2021 News Contest


News Contest Rules

Download rules for SCPA member newspapers

Associate & Individual Member Rules

Download rules for SCPA Associate & Individual Members

Collegiate Contest Rules

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The 2021 News Contest rules are live and the digital entry platform is accepting entries through Friday, Dec. 3.

Each member editor should have received an email from SCPA in early October with your newspaper’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, 2020 through Nov. 15, 2021.

Here are the 2021 contest divisions, based on the figures published in the 2022 S.C. News Media Directory. If you think your paper is in the wrong division, let SCPA know immediately. 

Contact SCPA if you have any questions about the rules or if you have any trouble with the digital entry platform.

Awards will be presented March 12, 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! 

Entry Deadline: Dec. 3, 2021