March 18, 2009

$5k prize for college newspaper articles

College journalists can receive recognition and up to $5,000 for stories they've published in the past year.

The Robert Novak Collegiate Journalism Award "recognizes excellence in collegiate reporting in which the student's work demonstrates an understanding of the basic ideas that support a free society, including freedom of the press, freedom of speech and free-market economic principles."

To be eligible, applicants must be attending a 4-year college/university in the U.S. and must have published their work in a school newspaper (or its website) between March 15, 2008 and March 15, 2009.

First Place comes with a $5,000 prize; Second Place provides $2,500; and Third Place awards $1,000. The awards are sponsored by The Fund for American Studies, a Washington-based educational organization.

Deadline is April 1. Mail a cover letter with your contact info and five copies of your article to: Submit application materials to: Collegiate Awards Committee, 1706 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20009. For more info, visit the official website for the award.

Location: Washington, D.C.

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