News Contest Rules

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Associate & Individual Member Contest Rules

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Collegiate Contest Rules

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The entry site and rules for the 2024 News Contest will go live on Oct. 4, 2024.

The deadline to enter will be Dec. 6, 2024.

Each member editor will receive an email from SCPA in early October with your organization’s log in credentials and a copy of the rules. Reporters and other staffers should get the log-in credentials from their editor.

The contest period is for work published between Nov. 16, 2023 through Nov. 15, 2024.

Awards will be presented in April 4, 2025, at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.