SPJ/JEA High School Essay Contest

Ages:High School

Type:Submission

Category:Language Arts

Scope:National

Registration Opens
Nov 1, 2019 12:01am
America/Chicago

Registration Closes
Feb 21, 2020 11:59pm
America/Chicago

The Sigma Delta Chi Foundation of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Journalism Education Association want to increase high school students’ knowledge and understanding of the importance of independent media to our lives. National winners of this essay contest receive scholarship awards.

The essay should be 300-500 words. Entries may be typed or handwritten but must be double-spaced. 1. Contestants must enter through JEA headquarters. 2. Contestants must compose an original essay with limited guidance from others.

Judging and Timing 1. Judging will be completed by a panel of qualified judges. 2. Judges will not discuss or compare essays being judged until all essays have been judged. 3. Only judges can assign a penalty or award points. Scoring of Contest Scoring procedures at all levels of the contest will be identical. 1. Material Organization (Logical interpretation of the subject, adherence to topic): 40 points 2. Vocabulary and Style (Phrasing and continuity): 30 points 3. Grammar, Punctuation, Spelling: 20 points 4. Neatness: 5 points 5. Adherence to contest rules (prepared in the proper format): 5 points
This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: http://jea.org/wp/home/awards-honors/high-school-essay-contest/

Managing Organization: Journalism Education Association

Contact:

staff@jea.org
866-532-5532

Entry Fee: $5

Eligibility:
1. The contest is open to all students in grades 9-12 in public, private and home schools within the United States. 2. Contestants may submit only one essay entry during any given contest year. 3. No individual having previously won a national SPJ Essay Scholarship will be eligible to compete at any level of the competition again.

Registration Opens
Nov 1, 2019 12:01am
America/Chicago

Registration Closes
Feb 21, 2020 11:59pm
America/Chicago

Overview

The Sigma Delta Chi Foundation of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Journalism Education Association want to increase high school students’ knowledge and understanding of the importance of independent media to our lives. National winners of this essay contest receive scholarship awards.

Process

The essay should be 300-500 words. Entries may be typed or handwritten but must be double-spaced. 1. Contestants must enter through JEA headquarters. 2. Contestants must compose an original essay with limited guidance from others.

Criteria

Judging and Timing 1. Judging will be completed by a panel of qualified judges. 2. Judges will not discuss or compare essays being judged until all essays have been judged. 3. Only judges can assign a penalty or award points. Scoring of Contest Scoring procedures at all levels of the contest will be identical. 1. Material Organization (Logical interpretation of the subject, adherence to topic): 40 points 2. Vocabulary and Style (Phrasing and continuity): 30 points 3. Grammar, Punctuation, Spelling: 20 points 4. Neatness: 5 points 5. Adherence to contest rules (prepared in the proper format): 5 points

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: http://jea.org/wp/home/awards-honors/high-school-essay-contest/

Managing Organization: Journalism Education Association

Contact:

staff@jea.org
866-532-5532

Entry Fee: $5

Eligibility:
1. The contest is open to all students in grades 9-12 in public, private and home schools within the United States. 2. Contestants may submit only one essay entry during any given contest year. 3. No individual having previously won a national SPJ Essay Scholarship will be eligible to compete at any level of the competition again.

Deadlines

Registration Opens
Nov 1, 2019 12:01am
America/Chicago

Registration Closes
Feb 21, 2020 11:59pm
America/Chicago