Russ Catlin Awards for Excellence in Motorsports Journalism
Members of Motorsports Media:
Charlotte Motor Speedway is proud to continue the tradition of recognizing the best in motorsports media with the 28th Annual Charlotte Motor Speedway Russ Catlin Awards for Excellence in Motorsports Journalism. The 2012 awards will be presented during the NASCAR Sprint Media Tour hosted by Charlotte Motor Speedway in January 2013.
The awards are presented to individuals who capture the enthusiasm, passion and attention-grabbing stories of motorsports through distinguished journalism.
Awards of Excellence winners receive a special plaque to commemorate their achievements along with a $1,000 scholarship to be donated as a scholarship to the school of their choice. Their names will also be added to the physical Russ Catlin Award, which is displayed at Charlotte Motor Speedway. As in years past, professors and faculty from the Indiana University School of Journalism provide an independent review of all entries to determine the winners.
The categories for the 2012 Charlotte Motor Speedway Russ Catlin Awards for Excellence in Motorsports Journalism are:
- Writing entries for daily newspapers
- Writing entries for other forms of written media (internet, weekly, etc.)
- Broadcast entries for local radio and television
- Broadcast entries for national radio and television
- Photojournalism entries
Any type of motorsports coverage from the 2012 season is eligible. Entries dated from any other year or season will not be accepted. Judges will review each submission closely and base their decision on the quality of work and its representation of excellence in motorsports journalism.
The Charlotte Motor Speedway Russ Catlin Awards for Excellence in Motorsports Journalism accepts and encourages all types of motorsports racing media coverage. It is NOT limited specifically to NASCAR.
Entries must be postmarked by November 30, 2012.
Your dedication to motorsports journalism is admired and greatly appreciated. We hope you’ll take this opportunity to showcase your work and be recognized for the quality reporting you deliver to fans around the world each and every day through all the different mediums.
President and General Manager of Charlotte Motor Speedway