2018 News Contest Winners
Not for release until April 6, 2019

Winners of the News, Associate/Individual and Collegiate contests are now live for proofing purposes only...not for official release in your paper or on your paper's website or social media accounts until Saturday, April 6, 2019. The 846 winners we'll present come from 3,344 very strong contest entries. Thanks to members of the Georgia Press Association for judging our state's best journalism.

2018 News Contest Winners
*If you cannot scroll past page 1 on the GoogleSheet above, or you are having trouble with this shared spreadsheet, open the document as an HTML file.


The deadline to proof your newspaper's winners has passed. If you see something that needs to be corrected, call us ASAP as we've already started production on awards and presentations.

Congratulatory Program Ads
Join us in celebrating the best in S.C. journalism and congratulate your staffers who have made extraordinary contributions to our industry over the past year! We're offering limited space in the Annual Meeting program for congratulatory ads. Our program is distributed to more than 350 attendees and is posted online for viewing after the meeting. Let your staffers know you're proud of them by placing an ad in the program.

  • Back Cover -- SOLD OUT
  • Color centerspread  (16" wide by 10" tall) -- SOLD OUT
  • Inside Front Cover, Color full page (7.5" wide x 10" tall) -- SOLD OUT
  • Inside Back Cover, Color full page (7.5" wide x 10" tall) -- ONE AVAILABLE. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. -- $75
  • Full Page, Color (7.5" wide x 10" tall) -- $60
  • Full Page, B&W (7.5" wide x 10" tall) -- $30
  • Half Page, Color (7.5" wide x 5" tall) -- $40
  • Half Page, B&W (7.5" wide x 5" tall) -- $20

Email Jen Madden to reserve your space today. Ads will be accepted through March 8. 

Annual Meeting & Awards Presentation Info
You don't want to miss seeing more than 350 of your Palmetto State newspaper friends at the 2019 Annual Meeting and Awards Presentation during the weekend of April 5-6, 2019 at The Marriott in downtown Columbia. The Annual Meeting will feature educational sessions, networking events and more in our jam-packed schedule, plus hundreds of awards to present! All sessions and networking events are free and open to all SCPA members. Tickets are required for meal functions. 

*New this year: Collegiate members are invited to attend the Annual Meeting. Your training, networking and awards presentation will be noted in the schedule of events.

The Columbia Marriott is offering a discounted rate of $149 for SCPA members. The deadline to make your reservation is March 15, 2019.  Make your reservation online today! Or call The Marriott at 803.771.7000.

Meeting registration, schedule of events and other details coming soon!

If you love South Carolina's newspaper industry, please consider sponsoring the 2019 Annual Meeting and Awards! The Annual Meeting is the best way to connect with the Palmetto State’s newspaper industry. Find out more and sign on as a sponsor. The last day to sign on as a sponsor is March 8.

Presenting Sponsor -- AT&T

Diamond Sponor -- STILL AVAILABLE

Platinum Sponsors
AARP South Carolina
Experience Columbia SC

Gold Sponsors
Municipal Association of SC
University of South Carolina School of Journalism and Mass Communications 

Silver Sponsors
Winthrop University
Wyche Law Firm

Bronze Sponsors
Mather Economics

Order duplicate awards and plaque bases
Purchase duplicate plaques, certificates and 2nd and 3rd place plaque bases. Order bases before or at the annual Meeting an pay only $15 per base. Order after Annual Meeting and the cost is $25 per base, which includes shipping. Engraved first place plaques are also available for $35 and second and third place certificates can be reprinted for $2.

Contact us
Jen Madden • jmadden@scpress.org • 803.750.9561
Bill Rogers • brogers@scpress.org • 803.750.9561