2020 National Championship
May 30 – June 5, 2020
The 60th annual Hearst National Journalism Awards Championship was the culmination of the 2019-2020 monthly competitions in writing, photojournalism, radio, television and multimedia held at 104 AEJMC-accredited journalism schools across the country.
29 finalists with top scores from the record 1,396 competition entries received this academic year qualified for the Championship.
Due to the covid-19 pandemic, the in-person event slated to take place in Houston was replaced with a virtual competition. The finalists met with their judges, all professional journalists and editors, via video conferencing to receive their spot assignments which they fulfilled from home. They were vying for scholarship awards of up to $10,000.