Now accepting entries for 2023 Jewish Scholastic Journalism Awards

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The Jewish Scholastic Press Association is pleased to announce the 2023 Jewish Scholastic Journalism Awards, to be presented via live webcast in March 2023.

Honoring work published during calendar year 2022, JSPA will award a first-, second- and third-place certificate in each category, and a Grand Prize in Jewish Scholastic Journalism will be selected from among the first-place winners.  The winner or winners of the Grand Prize will be awarded a personal recommendation from the American Jewish Press Association for a journalism internship at an AJPA member publication of their choice.

Winning entries will be published on the JSPA website.  Click here to see a list of last year’s winners, including judges’ comments and links to winning stories, photos, videos and page design.

This year, JSPA judges will host an online workshop where they share what they saw in the winning entries, and offer tips for making your stories, photos, videos and design the best they can be.

Please be careful to follow journalism best practices, and do not submit first-person or opinion articles in the news and feature categories.

Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Jan. 30, 2023.

If you have questions about entries or payment, please contact [email protected].

 

2023 JEWISH SCHOLASTIC JOURNALISM AWARDS

CONTEST CATEGORIES

  • Category 1: News reporting on Jewish communities, religion, education, institutions, activism, culture, leaders or personalities. NOTE: First-person and/or opinion articles will not be accepted in this category.
  • Category 2: Feature reporting on Jewish communities, religion, education, institutions, activism, culture, leaders or personalities.
  • Category 3: News and feature reporting on current events involving Israel. NOTE: First-person and/or opinion articles will not be accepted in this category.
  • Category 4: News or feature reporting on interreligious or intercultural events. NOTE: First-person and/or opinion articles will not be accepted in this category.
  • Category 5: Ongoing reporting on any subject in Category 1, 2, 3 or 4. Ongoing reporting means at least two stories on two different days, covering a story that is evolving with additional facts or occurrences. NOTE: First-person and/or opinion articles will not be accepted in this category.
  • Category 6: Opinion: Non-first-person opinion on any Jewish or Israel-related story. This category would encompass unsigned editorials.
  • Category 7: Opinion: First-person opinion or first-person experience regarding Judaism, Jewish culture or identity, or Israel, or any Jewish or Israel-related story.
  • Category 8: Photojournalism: Photograph attached to any Jewish or Israel-related story.
  • Category 9: Layout, design, illustration or infographic attached to any Jewish or Israel-related story, one page or multiple pages.
  • Category 10: Video or podcast reporting of any Jewish or Israel-related story.

ELIGIBILITY: All submissions must be the work of high school students, and published in an ongoing news publication in print or online from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2022.

DEADLINE: Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on January 30, 2023.

SUBMISSION: All entries, including those published on paper only, must be submitted electronically. Entries published online should be entered as URLs on the entry form.  Entries published only in print may be submitted as PDFs or photographs of the print pages.  Entries submitted as text only (in Microsoft Word, Google Docs or other word processing software) will not be considered.

LIMIT: There is a limit of five entries per category per publication. Entries that are eligible for consideration in multiple categories may be submitted to each qualifying category.

PAYMENT:  Entries are $5 each.

Advisers or staff submitting work from a JSPA member publication may submit up to 40 from that publication for no charge. Advisers of member publications will receive a discount code via email to be used at checkout. Please contact [email protected] if you have not received your code by Dec. 1.

JSPA school membership is $150 for the calendar year 2023, covers all publications and students at the member school, and includes discounted access to JSPA programming for one year. To sign up for JSPA membership, please click here

Payment is via Paypal or credit card on the contest link.

If you have questions about entries or payment, please contact [email protected].

 

CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE CONTEST.