The Association for Women Journalists Chicago Distinguished Achievement Award is to honor journalists, at any stage of their career, who demonstrate extraordinary work in furthering the recognition of female journalists, shows outstanding skill in a specific project, and is a stellar example of professional integrity within the Chicago journalism community.
Nominations may be made by any AWJ member via email or letter describing the nominee’s notable achievement, and how the nominee has made outstanding contributions to further women in Chicago journalism. There is no limit to how many Distinguished Achievement Awards may be presented in a year and they may be granted any time during the year. Formal recognition will be made either during the AWJ Chicago’s Annual Membership Summer Picnic or Annual Winter Meeting, or at a dedicated event. Each recipient will be honored permanently on the Chicago Women’s Journalism Hall of Fame, presented by Association for Women Journalists Chicago website, and will receive a physical award.