The Hearst Journalism Awards Program was founded in 1960 to provide support, encouragement and assistance to journalism education at the college and university level. The program awards scholarships to students for outstanding performance in college-level journalism, with matching grants to the students’ schools.
The 2021-22 program, offering up to $700,000 in awards, consists of five monthly writing competitions, two photojournalism competitions, one audio competition, two television competitions, and four multimedia competitions – with championship finals in all divisions. As students in an ACEJMC-accredited journalism program, SFSU journalism students are encouraged to apply.
The entry must have been published, aired and/or posted while the student was an undergraduate journalism major at SFSU. Double bylines and/or group entries are not allowed except in the Multimedia IV – Team competition.
Students must submit work for consideration by the deadline listed below to Amber Wehrer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Faculty will review all entries and choose the top two pieces for submission to the contest.
|Feature Writing||Friday, October 22, 2021|
|Explanatory Writing||Friday, November 19, 2021|
|Sports Writing||Friday, January 7, 2022|
|Personality/Profile Writing||Friday, January 28, 2022|
|Investigative Reporting||Friday, February 25, 2022|
|Photo I - News and Features||Friday, October 22, 2021|
|Photo II - Picture Story/Series||Friday, January 14, 2022|
|Audio - News and Features||Tuesday, January 18, 2022|
|Television I - Features||Tuesday, November 16, 2021|
|Television II - News||Tuesday, February 15, 2022|
|Semi-Finals Comp. 1 (4 TV finalists only)||Friday, April 22, 2022|
|Semi-Finals Comp. 2 (4 TV finalists only)||Friday, April 22, 2022|
|Multimedia I - Narrative Video Storytelling||Friday, October 29, 2021|
Multimedia II - Innovative Storytelling and
|Friday, January 7, 2022|
Multimedia III - Digital News or Enterprise Story -
|Friday, February 11, 2022|
Multimedia IV - Digital news or Enterprise Story -
|Friday, March 25, 2022|