Nominations sought for Texas Newspaper Hall of Fame, TPA awards

Nominations are sought for the 2020 Texas Newspaper Hall of Fame as well as TPA's annual awards, the Golden 50 Award, the Mayborn Award and the Hartman Award for Excellence in Sports Writing.
The Texas Newspaper Hall of Fame exists to honor dedicated Texas professionals who made a difference in their local communities, raised journalistic standards – set the bar high - then encouraged and inspired others. Each year, up to four of these leaders are honored at the Hall of Fame Induction dinner held during the Texas Press  Midwinter Conference and Trade Show. 
If you have a hero, a mentor whose influence helped shape your career, please consider nominating him or her for induction in the 2020 class. The selection committee is accepting nominations through Oct. 15 for the class to be honored at the induction ceremony Jan. 17, 2020 at the Moody Gardens Hotel in Galveston.
The nomination form, including qualifications, can be downloaded from Texas Newspaper Foundation website, click here.
Nominations are also sought for these TPA awards:
• The TPA Golden 50 Award, honoring men and women who have displayed exemplary service and selfless contributions to journalism for 50 or more years. 
• The Frank W. Mayborn Award for Community Leadership, awarded annually to a publisher or newspaper executive who contributed most significantly to the industry and his or her community over the past year.
• The Fred Hartman Award for Excellence in Sports Writing, which will be presented this year to a writer for a newspaper of more than 10,000 circulation. Presented in conjunction with Hartman Newspapers, this award carries a cash prize. 
Deadline for all nominations is Oct. 15. Nomination forms for all awards are available on the TPA website, www.texaspress.com/contest-awards. 
For more information, contact Mike Hodges at 512-477-6755 or mhodges@texaspress.com