Society of Professional Journalists Essay Contest

The Sigma Delta Chi Foundation of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Journalism Education Association want to increase high school students’ knowledge and understanding of the importance of independent media to our lives. National winners of this essay contest receive scholarship awards.

Topic for spring 2020 is “During a presidential election cycle, how can local journalism help foster more civil discussion in communities around politics and democracy?”

Who is eligible?
All students enrolled in grades 9-12 in U.S. public, private and home schools within the United States. Students must submit original work.

For more information, visit http://jea.org/wp/home/awards-honors/high-school-essay-contest/

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