Governor’s Committee On People With Disabilities Seeks Nominations For The 2020 Barbara Jordan Media Awards

January 17, 2020 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

The Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities (GCPD) is now accepting nominations for the 2020 Barbara Jordan Media Awards. Nominations are open for media professionals and students in Texas who have produced media covering the lived experience of people with disabilities. These awards seek to spotlight journalists who portray people with disabilities through a positive, person-centered lens.

"It is important to recognize the experiences and contributions of Texans with disabilities," said Governor Greg Abbott. "We are committed to ensuring Texas remains a state that provides unmatched opportunity for all, and these awards are an important aspect of honoring the value that people with disabilities bring to the Lone Star State."

Awards are presented in several different categories, including Broadcast, Photojournalism, Print, Book, and College or High School Student. Winners are selected by a panel of professional journalists, people with disabilities, and disability services professionals. Self-nominations are welcome and encouraged in all categories. To be eligible, entries must have been produced and offered to the public between January 1 and December 31, 2019.

The 2020 Barbara Jordan Media Awards will be presented April 23, 2020 at Texas A&M University. The ceremony is hosted by the Texas A&M Department of Communication, which administers the University Studies Liberal Arts (USLA) Journalism Studies Degree, Texas A&M Athletics, and the Texas A&M Center on Disability and Development.

Submission can be made online through the GCPD website or through the nomination form. Nominations must be submitted by Monday, February 17, 2020.

Submit a nomination for the 2020 Barbara Jordan Media Awards.