The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is now accepting nominations for our 2023 Community Awards! The Community Awards seek to honor the best of AAJA and recognize those in our community – members, chapters, affinity groups and changemakers – who have gone above and beyond to leave a meaningful impact on AAJA over the past year.
Nominations will be accepted on a rolling basis starting today, January 6, 2023. Community Awards will be presented during our convention this summer in Washington, D.C. during the week of July 19. Please view the categories listed here and visit awards.aaja.org/community-awards for the category descriptions.
You must be an active AAJA member in order to nominate someone for a Community Award. We encourage all membership types to submit a nomination. You may nominate yourself, or submit multiple nominees! Applications will only be accepted through the official nomination form. Our board of directors and awards committee leadership will be reviewing these nominations and determining final recipients.
For these awards, we’re taking direct nominations from our AAJA membership through this Google Form. You must be an active AAJA member in order to nominate someone for a Community Award. You may submit a self-nomination if you would like. If you’d like to submit multiple nominations, you may submit this form again for other nominees! Our board of directors and awards committee leadership will be reviewing these nominations and determining final recipients.
We are currently seeking nominations for the following categories:
- Member of the Year
- Chapter of the Year
- Chapter Leadership of the Year
- Affinity Group of the Year
- Affinity Group Leadership of the Year
- Mentor of the Year
- Changemaker of the Year
- Emerging Journalist of the Year
- Community Impact Award to a Local Newsroom
- AAPI Community Impact Award
- Leadership in Diversity and Solidarity
- Suzanne Ahn Civic Engagement & Social Justice Award
Additionally, at the AAJA gala during convention, we will be awarding a President’s Award, Executive Leadership Program Award, Lifetime Achievement Award, and AAJA Visibility Award. These awards will be determined by the Governing Board.
Please also stay tuned for details on the AAJA Journalism Excellence Awards, which honor the best of our members’ work by medium and subject. We will announce when the call for entries opens later this month.
For any questions, please refer to our awards FAQ. If your question isn’t answered, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for further assistance. We’re looking forward to seeing your suggestions for nominees!
About AAJA’s Awards
The Asian American Journalists Association has honored excellence in journalism since 1987. The AAJA Awards are bestowed to members for thoughtful reporting, thorough coverage and strong storytelling. AAJA also honors members and organizations who champion the spirit of community through their chapter and affinity group leadership; their diversity, equity, and inclusion work; and through their life’s work. To learn more about awards, visit our awards website.