Use this form for all award categories if you intend to pay by check.
Because this single pay-by-check form covers all 22 award categories, please read and follow instructions about file types and formats carefully.
Provide permanent links to all work that will be entered for judging at the bottom of the "Brief statement" field on the entry form. DO NOT SEND additional materials to the OPC office.
For online material, entries must include: URLs/links to the work(s) nominated and must be available online with no password required.
GUIDELINES: It is best not to submit “a body of work” such as “reporting from Asia” — these categories are too generalized and too long. We do not set a limit for total number of articles, but it is best to be selective and submit only the strongest material.
Pictures must provide an accurate and fair representation of the scene witnessed. The content of a picture cannot be altered by adding, rearranging, reversing, distorting or removing people or objects from within the frame. The judges may request to see raw files for review.
Upload high resolution photos to the contest website. DO NOT SEND DVDs or CDs to the OPC office. Title the uploads by award last name, nominee’s first initial and last name and number the jpgs, for example: rebbot_jdoe_a1.jpg
Send no more than 12 images (images 10 inches at longest dimension, 300 dpi, JPEG) with captions for each image in a separate Word Document and also embedded in the image IPTC information or description field. In addition to photos, you must submit proof of publication for all photos submitted. Scan and create a PDF from a newspaper tearsheet, magazine article, book or website link. Upload everything into one .zip folder: images, Word document, proof of publication in PDF and IPTC information.
Include a link to your work, making sure that it does not require a password to view. The video may reside on any server, personal or corporate, or on a free service like youtube.com where the video privacy settings are checked as “unlisted” so they are not available in a search query but are viewable to those with a link. Read more about uploading videos and where to update video privacy settings at youtube.com.
Upload high-resolution images. DO NOT SEND printed cartoons or portfolios to the OPC. Title uploads by award name, nominee’s first initial and last name and entry title (e.g.: thomas_jdoe_title1.jpg). In addition to the cartoons, submit proof of publication — for example, PDF from newspaper or magazine, or website link. Submit no more than 12 images (images 10 inches at longest dimension, 300dpi, JPEG). Upload all images and proof of publication in one zip folder.
Work must be published in the U.S. or be accessible to an American audience for the first time during 2016. For cartoons about international events not published originally in English, all entries in the cartoon category should have an English translation provided along with the entry submission. Submissions without a translation will not be considered.
Upload broadcast-quality MP3(s).DO NOT SEND CDs or DVDs to the OPC office. Title uploads by award name, nominee’s first initial and last name and entry number (e.g.: thomas_jdoe_1.mp3).
Book entries will send two hard copies to the OPC office, 40 West 45 Street, New York, NY, 10036.
Entries must include: URLs/links to the work(s) nominated and must be available online with no password required.
All questions concerning the awards should be directed to Patricia Kranz, Executive Director of the Overseas Press Club of America, 40 West 45th Street, New York, NY, 10036, tel: 212-626-9220 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.