SPJ Awards Site

 
 

Welcome to the 2014 SPJ Awards page. Please choose our Sigma Delta Chi Awards (professional) or the Mark of Excellence Awards (collegiate).

About Our Awards

 

Sigma Delta Chi Awards

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Sigma Delta Chi Awards

The Sigma Delta Chi Awards date back to 1932, when the Society first honored six individuals for contributions to journalism. The current program began in 1939, when the organization awarded the first Distinguished Service Awards. These awards later became the Sigma Delta Chi Awards.

The awards recognize the best in professional journalism in categories covering print, radio, television, newsletters, art/graphics, online and research. The contest is open to any U.S. media outlet and international SPJ members. Entries must have been published or broadcast during the 2014 calendar year. Winners will be announced in May of 2015. The awards banquet will be at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on June 26, 2015. 

Mark of Excellence Awards

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Mark of Excellence Awards

Annually, the Society of Professional Journalists presents the Mark of Excellence Awards honoring the best in student journalism. The awards offer categories for print, radio, television and online collegiate journalism. Entries are first judged on the regional level. First place regional winners advance to the national competition and are recognized at SPJ spring conferences. National winners will be showcased on spj.org.

The contest is open to anyone enrolled in a college or university in the U.S. studying for an academic degree in 2014. International SPJ student members may also enter. Students who have had full-time, professional journalism experience, outside of internships, are not eligible. Entries must have been published or broadcast during the 2014 calendar year. Regional winners will be announced in March 2015 and national winners will be announced in early May 2015.