CTSPJ Excellence in Journalism Contest 

The Connecticut SPJ Excellence in Journalism student contest will open for entries from April 20 through May 20. The contest deadline is May 20, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.

The entry fees are:
  • $5 for student SPJ members (membership ID number required)
  • $10 for non-members and campus media outlets paying for entries
The contest is open for items published or broadcast in the 2022-23 academic year. Due to a programming error, please use the 2022 year for all entries, even those published in 2023. We will verify that the entries are in the correct timeframe. 
Two new categories -- Podcasting and Innovative Digital Storytelling -- were added this year. The temporary COVID categories have been discontinued.
If you are a judge looking for the judging overview page, click here

How the Awards Work

To enter the contest, first create an account by clicking "Sign Up Here" below. This is how you'll access your contest submission and keep track of your entries. Please note, you'll need to create a new user name each year. You won't be able to use last year's user name.

Once you have a user name, sign in and click on "Enter Our Awards Now" to begin.  

Entries are limited to three per person per category. Each story, editorial, photo, etc. is a separate entry. Each item can be entered no more than two times in the contest.

Click here to view our Frequently Asked Questions. Click here to return to the Connecticut SPJ homepage. 

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