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Journalist-of-the-Year Award

SCSPA annually recognizes one graduating senior for his/her outstanding contributions to scholastic journalism. Applicants are judged on contributions to their publications, as well as involvement in the community.

The SCSPA Journalist of the Year automatically becomes South Carolina’s entry in the Journalism Education Association’s national competition. Applicants must be student members of SCSPA.

SCSPA Scholarship

SCSPA offers a $1,000 scholarship to graduating seniors who have been admitted and are planning to attend the USC School of Journalism and Mass Communications. Applicants are judged on their scholastic journalism involvement, as well as their academic achievements while in high school. Applicants must be student members of SCSPA.

SCSPA Yearbook Scholarship

SCSPA will offer one $500 scholarship, sponsored by Jostens Yearbook Company, to a graduating high school senior who shows scholarship in yearbook journalism and who plans to attend the University of South Carolina’s main campus in Columbia. Recipients are announced at SCSPA’s spring conference. Applicants must be student members of SCSPA.

Joining Generations Multimedia Contest

Older people have great stories. Now there is a competition to reward high school journalists– grades 9 through 12 – for telling those stories on www.bgtime.org, a website run by the South Carolina Office on Aging. The purpose of the competition is to reward good journalism that crosses generations. The work can be done by the students about a senior citizen or in cooperation with a senior. The BG TIME site does not specifically define senior citizen, but as a general rule, one can assume it is someone over the age of 50. The student who produces the best story this school year – between Oct. 1 and April 1 –will receive a $1,000 scholarship. Second place will receive a $750 scholarship. Third place will receive $500. Stories, like the ones currently on the site, can run the gamut from soft feature stories, oral or written history or insights on contemporary issues. In the competition, priority will be given to stories that utilize more than one medium, including but not limited to blog entries, other forms of text, audio, slideshows, video and interactive graphics. Participants are encouraged to include a social media component, if appropriate, with their stories.

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Application Forms

Journalist-of-the-Year Award(application – PDF)

  • 2015 JOY instructions– how to create and submit your portfolio
  • 2015 SCSPA JOY Rubric – check this to see what judges are looking for and how you should organize samples
  • JOY toolbox – video tutorials to help in putting the portfolio together. Note: SC JOY applicants will be judged according to the SCSPA judging rubric. Students do not have to follow national guidelines specifically.
  • How to setup a WordPress site video tutorial

SCSPA Scholarship

SCSPA Yearbook Scholarship

Joining Generations Multimedia Contest

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