2019 News Contest

Entry deadline: Dec. 6, 2019

SCPA recognizes the best in South Carolina journalism through our annual contests. Our prestigious awards programs are open to SCPA members only. Each year, more than 3,000 entries are received in SCPA’s News, Associate & Individual, and Collegiate Contests.

The deadline to enter the 2019 News Contest has passed. Awards will be presented on March 21, 2020, at The Marina Inn at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach.

Member Contests

News Contest

Rules for daily and weekly newspaper members

Associate & Individual Contest

Rules for associate and individual members

Collegiate Contest

Rules for college media organizations

View circulation divisions for newspaper members

Your division will auto-fill in the digital contest platform after you select your newspaper. Circulation is based on your 2018
USPS Statement of Ownership (paid), 2019 AAM Report (paid) or your 2019 Distribution Affidavit (free). These are the figures
published in the 2020 S.C. Media Directory. If you think your newspaper is in the wrong division, contact SCPA immediately.


If you need help with the rules, figuring out where an entry should go, or need help with the online entry platform, contact Jen Madden via email or by calling (803) 750-9561.