Entries now being accepted for the Detroit Press Club Foundation’s International Wheel Awards for 2006


Contact:  Steve Purdy  517-655-3591

The Detroit Press Club Foundation
Updates Automotive Journalism Awards Program

DETROIT – Nov. 28, 2005 – The Detroit Press Club Foundation announced today updated and revised rules and entry details for the prestigious International Wheel Awards honoring excellence in automotive journalism. New categories for Internet and Wire/News Service, as well as expanded categories for broadcast media, lead the changes.

β€œThe new rules and categories reflect increased competition among an expanding variety of news and opinion outlets,” said Edward Lapham, president of the DPCF and executive editor of Automotive News.

Initial award categories are Best News Story, Best Editorial or Opinion, Best Product Review/Evaluation, and Best Photojournalism for Newspaper, General Interest Magazine/Special Interest Publication, Internet and Wire/News Service. Television and Radio awards are given in all the above categories plus a special category for Best News Program or Documentary.

Entries are open to material published, distributed or aired in 2005.  Awards will be presented at an April 6, 2006 ceremony at the Automotive Hall of Fame in Dearborn, Mich. Entry deadline will be Jan. 31, 2006.

The International Wheel Awards competition and awards program are managed by the Individual Communicators Network on behalf of the DPCF. The awards reception is hosted by the Automotive Hall of Fame.

Rules and entry forms are available at www.wheelawards.com, the ICN Web site at www.icnpr.net, by contacting Steve Purdy, Wheel Awards Committee Cochair, at (517) 655-3591, or through any ICN member.

The DETROIT PRESS CLUB FOUNDATION is a 40-year-old, not-for-profit 501 (c) 3 charitable organization whose charter is to promote excellence in journalism.

The AUTOMOTIVE HALL OF FAME is the only industry-wide means to honor the women and men of the global motor vehicle and related industries.  It is dedicated to preserving the history of mobility by celebrating the creativity, toil and genius of the individual.  The Automotive Hall of Fame is a visitor attraction and an educational resource for inspiring others to higher levels of achievement in their own work and lives.  www.automotivehalloffame.org

The INDIVIDUAL COMMUNICATORS NETWORK, a not-for-profit corporation chartered by the State of Michigan, seeks to present enlightening forums that focus attention on key issues.  ICN offers public relations and other communication services through Network members who are individual communications professionals. www.icnpr.net

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