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  • 2017 Fall Conference


SCSPA holds two one-day conferences a year at the Russell House Student Union. These conferences include five hours of educational sessions and afternoon award ceremonies. Regional and redesign workshops are offered periodically when interest and resources allow.

2022 Literary magazine and yearbook awards

View the literary magazine and yearbook individual competition and program evaluation award winners now! Show the awards Powerpoint presentation in class with your own celebratory playlist to your entire staff. Though the fall conference was canceled, awards were still presented online and certificates and plaques will be mailed to publications.

2020 Fall conference awards

We went virtual for the fall conference and so did the awards ceremony. You can view the ceremony on our YouTube channel and see who won our first ever conference competition awards as well! You can find a full list of winners online. 

CJI 2018 team projects

Check out the projects from the 2018 CJI teams. Each team produced multimedia packages about different topics, ranging from local coffee shops to the SC State Museum to WREN: Women's Rights and Empowerment Network.

One-day conferences

SCSPA holds two conferences a year - fall and spring.

Instructors include both local and nationally recognized advisers and professionals. Sessions range from basic to advanced to trends.

Magazine and yearbook evaluation and individual awards, as well as the Bruce E. Konkle Rising Star Award, are presented in the fall. Newspaper, online and broadcast evaluation and individual awards, as well as the Journalist of the Year, the SCSPA and Yearbook scholarships, the Reid H. Montgomery Adviser of the Year and the Scroggins Award are presented during the spring conference.

Carolina Journalism Institute

Let our national award-winning faculty prepare you for the your school year. You will leave the Carolina Journalism Institute with an online project and multimedia skills ready to implement next fall.

Each June, SIPA hosts the Carolina Journalism Institute for high school journalism students and advisers at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. Sessions and activities are held in the new state-of-the-art facilities of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

See you in June!

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