Eligible categories include books, newspapers, magazines, commentary, documentaries, drama and literature, radio, television, and websites. The Silver Gavel Award is the ABA’s highest honor in recognition of this purpose and no more than one Silver Gavel is presented in each category. In addition, Honorable Mention citations may also be presented. The Gavel Awards are highly selective—this year the ABA is presenting only 4 Silver Gavels and 7 Honorable Mentions among nearly 200 entries received in all eligible categories.
ABA President Wm. T. (Bill) Robinson III will present Gavel Awards to honorees at a special program event on Tuesday, July 17 from 5:00 pm until 6:30 pm. The awards presentation will be held at the National Press Club, 529 14th Street, NW.