Upcoming Workshops & Events

Sept. 18-19, 2020

SCPA Annual Meeting & Awards

The Marina Inn at Grande Dunes  |  Myrtle Beach, SC

Due to the ongoing threat posed by COVID-19, the 2020 SCPA Annual Meeting & Awards, set for March 20-21, has been rescheduled for Sept. 18-19. The convention will still be held at The Marina Inn at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach. Here’s info about registration, hotel reservations, awards/winners announcements and more. If you have any other questions or concerns, please reach out to us.

The deadline to register for the the 2020 Annual Meeting and Awards Presentation is Sept. 9. The Annual Meeting will feature educational sessions, networking events and more in our jam-packed schedule, plus hundreds of awards to present! 

This event will feature programming for SCPA’s professional and collegiate members. 

All sessions and networking events are free and open to all SCPA members. Tickets are required for meal functions. 

View schedule of events and register by Sept. 9.

Contests & Awards

SCPA recognizes the best in South Carolina journalism through our annual contests. Our prestigious awards programs are open to SCPA members only. Each year, nearly 4,000 entries are received in SCPA’s News, Advertising and Collegiate Contests.

  • Our annual News Contest recognizes excellence in daily and weekly newspaper journalism. We also have an Associate and Individual member division, and a Collegiate Contest. The deadline for the 2019 contest has passed. Awards will be  presented at the SCPA Annual Meeting on Sept. 19, 2020. The 2020 contest will open in Oct. 2020.  
  • The PALMY Advertising Awards recognize the Palmetto State’s best, brightest and most enterprising advertising professionals and advertisers, and the impact they have made in their communities! Here are the 2019 contest winners! The entry period and deadline for the 2020 contest will be in summer 2020. 

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