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Awards

Journalist-of-the-Year Award (Student)

SCSPA annually recognizes one graduating senior for his/her outstanding contributions to scholastic journalism. Applicants are judged on contributions to their publications, as well as involvement in the community.

The SCSPA Journalist of the Year automatically becomes South Carolina's entry in the Journalism Education Association's national competition. Applicants must be student members of SCSPA.

Reid H. Montgomery Adviser-of-the-Year Award (Adviser)

Established in memory of Dr. Montgomery, a past director of SCSPA, this award is presented to an adviser who exemplifies a high standard of excellence in service to scholastic journalism. Nominated advisers should demonstrate a high commitment to scholastic journalism on the state, regional and/or national level.

Bruce E. Konkle Rising Star Award (Adviser)

Established in honor of a past director of SCSPA, this award recognizes a teacher who has five years or fewer years of advising experience and makes a difference in the lives of his/her media students by encouraging professionalism in media production and creating excitement in his/her classroom for the love of written, verbal and written communications.

Albert T. Scroggins Award

Named after a former Dean of the College of Journalism and Mass Communications, this award is presented to an individual or group who has made outstanding contributions to South Carolina scholastic journalism.

Former advisers, principals and professional reporters have all received this award in the past.

No current adviser may be nominated.

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Journalist-of-the-Year Award(application - PDF)

  • 2015 JOY instructions- how to create and submit your portfolio

  • 2015 SCSPA JOY Rubric - check this to see what judges are looking for and how you should organize samples

  • JOY toolbox - video tutorials to help in putting the portfolio together

    • Note: SC JOY applicants will be judged according to the SCSPA judging rubric. Students do not have to follow national guidelines specifically.

  • How to setup a WordPress site video tutorial

  • 2014 S.C. JOY winner's portfolio

Reid H. Montgomery Adviser-of-the-Year Award

Bruce E. Konkle Rising Star Award

Albert T. Scroggins Award

 

     
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