2018 Championship Television Winners
This year, 168 entries were submitted in the Features and News television competitions during the academic year. The first-place winners of those competitions qualified for the Championship. In addition, eight top finalists from those competitions submitted additional work for a semi-final round of judging. From that round, three finalists were selected to participate in the Hearst National Television Championship in San Francisco.
At the Championship, the television finalists were assigned to tell a story about the increasing cost of housing in the Bay Area. The story was to have a news angle, to include at least one reporter on-camera stand-up, and to range from one to two minutes.
The judges received the completed entries by Wednesday morning for review. The winners were announced at the awards ceremony that evening. The first-through-third place winners were awarded scholarships of $10,000, $7,500, and $5,000 respectively. The two finalists earned $1,500 scholarships each. An additional $1,000 award for Best Use of Radio for News Coverage was selected from the monthly competition submissions.