Submissions are being accepted for the 2018 Texas Gavel Awards!

The awards recognize excellence in print, broadcast, or online journalism that educates the public about the rule of law, the legal profession, and the judicial branch of government; and discloses practices or procedures needing correction to improve the practice of law, the courts, or the justice system. The awards are given out yearly by the State Bar of Texas Public Affairs Committee.

To view eligibility requirements, submission guidelines, and submit an entry, visit

The deadline to submit a story or series of stories for consideration is 5 p.m. March 30.

Go here to see the 2017 winning stories.