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Deadline for real estate writing competition extended to March 11

NAREE contest winners to be announced at June conference

The National Association of Real Estate Editors has extended the deadline for entries in NAREE’s annual Journalism Competition to Monday, March 11.

NAREE is also accepting entries for the Robert Bruss Real Estate Book Awards Competition until April 1.

Winners of both competitions will be recognized at NAREE’s 47th annual spring real estate conference, to be held June 5-8 in Atlanta.

NAREE’s 63rd Annual NAREE Journalism Competition is open to real estate and home and design writers and editors. Entries for work published or aired in 2012 must be postmarked by March 11 or sent to Contest rules and printer-friendly entry forms are availlable at

A total of 75 Gold, Silver and Bronze awards will be given in 25 categories. The Journalism Competition is open to entries published in daily newspapers; weekly business newspapers; trade, investment and shelter magazines; commercial real estate publications; wire services; television; radio; and websites.

The NAREE journalism competition will be judged by faculty of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University on clarity of writing, objectivity, originality, depth of reporting, and graphic design and production, if applicable. NAREE President Kris Hudson of the Wall Street Journal and Vice President Daniel Taub of Bloomberg News will officiate at the June 7 awards ceremony in Atlanta.

Now in their sixth year, NAREE’s Book Awards are named for the late Bob Bruss, a syndicated real estate columnist, prolific writer, and longtime NAREE leader and mentor who enjoyed reviewing real estate books and was instrumental in building NAREE’s membership.

The deadline to enter books published in 2012 in the Book Awards is April 1, 2013. Books broadly related to real estate are eligible for the competition, on topics including mortgage finance, homebuying and selling, the business of real estate, government housing policy, green building, urban design, investing, architecture and construction.

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