SD-SPJ Extending Annual Contest Deadline

The coronavirus pandemic has created unprecedented demands on our community in order to mitigate the impacts of the respiratory disease and flatten the curve. It’s also created incredible demands on San Diego journalists working around-the-clock to deliver critical information to residents. The pandemic demands some flexibility during this year’s San Diego Society of Professional Journalists contest, which is why we are extending the deadline by two weeks for journalists to submit their best work from last year.

Our early-bird deadline has now been extended to 9 p.m. on Monday, April 20. Early-bird entries will get $5 off their entry fees in every category but our top and special awards.

The final deadline to submit entries is 9 p.m. on Monday, April 27.

We are also accepting applications for six $1,000 scholarships through Monday, April 27. One of those scholarships — the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation’s Agnes Diggs Road to College Scholarship — is open to San Diego County or Riverside County students from underserved communities. The others are open to all San Diego County students.

For more contest information, visit our contest page.

Watch out for the announcement of our winners in mid-to-late-May or early June.


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