APSE needs judges for the upcoming Winter Meetings.

Information on contest rules and how to enter will be posted before Christmas. The final mandatory dates for Daily and Sunday sections will be posted on Dec. 31.

The deadline for entries will be midnight local time on Sunday, Jan. 24.

Full information on the judging meetings can be found below. If you are going to attend, please email and let us know.

 IT IS IMPORTANT to state which circulation category your news organization is in (i.e. Class A, over 175k; Class B, etc.). The email address for all contest- and judging-related correspondence is:



Here is information on the judging conference:

2016 Winter Meetings/Contest judging

Feb. 27-March 2

At Poynter Institute

Host hotel: Hampton Inn & Suites

80 Beach Dr. NE

St. Petersburg, FL 22301;

Room rate is $139

Reservations can be made by calling (727) 892-9900 or (800) 426-7866). Use the group code APS.

To make a reservation online, go to and use the group code APS: http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/florida/hampton-inn-and-suites-st-petersburg-downtown-PIEHSHX/index.html


For more information:

Email apsecontest@gmail.com or contact:

Tommy Deas

E-mail tommy.deas@tuscaloosanews.com | phone 205-722-0224

Mary Byrne:

E-mail Mary.E.Byrne@espn.com | phone 703-599-0061

Jack Berninger:

E-mail jackapse@aol.com | 804-741-1565

Mandatory dates

Sunday: April 26, 2015; (second date TBD on Jan. 1 2016)

Daily: One paper chosen from the week of Jan. 5 to Jan. 10, 2015 (Monday through Saturday are eligible); (second group of dates TBD on Jan. 1 2016)