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Society of Professional Journalists sponsors high school essay contest

Posted on 15 Dec 2011 by Michael J. Solender

The Society of Professional Journalists and the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation are sponsoring their annual High School Essay Contest. The national contest will award scholarships in the amount of $1000, $500, and $300 for first, second, and third place essays.

This year’s topic is: Why is it important we have news media that is independent of government?

All students enrolled in grades 912 in public, private, and home schools are eligible. Students must submit original work and have a sponsoring teacher sign the contest entry form.

Essays should be between 300 and 500 words. Entries may be typed or handwritten but must be double spaced.

Send essay entries to the SPJ Charlotte Pro Chapter:

SPJ High School Essay Contest
c/o: Michael J. Solender
2610 Sheffield Crescent CT
Charlotte, NC 28226

Postmark deadline for entries: March 82012

For additional information and an entry form please email: michaeljsolender@gmail.com.

Additional questions: Contact Awards Coordinator Lauren Rochester at 317.927.8000 x210 or awards@spj.com.

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