Pick Up Your SPJ Awards!

Congratulations all of our 2020 San Diego-SPJ Award Winners. We will be hosting two times for award pick-ups this weekend on the SDSU Campus. Award recipients can drive up, and SD-SPJ board members will hand out the award plaques or certificates. 

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to noon and Sunday, Sept. 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

WHERE: In front of the School of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences building, 5201 Campanile Mall, San Diego, CA 92182.

DIRECTIONS
From I-8: Exit at College Ave, turn right on Lindo Paseo, pass the Trader Joe’s and parking structure, then turn right on Campanile Dr. Building is on your right.

From Montezuma Rd: Turn north onto Campanile Dr. and pass Lindo Paseo.  Building is on your right. 

If you have any questions, please email spjsandiego@gmail.com for more information.

San Diego SPJ Announces 2020 Award Winners

Coronavirus kept us from holding an annual celebration of local journalism this year so we had to get creative.

We celebrated our major 2020 award winners and scholarship recipients in this video.

You can check out a full list of those winners – including scholarship recipients – here and learn more about 2020 Journalist of the Year Claire Trageser here.

And click here to check out a listing of all of our other deserving award winners.

Watch San Diego SPJ’s Video Celebration of Local Journalism

The coronavirus pandemic unfortunately kept San Diego SPJ from hosting our annual celebration of local journalism so we put together this video to celebrate our deserving recipients of special and top awards and scholarships, and 2020 Journalist of the Year Claire Trageser of KPBS. 

To see more winners of this year’s awards, click here. To see comments from the judges, click here.

If you received a first place award or one of our top honors, stay tuned for more details. We will soon share instructions about how you can receive your award.

Announcing This Year’s SD-SPJ Award Winners

We’re excited to announce the winners of this year’s annual journalism contest. We’ve appreciated your patience as we considered how to best celebrate this year’s winners during a pandemic that has brought new challenges and tough decisions for all of us. 

Click here to view a list of award winners—except for our special awards and scholarships, which will be announced Monday, Aug. 24, via video. The video will also feature a short speech by our Journalist of the Year, who we’ll be announcing Aug. 20 — stay tuned! First-place winners can also check out comments on those awards here.

Congratulations to all our winners! Your hard work and dedication to your craft consistently impress us!

Special note about receiving your awards: As in past years, first place winners will receive a plaque. First place winners will be notified when plaques arrive, and will be sent pick-up instructions. Second and third place winners will receive a certificate. We’ll announce dates and locations for picking up your awards later this month. If you received a second or third place award, and DO NOT want a certificate, please email spjsandiego@gmail.org by Wednesday, Aug. 26, to let us know.