2022 Television Championship
This year, 171 entries were submitted in the Features and News television competitions. 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 additional finalists were selected to participate in the Hearst National Television Championship in San Francisco.
On Saturday, May 21, television finalists and judges met for orientation, a critique of the qualifying assignments and a review of the Championship assignment.
For the Championship assignment, the television finalists were assigned a story about inflation and the cost of living in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The judges received the completed entries by Tuesday evening for review. The winners were announced at the awards ceremony Wednesday 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 Television for News Coverage was selected from the semi-final competition submissions.
The winners and finalists are featured below.