Awards & Contests

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Association NameLocal ChapterNational ChapterDeadline to ApplyShort DescriptionDirect Link to AwardKeywordsContact Info
American Copy Editors SocietySee WebsiteACES offers several awards including: Headline Contest, Robinson Prize and the Glamann Award.
American Society of Journalists and AuthorsSee WebsiteASJA recognizes achievement in articles and books through various awards that are presented at the annual conference.
American Society of News EditorsFebruaryASNE offers awards in nine different categories that recognize the best in print, online, and mobile media. Won : Communication Coordinator
Associated Press Media EditorsSee WebsiteAPME offers awards honoring excellence in newspapers, radio, television, and digital news.
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass CommunicationSee WebsiteAEJMC offers 13 different awards in various areas.
College Media AssociationSee WebsiteCMA offers several awards including: the Pinnacle Awards, the Best Collegiate Award, and the Dave L. Adams Apple Award.
Education Writers AssociationSee WebsiteEWA offers several awards under Awards for Education Reporting. All media is eligible for the award including print, online, radio, and TV.
Investigative Reporters and Editors See WebsiteIRE offers several awards including: IRE Awards, Phillip Meyers Awards, and the Golden Padlock.
Journalism Education AssociationSee WebsiteJEA offers a variety of awards.
National Newspaper AssociationSee Website NNA offers several awards including the Amos and McKinney Award, Newspaper and Education contests, Better Newspaper contests, and Daniel M. Phillips Leadership Award. Lance: Director of Membership
National Press FoundationSee WebsiteNPF offers several awards. Diaz: Program Director
Associated Collegiate Press See WebsiteACP offers various awards.
Online News Association WebsiteONA offers several awards that recognize excellence in digital journalism.
National Press Photographers AssociationSee WebsiteNPPA offers several contests in photojournalism. Ramsess: Executive Director
National Society of Newspaper ColumnistSee WebsiteColumnist contests available.
The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists See Website Offers contests for cartoonists. or 206-747-2778
Society of American Business Editors and WritersSee Website SABEW offers a Best in Business contest.
Society of Environmental JournalistsApril 1 annually; See Website SEJ offers various awards that recognizes achievement in environmental journalism in seven categories; SEJ offers a list of other awards not offered by the society. ; Bruggers: Awards Director (502) 641-1844 ; See specific award
Association of Health Care JournalistsSee Website AHCJ offers awards of excellence in health care journalism. The winners receive $500, as well as, complimentary lodging a registration for the annual conference.
National Association of Science WritersSee WebsiteNASW offers the Science in Society Awards that recognizes writers in their ability to report their findings on the impact of science.
South Asian Journalists AssociationWashington, D.C.See WebsiteSAJA offers several awards in 10 categories at the Annual Awards Dinner. Sakhuja:
National Lesbian & Gay Journalists AssociationSee WebsiteNLGJA offers numerous awards in print, digital, broadcast, etc.
AIGA: The Professional Association for DesignSee WebsiteAIGA contests include: Cased, Justified, etc. DesignAshleigh Axios:
Society for News DesignSee WebsiteThe Best of Digital Design: this annual competition rewards skill, innovation and high-quality digital journalism., Graphic DesignLee Steele: 407-420-7748
Graphic Arts AssociationSee WebsiteUnder Neographics, Contests include Best of Category Winners, Person of the Year, Craftsman of the Year and Unsung. Design
International Council of DesignSee WebsiteMany awards in design: Guy Schockaert Award, President's Award, Excellence Award, Achievement Award. Design514 875 7545
Society for Experiential Graphic DesignSee WebsiteMultiple award opportunities on their website. Design
National Association of Independent Writers and EditorsSee WebsiteNone listedJournalismJanice Campbell director
Virginia Press AssociationSee WebsiteVirginia Press Association honors its members with the news/editorial and advertising contests annually. Madison
National Center for Business JournalismSee WebsitePrograms help journalists cover money better, awards feature awards of $1000, $3000 and $5000. Calcote
American Design Drafting AssociationSee WebsiteThe ADDA Annual Poster Contest is specifically designed for students who wish to challenge their ability in the development of a poster to promote Design Drafting Week. There are 5 awards. DesignDennis Schwartz 901-867-4625
Society of Publication DesignersSee WebsiteSPD offers a Student Design Competition with a $2,500 prize, an intership at an NYC magazine, and invitation to the SPD awards gala. Design212.223.3332
The Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD)See WebsiteThis year, RGD will present $17,000 in cash awards in all areas of communication design to student work selected by our panel of industry experts.
The International Council of Graphic Design AssociationsSee WebsiteVarious opportunities such as the Guy Schockaert Award, President's Award, Excellence Award, Education Award, Achievement Award. Design1 514 448 4949 x 221,
The Society of IllustratorsSee WebsiteThe Society of Illustrators offers many different awards and competitions. They offer all geners, media and level of expertise, from students to lifetime Society members. DesignAnelle Miller:
University & College Designers Association (UCDA)See WebsiteUCDA hosts an annual design competition for print, electronic, green, and student work. Graphic DesignKara Hooper, Competition Chair, or Sandy Destiny, Competition Co-Chair,
Split This RockSee WebsiteSplit This Rock offers many contests through the year such as their annunal poetry contest. PublicationCamisha Jone: Managing Director, 202-787-5210
Radio Televison Digital News AssociationSee WebsiteRTDNA offers various awards online. Hansen: 770.622.7011,
College Broadcasters, Inc.See WebsiteEvery year at the Fall Convention, CBI holds the National Student Production Awards. The awards recognize the best in student television and radio production. Weston: CBI President, 1-855-275-4224,
National Association of BroadcastersSee WebsiteRadio Show Student Scholars Program.
The National Association for Amatuer RadioSee WebsiteARRL offers various competitions and awards throughout the year.; Fax:1-860-594-0259
Colombia Scholastic Press AssociationSee WebsiteCSPA offers awards in highest recognition and overall excellence in print/online publications. These awards include: Crown Award, Gold Circle Award and Medalist Critique.; 212-854-9400
Journal Digital Media ResourceSee WebsiteJEA offers numerous awards throughout the year.;
Inland Press AssociationSee WebsiteIPA offers several contest opportunities.
Spencer Foundation - Education JournalismSee WebsiteOffers the Lyle Spencer Research Awards. They are awarded to individuals that conduct large scale education research projects and receive grant money. Manager: Annie Brinkman, 312-274-6511,
Sideny Hillman FoundationSee WebsiteSHF offers several award opportunities: the Hillman prizes. Sidney Awards, Barrett Award & Stetin Award.
Hearst Journalism Awards ProgramSee WebsiteOffers 14 awards every year in various disciplines such as writing, photjournalism, radio broadcast, tv broadcast, and multimedia. /
International Women's Media FoundationSee WebsiteIWMF offers the Anja Niedringhaus Courage In Photojournalism Award.
Writers Guild of America, EastSee WebsiteWGA offers the Writers Guild Awards which recognizes individuals for excellence in various disciplines. Gordon: Director of Communication,
Newspaper GuildSee WebsiteThe Newspaper Guild offers an award for a student journalists that focus on fairness and justice. The price is $1,500. They also offer the Heywood Broun award that recognizes journalists that corrects an injustice or right a wrong. It is meant for individual encouragement. / 434-7177
Public Relations Society of America/ Public Relations Student Society of AmericaGMU PRSSA See WebsitePRSSA recognizes its members through its four awards: Hall of Fame Award, National Gold Key Award, National President's Citation, Elaine Averick Award. It also regularly hosts the Bateman Case Study Competition for student-developed PR campaigns. (212) 460-1438
Institute for Public RelationsSee WebsiteIPR offers a variety of research awards in public relations.
Southern Public Relations FoundationSee WebsiteSPRF offers the laterns awards which recognize excellence in public relations.
International Public Relations AssociationSee WebsiteIPRA has the Golden World Awards that recognizes excellence, uniqueness, creativity, and various other qualities in the field of Public Relations.;
American Advertising FederationSee WebsiteAAF recognizes people through numerous awards such as: Advertising Hall of Fame, Advertising Hall of Achievement, Mosaic Awards and Distinguished Advertising., Marketing 202 898 0089;
Direct Marketing Association of WashingtonSee WebsiteDMAW offers numerous awards to their members., Marketing 7036893629;
Advertising Research FoundationSee WebsiteARF hosts numerous awards to outstanding achievements that have made a difference in the advertising world., Marketing (212) 751-5656
American Academy of AdvertisingSee WebsiteAAA offers awards for outstanding contributions in advertising., Marketing
Advertising Educational FoundationSee WebsiteAEF offers numerous awards such as: Clio Awards, OBIE Awards, Radio Mercury Awards, Jay Chiat Awards and Multicultural Excellence Awards, etc., Marketing 212.986.8060;
Asian American Advertising Federation (3AF)See WebsiteAAAF Award for best and brightest in Adv. And Marketing., Marketing
Association of Hispanic Advertising AgenciesSee WebsiteAHAA is committed to showcase and provide our members with best-in-class strategies through awards and case studies., Marketing 703-745-5531;
National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (Emmy) See WebsiteThis is the premier television production award presented in various sectors of the television industry, including entertainment programming, news and documentary shows, and sports programming.
Radio Televison Digital News AssociationSee WebsiteRTDNA offers various awards online.
American Cinema EditorsOctoberACE Student Editing Competition.t
University Film & Video AssociationSee WebsiteUFVA offers the Carole Fielding Student Grant & KODAK scholarship program. Vazquez: or Melinda Levin:
National Association of BroadcastersSee WebsiteNAB offers various awards in Industry/ Service, Radio, Television & Technology.
National Broadcasting Society- AERhoSee WebsiteNBS offers awards & competition opportunities. Listed under the competition/award tabTelevision
Film & Broadcast CoaltiionSee WebsiteFBC offers the Broadcast Awards for creative video productions.
American Society of CinematographersSee WebsiteStudent Heritage Award: A student has to be nominated by a professor.
Society of Motion Picture and Television EngineersSee WebsiteSMPTE offers the Student Paper Award that is offered to student members to recognize outstanding papers. 761-1100
Television, Internet & Video Association of DC., Inc.Washington, D.C.See WebsiteTIVA offers various awards under the Peer Awards.
Hearst Journalism Awards ProgramSee Website - Multiple Deadlines The Hearst Journalism Awards Program offers up to $500,000 in awards, including five monthly writing competitions, two photojournalism competitions, one radio competition, two television competitions, and four multimedia competitions., Photography, Radio, Television, Multimedia