The Thomas Jefferson Awards Program, named after the nation's third president and author of the Declaration of Independence, recognizes military and civilian employee print and broadcast journalists for outstanding achievements in furthering the objectives of the Department of Defense Internal Information Program.
Prior to the annual Thomas Jefferson Awards contest, each service judges its own entries and selects the best entry in each category to represent that service in the final inter-service competition. The deadline for submission of Army, Marine Corps, Navy,
Coast Guard and Air Force entries is March 15, 2013. TJ judging will be
conducted on April 9 and 10, 2013.