Entry Guidelines

There are 14 journalism awards competitions throughout each school year—five writing, two photojournalism, one audio, two television, and four multimedia competitions.

Each participating university may enter two separate students’ entries per competition. Schools receive a $250 stipend per competition entered regardless of students’ placements.

The submission must have been disseminated – published, aired and/or posted – while the student was an
undergraduate journalism major attending a domestic accredited college or university within the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication (ASJMC). An exception is made for photo entrants who do not have to be journalism majors to enter the photo competitions.

Double bylines and/or group entries are not allowed except in the Multimedia IV – Team competition and the Team or Individual Investigative Reporting competition.

How to enter

Enter the Hearst writing and multimedia competitions through our online application.

The audio, television and photojournalism entries are sent via email.

Access to the application and login codes are shared by the program office. Please contact the journalism
department administrator or the Hearst Journalism Awards program office for more information:

Please check under each category for more information about entering.

Writing | Photojournalism | Audio | Television | Multimedia | Awards