2019 SPJ San Diego Area Journalism Competition

CALLING ALL WINNERS! SAN DIEGO SPJ IS NOW ACCEPTING ENTRIES FOR OUR 2019 CONTEST.

The 2019 SPJ San Diego Area Journalism Competition will recognize outstanding work by San Diego-area student and professional journalists published or broadcast during the calendar year 2018. Contest entries will be accepted through Monday, April 8. Those submitted by 9 p.m. PST on Monday, April 1 will get $5 off their entry fees in every category but our top and special awards. Student rates do not change.

This year’s Distinguished Coverage Award will honor stories about migrations and movements. People engage in movement(s) for many reasons: to escape harm, to seek opportunities, to improve their communities, and to bring attention to issues. Did your outlet cover it best? Each outlet should submit their best story, series, or show, along with a 500-word essay on why the coverage merits recognition. This award is open to all outlets and the fee to enter is $100.

We are also accepting applications for five $1,000 San Diego SPJ scholarships and one $1,000 Agnes Diggs scholarship from the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation we look forward to handing out to eligible local journalism students.

Winners will be announced in mid-to-late-May or early June.

Submit your entries using the BetterBNC Media Awards Platform. If you have entered other contests on this platform before, either for last year’s contest or for the SD Press Club, you are already in their system and you just have to ask to enter the 2019 SPJ awards contest.

Below are directions for preparing and submitting entries. If you have questions, please contact Terry Williams at 619-743-3669 or spj.sandiego@cox.net.

All contest entries must be submitted online (except for entries in the College Media Best Newspaper category, which must be mailed and postmarked by the contest deadline to SPJ to P.O. Box 880482, San Diego, CA 92168-0482). All entries must be entered by or on behalf of the individuals who produced the work and must identify those individuals.

To register or enter the contest online now, open a new browser window or tab to http://www.betterbnc.com. Keep this window open to refer to as you submit your awards.

1. HOW TO ENTER

2. CONTEST GUIDELINES AND CATEGORIES 2019

3. FAQS 2019

4. SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

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