News Directors:

It's time to get your entries together for the 2017 Tennessee AP Broadcasters and Media Editors annual contest! The online platform is now available for uploading entries.

The deadline to enter is Friday, Jan. 26, and no extensions will be made this year.

The joint broadcast and newspaper awards presentation will be held Saturday, April 28, at the Marriott Vanderbilt in Nashville.

Contest rules can be found at: http://discover.ap.org/contests/tennessee. Tips for entering each category are included in the rules.

To submit entries or for instructions on using the BetterBNC platform, visit http://betternewspapercontest.com/2017-tennessee. The temporary password is Contest1.

Also, we are in need of judges for AP contests in other states. If you or your staff can assist please let us know ASAP! We will thank volunteers with a free AP Stylebook for 2018.

If you have any questions, contact contest coordinator Lisa Sheldon at lsheldon@ap.org or 503-557-8173.

The AP, Nashville