Hearst Journalism Awards

The Hearst Journalism Awards Program was founded in 1960 to provide support, encouragement and assistance to journalism education at the college and university level. The program awards scholarships to students for outstanding performance in college-level journalism, with matching grants to the students’ schools. The annual program consists of five monthly writing competitions, two photojournalism competitions, three broadcast news competitions (one in radio and two in television), and four multimedia competitions — with championship finals in all divisions.

A comprehensive list of current competition deadlines can be found on the Hearst Journalism Awards Program website.

The overall intercollegiate winners are those schools whose students have earned the highest accumulated points in all divisions. The UNC School of Media and Journalism has been named first place overall intercollegiate winners in the Hearst Journalism Awards seven times in 2017, 20162015, 2011, 2010, 2006 and 2002.

 

Broadcast News

Results by category: 2016-17 | 2015-162014-152013-142012-132011-122010-112009-102008-092007-082006-072005-062004-052003-042002-03

The MJ-school has placed in first in the overall broadcast news competition five times: 2016, 2015, 2013, 2008 and 2006.

It has placed second or third in the overall broadcast news competition nine times: 2017, 2014, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2007, 2004 and 2003.

To learn more about the broadcast news competition requirements and deadlines, visit the MJ-school's Hearst broadcast news competition page.

 

Multimedia

Results by category: 2016-17 | 2015-16 | 2014-15 | 2013-14 | 2012-13 | 2011-12 | 2010-11 | 2009-10 | 2008-09 | 2007-08

The MJ-school has placed second or third in the overall multimedia competition six times: 2017, 20162015, 2014, 2013 and 2012.

To learn more about the multimedia news competition requirements and deadlines, visit the MJ-school's Hearst multimedia competition page.

 

Photojournalism

Results by category: 2016-17 | 2015-162014-152013-142012-132011-122010-112009-102008-092007-082006-072005-062004-052003-042002-03

The MJ-school has placed in first in the overall photojournalism competition one time: 2016.

The MJ-school has placed second or third in the overall photojournalism competition eight times: 2017, 2014, 2011, 2010, 2009, 20062005 and 2003.

To learn more about the photojournalism competition requirements and deadlines, visit the MJ-school's Hearst photojournalism competition page.

 

Writing

Results by category: 2016-17 | 2015-162014-152013-142012-132011-122010-112009-102008-092007-082006-072005-062004-052003-042002-03

The MJ-school has placed second or third in the overall writing competition one time: 2015.

To learn more about the writing competition requirements and deadlines, visit the MJ-school's Hearst writing competition page.