2017 Touchstone Awards: Call for Nominations

The Press Club of Toledo is putting out the call to find the best in Journalism and Community service in the area.  Below you’ll find the nomination categories for the 2017 Touchstone Awards. 

To submit a nomination, please download our PDF form:

2017 Touchstone Awards Call for Nominations

Nominations are due Monday, September 18. 


The Excellence in Service Categories:  

Touchstone Contributor Award

Touchstone Lifetime Award

Excellence in Journalism Categories

For Excellence in Journalism entries please provide a brief description of the entry and what went into its production.  Feel free to add any pertinent information you’d like the judges to know about your work.   

****All entries may be submitted in a digital format (youtube, soundcloud, etc.)


The Excellence in Journalism Categories:  

Print (Daily)

Print (Non-Daily)

Print (Student)

Broadcast (Television)

Broadcast (Radio)

Broadcast (Student TV/Radio)

Digital Media (Blogs, websites, podcasts, etc.)

Golden Touchstone (Lifetime achievement in Journalism)


Excellence in Service Categories

The Contributor Award is presented to a person or organization that’s a significant impact on the community over the past year.  The award can be presented to leaders in the corporate, labor, education, human services or the general public at large.  

****Please provide a written entry of the work the nominee performs, examples of how the nominee has many of the quality of life better in our region, honors or recognition the nominees has received and why you believe this nominee’s work is of the highest quality.  

The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to a person demonstrating a long term commitment to people, areas of study or industry in our region.  People who have brought positive impact, recognition and/or spotlight to the region.

****Please provide a written entry of qualities that deem this nominee worthy of a lifetime award. List achievements, awards, breadth of work and contributions to the community and/or field of journalism.