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Awards & Hall of Fame

Our community takes the time to recognize top leaders within our industry. For more than 50 years we’ve fostered and awarded journalistic excellence to distinguish outstanding individuals who uphold the highest standards of the press.

Awards of Excellence Hall of Fame

Awards of Excellence

Click here for our 2022 Awards of Excellence entry form.

Scroll below to see the winners of our 2021 Awards of Excellence.

The Atlanta Press Club would like to congratulate all our finalists and winners from our 2021 Awards of Excellence. Atlanta-area journalists were able to enter themselves or be nominated by someone else. Entries were judged by volunteers from the National Press Club and Investigative Reporters and Editors on quality of content, demonstrated reportorial skill and the impact of their work.

Stephannie Stokes, Geoff Hing, WABE 90.1 FM, APM Reports


Alyssa Pointer, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Photo Essay -- TIED

Stephen Boissy, WXIA 11Alive

Single Image Photo

Sean Keenan, Freelance -- New York Times, Atlanta Civic Circle, SaportaReport, etc.

The Rising Star Award

Hall of Fame

The Hall of Fame is an annual event that recognizes journalists for their lifetime achievements, whose careers represent the highest standards of journalistic integrity and ethics. They have made outstanding contributions either to journalism in Georgia, the country and the world at large, often courageously overcoming many obstacles to pursue, find and share the truth.

View our 2021 Hall of Fame Sponsor Benefits.

See the 2021 Hall of Fame Sponsor Program.

Watch the 2021 Hall of Fame Broadcast.

Click here to view the 2020 Hall of Fame TV special.

If you have a nomination suggestion for our Hall of Fame committee, please contact

If you would like to sponsor the Hall of Fame or other Atlanta Press Club events, please contact Paula Hovater at