Contest Judging


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:

Tommy Deas:

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

Jack Berninger:

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


Mandatory dates

Sunday: April 26, 2015; Oct. 11, 2015

Daily: One paper chosen from the week of Jan. 5 to Jan. 10, 2015 (Monday through Saturday are eligible); One paper chosen from the week of July 20-25, 2015.

Confused by the daily mandatory dates? The contest has been tweaked. Read about it here.


Looking for the COMPLETE CONTEST GUIDLINES? Here they are …


WANT TO BE A JUDGE? Contact Tommy Deas
Office: 205-722-0224
Cell: 205-454-0117


Mary Byrne

Mary Byrne


Tommy Deas

Tommy Deas

First Vice President
The Tuscaloosa News

Todd Adams

Todd M. Adams

Second Vice President
San Diego Union-Tribune

Jack Berninger

Jack Berninger

Executive Director
Richmond Times-Dispatch

Bill Eichenberger

Bill Eichenberger

Bleacher Report

In the News

Feb 4, 2016More Off-Site Judges Needed

APSE needs a few more off-site judges for the upcoming contest.
The window for judging will be Feb. 22-March 2. The estimated time commitment will be up to 2-3 hours per day.

Jan 31, 2016Important contest addendum on Projects category

Contest addendum: It was decided at the 2015 Summer Conference that judging in the Projects category can be done by link with multimedia content included. You can update your entry if needed.

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