The Best of the West contest rewards journalistic excellence and promotes freedom of information. It is administered by First Amendment Funding Inc., an Arizona nonprofit corporation.
The contest is open to the original work of journalists published in 2021 in a newspaper or magazine in the West, on a news or opinion website or app that primarily serves the West or in an area of a website or app that primarily serves the West.
The journalists must be based in the West or working for a media outlet based in the West, which covers Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington or Wyoming. A majority of the content must have been produced by eligible journalists.
Cost per entry is just $20 and the deadline to submit entries is February 15, 2022.