Contests Are Currently Closed


The awards competition is open to work originated and published, broadcast or posted online in Wisconsin, by a state-based media outlet, during the year ending December 31, 2023.

All are invited to attend the Milwaukee Press Club Gridiron and Awards Dinner on Friday, May 3, 2024.  Award winners will be posted on the MPC website prior to the event. However, the specific award – gold, silver or bronze – will be announced and presented at the Gridiron Awards Dinner.  More information about this event will be posted to the Milwaukee Press Club website prior to this event.

Entries to be submitted online. The MPC Awards for Excellence in Wisconsin Journalism Contest uses a system that is entirely internet based.  You can upload your Word document, PDF, JPEG or URL.  For video and audio or other media, submit your URL.  URL must be active during the judging period.


Most modern, desktop website browsers will support the basic technologies required to use this online application.

Recommended browsers include: Internet Explorer 9, Mozilla FireFox 8, Opera 11, & Google Chrome.

If you are having trouble, please double-check that you have JavaScript enabled within your browser settings and/or try upgrading your browser to the latest version available, if necessary.

For print and other visual media, we recommend using:

  • PDF

Photography & images will also accepted in:

  • JPEG
  • PNG

Websites and other online media:

  • URL

For audio/video or other broadcast media, we recommend using a third party hosted service such as YouTube, Vimeo, etc. However, if you are hosting the file directly and linking to it, we will accept the following popular file formats:

  • MP3, WAV
  • MPEG4, MOV, AVI, FLV, WebM

Due to the prohibitive costs and complexities involved with managing such large file sizes, we have taken a cue from other online contests and are requesting that you make your work(s) available online for judging.

We will be accepting links (URLs) to your remotely hosted files/content.

If your work is not currently accessible online, we suggest using one of the numerous third-party file hosting/sharing service providers.

These services allow you to upload your file(s) and retrieve/share a private link to the content, for FREE.

Here’s a few links to some of the more popular services available:

If you have other service suggestions, please contact us.

Please make any checks or money orders payable to Milwaukee Press Club.

Memberships are registered / renewed according to calendar year.

MPC Endowment

Contribute to Journalism Excellence

The endowment carries out its mission by providing scholarships to students, funding journalism-related education programs and supporting activities of the Milwaukee Press Club.


MPC Membership

Support journalistic excellence in Milwaukee and throughout Wisconsin and become part of the oldest continuously operating press club in the country, founded in 1885. The Press Club also supports the MPC Endowment Ltd., which awards annual journalism scholarships to students and provides grants to journalism programs.