Award recipients are chosen by the coalition's board of directors and presented annually during Sunshine Week events in March.
The North Carolina Open Government Coalition welcomes nominations for the annual Sunshine Awards and Frank Barrows Award for Excellence in Student Journalism.
The Sunshine Awards are presented each year to recognize the work of citizens, advocates, journalists, and government officials whose efforts increase transparency and accountability in public business in North Carolina.
The Frank Barrows Award for Excellence in Student Journalism recognizes the accomplishments of a collegiate journalist or newsroom at a North Carolina university whose work exemplifies the vital role of open meetings, public records, and press access in public life.
Award recipients are chosen by the coalition’s board of directors and presented annually during Sunshine Week events in March.
For more information on the Sunshine Awards, click: Sunshine Awards Call – 2021
For more information on the Barrows Award, click: Frank Barrows Award Call – 2021