CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association is accepting nominations for the 2016 Adam R. Kelly Premier Journalist Award through July 1.
The Adam R. Kelly Premier Journalist Award was established in 1991 in memory of the late Adam R. Kelly, legendary “Country Editor” columnist and former owner and editor of the Tyler Star News in Sistersville. Kelly was known nationally for his outstanding service to newspapers.A committee of past presidents of the Press Association selects the honoree from an ongoing list of nominations made by journalists or other persons. Announcement of each year’s winner is made during the awards ceremony at the annual WVPA Convention.
Nominations should be submitted by email or in writing by July 1, 2016 to:
WV Press Association
3422 Pennsylvania Ave.
Charleston, WV 25302
Included in the submission should be a biography of the nominee, with specific emphasis on his or her service to the newspapers of the state, the West Virginia Press Association and to his or her local community. In addition, several samples of the individual’s newspaper writing and work should be provided to the committee.
Announcement of the recipient will be made during the annual WVPA Convention at Lakeview Resort in Morgantown on Aug. 4-6.