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  • Press Release
    October 04, 2016

    Enter the 2016 Golden Gavel Award Competition

    Sept 30, 2016
    Kristen Durst
    State Bar of Wisconsin
    (608) 250-6025
    (608) 630-0432 (cell)
    Enter the 2016 Golden Gavel Award Competition
    Madison, WI Did you broadcast or post a story that enhanced the public’s understanding of the justice system between July 1, 2015 & June 30, 2016

     If you did, you’re invited to enter it in the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Golden Gavel Award competition. The deadline is Friday, October 28. There is no entry fee and submitting an entry is very simple: All that’s needed is a link to your story or other material and a completed entry form.


    The State Bar sponsors these annual awards because we recognize that most Wisconsin residents rely on the media to keep them informed about important justice-related issues. Our goal is to improve the public’s understanding of the legal system by encouraging outstanding media coverage of those issues.


    A judging committee composed of lawyers, educators and media representatives will select winning entries based on informational value and educational merit, creativity, thoroughness, reportorial and other technical skills and impact.


    Two types of awards are presented, at the discretion of the judging committee: Golden Gavel Awards are presented for outstanding contributions to public understanding of our system of law and justice, and Certificates of Commendation are presented for entries judged to be noteworthy examples of public service messages or other activities that enhance the public’s understanding of the justice system.


     For more information, contact State Bar Public Relations Coordinator Kristen Durst at 608-250-6025 or via email at




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