Great Plains Journalism Awards will stream live and feature Tulsa native Roy S. Johnson as the 2021 Distinguished Lecturer during the live broadcast on Tulsa Press Club’s Facebook page.

Supported by community partners, including Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma and Citizen Potawatomi Nation, the popular event attracts entries from the region’s most well-respected media organizations and has a distinguished panel of judges, many of whom are Pulitzer Prize winners.

The Great Plains Journalism Awards promote the highest standards of journalism. The awards are presented by the Tulsa Press Club and Benevolent Association.

For information and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Tulsa Press Club Executive Director, Becki Watson at becki@tulsapressclub.org or 918.583.7737.

About Tulsa Press Club and Benevolent Association

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