Enter Your Best Work for 2014 Now

Since 1953, the Scripps Howard Foundation has been honoring the nation’s finest journalists with meaningful awards for significant work. Over the years, contest categories have evolved to reflect the changing communications industry but the standards for excellence – accuracy, fairness, context, storytelling and a deep respect for the First Amendment – have remained unchanged.

Today, the Scripps Howard Awards program offers 17 categories and $180,000 in prize money. Most of the competitions recognize work across multiple platforms and category eligibility, once extended primarily to newspapers, now embraces television stations, networks, online media outlets and independent producers.

ENTRY DEADLINE: Feb. 10, 2015

WINNERS ANNOUNCED: March 17, 2015

AWARDS PRESENTED: May 21, 2015

Register to Enter

BREAKING NEWS

Television and radio stations; online news sites, including those published by newspapers; news services; broadcast and cable networks; syndication and program services

BUSINESS/ECONOMICS REPORTING - William Brewster Styles Award

Television and radio stations, broadcast and cable networks, online news sites, newspapers (publish three or more times weekly),websites, cable systems, wire services, news syndicates, syndication or program services and news magazines.

COMMENTARY

Newspapers (publish three or more times weekly), television and radio stations, cable networks, online news sites, news magazines, syndication and wire services

COMMUNITY JOURNALISM

Small-market newspapers (publish three or more times weekly; 75,000 maximum circulation), small-market television and radio stations (51+ market), and online news sites (200,000 maximum unique visitors per month).

DIGITAL INNOVATION

Interactive sites published by online media outlets, newspapers, television and radio stations, broadcast and cable networks, cable systems, wire services, news syndicates, syndication or program services and magazines

EDITORIAL WRITING - Walker Stone Award

Newspapers that publish three or more times weekly, online news site or website, news magazine, news syndicate or wire service

ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTING - Edward J. Meeman Award

Television and radio stations, broadcast and cable networks, online news sites, newspapers (publish three or more times weekly),websites, cable systems, wire services, news syndicates, syndication or program services and news magazines.

FIRST AMENDMENT - Edward Willis Scripps Award

Distinguished service by individuals or organizations. No entry fee.

HUMAN INTEREST STORYTELLING - Ernie Pyle Award

Television and radio stations, broadcast and cable networks, online news sites, newspapers (publish three or more times weekly),websites, cable systems, wire services, news syndicates, syndication or program services and news magazines.

INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING - Ursula and Gilbert Farfel Prize

Television and radio stations, broadcast and cable networks, online news sites, newspapers (publish three or more times weekly),websites, cable systems, wire services, news syndicates, syndication or program services and news magazines.

JOURNALISM & MASS COMMUNICATION ADMINISTRATOR OF THE YEAR - Charles E. Scripps Award

Journalism and mass communication administrator; accredited and non-accredited schools. No entry fee.

JOURNALISM & MASS COMMUNICATION TEACHER OF THE YEAR- Charles E. Scripps Award

Journalism and mass communication teacher; accredited and non-accredited schools. No entry fee.

PHOTOJOURNALISM

Newspapers, (publish three or more times weekly), online news sites, news magazines, news services, syndication services

PUBLIC SERVICE REPORTING - Roy W. Howard Award

Television and radio stations, broadcast and cable networks, online news sites, newspapers (publish three or more times weekly),websites, cable systems, wire services, news syndicates, syndication or program services and news magazines.

RADIO IN-DEPTH COVERAGE - Jack R. Howard Award

Network, station, station group, syndication or production company

TELEVISION/CABLE IN-DEPTH LOCAL COVERAGE - Jack R. Howard Award

Station, station group, network, syndication or production company

TELEVISION/CABLE IN-DEPTH NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL COVERAGE - Jack R. Howard Award

Network, station, station group, syndication or production company