Each year the Student
Journalist of the Year is
selected from among the top graduating seniors in scholastic journalism
programs across the state. Entrants are evaluated by journalism
professionals and UNC-CH School of Journalism and Mass Communication
professors. The winner receives the Rachael Rivers-Coffey Scholarship
from the N.C. Press Association, valued at $2,000, and goes on to compete for scholarships
in the national Journalism Education Association contest.
High school seniors who have been involved with journalism for at least two years, have at least a 3.0 unweighted GPA, and plan to study journalism and mass communication in college and pursue either as a career are eligible to apply. Applicants must submit a portfolio as well as an entry form, transcript, self evaluation of one's "journalistic life" and letters of recommendation. Portfolios must be postmarked by Feb. 15. For more information on specific entry rules, visit the Journalism Education Association Web site, www.jea.org.
services of NCSMA offer annual opportunities for students and staffs to
distinguish themselves. Experts in magazine, newspaper and yearbook
production judge North Carolina's scholastic publications in three
classes, according to school enrollment.
Award categories include Achievement, Honor, Distinction and All North
Carolina. From the latter category, Tarheel awards are presented to the
highest-scoring publications in each class.
may also submit individual work in writing and design for awards.
Click here for
descriptions of the contest categories.