Dorothy Storck Award


The Chicago Journalists Association is seeking the best columns written by a print, broadcast or
online journalist, published during calendar year 2016.

Applicants must meet two of three criteria. The columnist or commentator must live in Illinois or
northwest Indiana; work for an Illinois or northwest Indiana-based publication, TV or radio
station; or write for an online publication whose work is seen within Illinois.

Journalists must submit three columns or commentaries published or aired during calendar year

The columns must be submitted in English. They may include editorials and local news, or
examples of humor, business, health/science, sports, education, transportation and the arts. Three
finalists will be selected.

Winner will be announced at a CJA event, details to be announced.

The fee, due with each award submission, is $75. Payments must be made via PayPal. Click on the button below to submit payment. You need not belong to the CJA to enter.

Submit all entries electronically, to

For further information, contact CJA at the above email, or at 312-458-9792.

To download the pdf click here.

Deadline for entries is December 31, 2016. Please include phone and email contact information.

Dorothy Storck was a former syndicated newspaper columnist and Pulitzer Prize winner who died in
August 2015. She began her journalism career at the Chicago American, which later became known
as Chicago Today. She ended her career at the Philadelphia Inquirer. She was also a U.S. Air Force
squadron commander, and held the rank of major before becoming a journalist. Her family and her
fiancé, University of Illinois at Chicago political professor Dick Simpson, established this award in her