About the Contest
The PSJA Journalism Contest, co-sponsored by Quill and Scroll, seeks to honor the best journalism produced by private and independent school students. It is a “portfolio” contest, one that seeks not to reward single stories, but a pattern of excellence over the course of a year.
Other than Editorial Leadership, work produced for the contest should have been published in a news publication — in print or online — or a yearbook between April 1, 2021 and March 31, 2022. Deadline for entries will be April 8, 2022. There will be a virtual awards ceremony to announce the winners on Monday, May 16, 2022 at 7 p.m. EDT.
Individual first-place winners will receive plaques, while second- and third-place winners will receive certificates. Quill and Scroll will tabulate points of all students who place in the competition and award the Blue and Gold Award plaque to the school that compiles the most points.
The top school will also earn free memberships to Quill and Scroll for its winning students, provided they meet the organization’s academic standards (3.0 GPA or top-third in one’s class: sophomore, junior or senior).
Each individual entry will cost $20 for PSJA schools ($25 for non-members). Payment can be made by credit card, check/purchase order. To become a member of the Private School Journalism Association, please contact David Cutler or go to the PSJA website.
The form for entering the contest will be live on or before March 1, 2022, but don’t wait to start thinking about your best work.
Contest judges will come from the ranks of professional journalists and professors of journalism.