News Contest Rules

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Associate & Individual Member Contest Rules

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Collegiate Contest Rules

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The 2022 News Contest rules are live and the digital entry platform is accepting entries through Friday, Dec. 2, 2022.

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, 2021 through Nov. 15, 2022.

Here are the 2022 contest divisions, based on the figures published in the 2023 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 in March 2023 in Columbia.