2023 Collegiate Meeting & Awards

Attendee Info

Hendrix Student Center, Clemson University
720 McMillan Rd., Clemson, SC 29631
Events will be held in the Almeda R. Jackson Ballrooms A & B.

Parking: There is metered parking around campus for $2.25/hour. Please note the meters in front of the Student Center have a 3-hour limit.

Dress: Show your school spirit! If you’d like, wear a shirt repping your student media organization or school.

Snacks/Meals: We’ll have light breakfast pastries, coffee and water for attendees. Lunch will be on your own. There are several options on campus but Panda Express, Chick-fil-A and Einstein’s Bagels are located in the Hendrix Student Center.

Photos: Photos will be available early next week. If you need images right away, please bring your own camera. We’ll share photos to our Facebook page and Instagram.

Winner info: By Monday, you’ll be able to view and download slides containing winners’ name, newspaper and graphic representation. The presentation also contains judges’ comments for First Place winners, as well as info about our secret winners.  The presentation will be available on this page of scpress.org.

Lastly, we want to thank our host! We could not have a successful, fun meeting without the help and planning of The Tiger at Clemson University! 

Schedule of Events

10 – 10:15 a.m. | Registration, snacks and newspaper swap

10:15 – 11 a.m. | Great Idea Share             

Let’s collaborate as a group! Participate in this informal idea sharing session to hear what other student media organizations are doing, including successes, challenges and opportunities! All topics are fair game but we expect some discussion of news, advertising, engagement and recruitment topics, plus talk of the tools you’re using. 

11 a.m. – Noon | Panel Discussion: Getting a Job or Internship

Plus, general advice on entering the working world! Featuring SCPA member editors and publishers:
Ryan Gilchrest, The Post and Courier Greenville
Vareva Harris, The Woodruff Times
Riley Morningstar, The (Seneca) Journal
Andrew Wigger, The Newberry Observer

Noon – 1 p.m. | Lunch on your own 

Panda Express, Chick-fil-A and Einstein’s Bagels, Clemson Ice Cream Scoop Shop
Also, staff of The Tiger welcomes you to come up to the third floor to tour the Tiger Media suite!

1 – 1:45 p.m. | Social Media Best Practices

1:45 – 2:45 p.m. | Roundtables

You are welcome to stay in one roundtable the full hour or split between two at the 30-minute mark! Options include: News/Feature Writing | Sports Writing | Columnists/Editorial Writers | Design/Art | Photography | Editors/newsroom management

2:45 – 3 p.m. | Break

3 – 3:30 p.m. | 2022 Collegiate Awards Presentation

3:30 – 4 p.m. |  Meeting adjourned

Time for group photos, congratulating winners, networking

2022 Contest Winners

Winners of the 2022 Collegiate Contest are now live for proofing. Please note this list is not for official release until Friday, March 31, 2023. Secret awards and judges’ comments will be announced at the Collegiate Meeting. 

Order duplicate awards and plaque bases

Purchase duplicate certificates and plaque bases. Order bases before or at the Collegiate Meeting and pay only $15 per base. Order after Collegiate Meeting and the cost is $25 per base, which includes shipping. Certificates can be reprinted for $2.

Winners Badge


If you have questions, contact Jen Madden via email or by calling (803) 750-9561.