Apply to be a Folio Award Judge

Apply now and join the roster of highly distinguished business and community leaders who participate in a program unlike any in the country. No experience is necessary. The donation of your time will help us improve the news and, ultimately, help the community move forward.  Judging is interesting, informative, and a true public service. *

Rising stars — under the age of 30 — are encouraged to apply as Junior Judges and gain the skills needed to navigate news today. 

(*Judges are welcome to enter the Folio Awards, but will not be allowed to judge those particular categories.)

Applications must be received by Jan. 20, 2023

Business and community leaders are invited to serve as Folio judges. This program enables you, the news consumer, to provide critical feedback to the news media, with an eye toward keeping news relevant to the public. At the same time, the Folio Awards judging process works to create educated news consumers and provide judges with the skills necessary to successfully navigate today’s media landscape. Should you be chosen to judge, the information you provide below will be used on FMC’s website, in the Folio Awards program and in FMC social media channels to publicize your participation in this program. 


With applications due by Jan. 20, please expect to be notified between Jan. 21 – Feb. 1 of your status. Thank you! 


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