2021 SCJ National Contest Update

Greetings and happy 2021!  We are hoping that with the new year comes some hope that life begins to take on some semblance of normalcy.

That said, we’re starting 2021 off with guidance on this year’s SCJ national contest.

We have moved to a new hosting platform through Better BNC, and we’re really excited about what this online system offers us for conference management.  The folks at Better BNC are busy working to build our SCJ platform, and it should be ready soon for you to start submissions.  You will receive specific directions for entering very soon.  Currently, we are still operating under the assumption that the deadline for entries will be January 31, 2021; however, if that changes, we will let you know as soon as we do.  Regardless, the timeframe for work considered remains the same.  All work must have been published or broadcast in the 2020 calendar year.

In the meantime, we are recommending that you review the categories for contest and start to organize your entries. As has been the case, most of the entries will require active links and/or .pdfs, so start gathering those now.  If you have a full list of entries well ahead, it will be far easier to submit when the portal is open.

Please remember that with only a few exceptions each school is allowed only three entries per category and only fully inducted members of SCJ may participate.

We appreciate your enthusiasm and patience, and are excited to see what schools have produced during this most challenging year for journalists across the globe.


The results are in!

We are pleased to release the results for the 2018 Society for Collegiate Journalists’ National Contest.  This year, our judges made 150 awards plus many honorable mentions. Congratulations to all our chapters and SCJ members! Keep up the award-winning work!

PDF: 2018 SCJ National Contest Results


Don’t forget! Please send along photos of your awards ceremonies so we can share your good news with the rest of our SCJ family. Email pictures and information to scjnationaloffice@gmail.com.