The Collegiate Journalism Award recognizes excellence in collegiate reporting. The award is granted by the Institute on Political Journalism (IPJ), an educational program sponsored by The Fund for American Studies.

Judges will recognize students who show initiative and original reporting, along with superior writing skills. In addition, a quality piece will also demonstrate skill for accuracy in reporting and good use of sources.

The presentation of the awards, including a cash prize of $2,500 for 1st place and $500 for 2nd place will take place at a luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. on June 28.

The deadline for this year’s submissions is April 4.

Entry Guidelines:

  1. May submit up to three stories for consideration.
  2. Only one entry per person.
  3. Entries must be postmarked by April 4, 2016
  4. Entrants must be undergraduate students, currently enrolled in a four year college/university in the United States.
  5. Entries must have been published in a college or university newspaper/publication or in an online version. Work published for an internship or for a class assignment is not acceptable.
  6. Entries should be news stories. Commentary or editorials are not eligible.
  7. Entries must have been written between Jan. 1, 2015 and April 4, 2016
  8. Enclose a cover letter with entrants’ contact information and contact information for student responsible for work, if not the same.
  9. Links to articles may be submitted. Please include contact information of the reporter (s) and pertinent editors. Email links to: jstarrs@TFAS.org.
  10. Must submit four copies of your entry.

Award Submissions:

Submit application materials to:
Collegiate Awards Committee
1621 New Hampshire Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202-986-0384

For more information, please contact Joe Starrs at jstarrs@TFAS.org.

Or visit: Institute on Political Journalism Awards