2021 Virtual Awards

Due to COVID-19, the S.C. Press Association will host virtual awards Oct, 27-29, 20201, instead of an in-person convention. The presentation will honor winners of the 2020 News Contest. 

Due to the spread of the highly contagious delta variant in South Carolina, SCPA has decided to cancel the fall Annual Meeting originally set for late October in Myrtle Beach. We will instead host virtual awards presentations, similar to what we did last fall. 

We are sad to make this call and know the virtual presentations leave much to be desired. Still, we feel it’s necessary given the current surge of COVID-19 cases in our state and the valuable feedback provided from nearly 100 SCPA members on our recent Annual Meeting survey. The health and safety of our members and their families is our number one priority.

Awards will be presented Oct. 27-29, on Facebook Live at 4 p.m. daily. Directly following each presentation, a recording will be available here. Here’s the schedule of events:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 27 | Collegiate Awards Presentation 
  • Thursday, Oct. 28 | Weekly and Associate/Individual Awards Presentation 
  • Friday, Oct. 29 | Daily Awards Presentation 
Secret winners will be announced during the virtual presentations.

Winners Badge 

Save the badge above to showcase your wins in your print edition or on your website. 

Plaques & Certificates

Plaques, certificates, President’s Cups and cash prizes will be shipped to member newspapers in October.

Save the Date for 2022

Although we really hoped to see everyone in person at the beach, we’ll need to wait a little longer. The good news is that we are already making plans for an in-person meeting next March. Go ahead and save the date: March 11-13, 2022, at The Marina Inn in Myrtle Beach! We promise to make it a celebration you won’t want to miss after being apart for so long! 

Congratulations, winners! We are so proud of you!