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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

Congratulations to our 2022 Awards of Excellence winners! Scroll down to see the winners and their work!

Submissions are closed for the 2023 Awards of Excellence competition Winners will be announced this summer!

The Atlanta Press Club would like to congratulate all our winners from our 2022 Awards of Excellence. Georgia journalists and Georgia media outlets were able to enter themselves or be nominated by someone else for work produced in 2021. Entries were judged by volunteers from the Los Angeles Press Club on quality of content, demonstrated reportorial skill and the impact of their work.

Andy Pierrotti , 11Alive/WXIA


“Drawing Conclusions” Critical race theory and DEI program skeptics go on fact-finding journey, speak to experts

Jon Nelson, Georgia Public Broadcasting Sports

TV Reporting

John Spink, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Single Image Photo

“Heroes Climb”

Riley Bunch, Georgia Public Broadcasting

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 2022 Hall of Fame Sponsor Benefits.

See the 2022 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