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We are now accepting submissions for our 2014 Awards


Steve Hayes with Miles Unterreiner

Miles Unterreiner (left) of Stanford University accepts The Collegiate Journalism Award from Steve Hayes (right) of The Weekly Standard and Fox News.

The Collegiate Journalism Award recognizes excellence in collegiate reporting in which the student's work demonstrates an understanding of the basic ideas that support a free society. The award is sponsored by the Institute on Political Journalism, an educational program sponsored by The Fund for American Studies.

Judges recognize students who show initiative and original reporting, and superior writing skills, as well as an understanding of the principles of individual freedom. In addition, a quality piece will also demonstrate a skill for accuracy in reporting as well as good use of sources.

The presentation of the awards, including a cash prize of $2,500 for first place and $500 for second place will take place at a luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on June 20, 2014.

Click Here for a List of Past Winners

Entry Guidelines:

  1. May submit up to 3 stories for consideration.
  2. Only one entry per person.
  3. Entries must be postmarked by April 5, 2014
  4. Entrants must be undergraduate students, currently enrolled in a four year college/university in the United States.
  5. Entries must have been published in a college or university newspaper/publication or in an online version. Work published for an internship or for a class assignment is not acceptable.
  6. Entries should be news stories. Commentary or editorials are not eligible.
  7. Entries must have been written between January 1, 2013 and April 5, 2014
  8. Enclose a cover letter with entrants' contact information and contact information for student responsible for work, if not the same.
  9. Must submit five copies of your entry.

Award Submissions:

Submit application materials to:
Collegiate Awards Committee
1621 New Hampshire Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202-986-0384

For more information, please contact Joe Starrs at jstarrs@TFAS.org.



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