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Utah State University Scholastic Media Awards

The Journalism and Communication Department at Utah State University would like to invite high school students to USU Scholastic Media Day, April 13, 2018 on the USU campus in Logan.

The purpose of this one-day event is to recognize and award the outstanding achievements of our future writers, photographers, broadcasters, public relation practitioners and media professionals. This Scholastic Media Day will give schools the chance to highlight work and see what other schools in our area are producing. Those who attend will also learn about exciting possibilities and career opportunities available for communication, media and journalism students.

Along with receiving awards, students will participate in communication workshops, interact with current USU journalism and communication students and faculty.

All high school students and advisors are welcome to attend. Registration is required in advanced. The cost is $10 per student. Advisors are free.  Registration must be received by March 23, 2018.

In order to participate in the award selection, submissions need to be uploaded at the time of registration by March 23, 2018. Students must be present at the event on April 13, 2018 to win.  Students can submit three entries in any of the individual categories.  If they want to submit more, there is a $5.00 per each extra submission fee. 

Schools can enter submissions and be recognized for Newspaper of the Year, Overall Newspaper Design, Online News Site of the Year and Broadcast of the Year.  There is no fee for school entries, but a representative must be registered for your school to be considered.  

For more information please contact:

 Journalism and Communication Department
 Utah State University
 4805 Old Main Hill
 Logan, Utah   84322

Phone: 435 797-3292


ndividual Submission Categories Include:

Written News Media                                      Advertising
Newspaper of the year                                  Ad/Flyer of the year
Printed newspaper design                             Advertising design
Online news design                                       Advertising copy
Creative layout                                              Most creative advertising
Front page design                                         Video ad/promotion
School news story                                         
Local news story                                            Broadcast
Headline Writing                                            Broadcast news show of the year
Editorial/Opinion Writing                                Broadcast feature package
Feature writing                                               Broadcast general news package
Sports writing                                                 Broadcast interview
Game reporting                                              Broadcast editing
Interview (written)                                           Broadcast voice-over
Original cartoon                                              Broadcast sports package
Humor Column                                               Broadcast photography
Fiction writing                                                 Public Relations
                                                                       Event Promotion
Photography                                                   Website
General photography                                     School PSA
News photography                                         Charitable compaign
Sports photography                                        Social media

APRIL 13, 2018 
Logan, Utah

students jumping with glee

For questions call (435) 797-3292


  • Award Entries: March 23, 2018
  • Registration: March 23, 2018


  • $10.00


There are two steps for USUSMA registration. Both steps must be complete for registration to be accepted.

After completing your registration and entry submission, you should be redirected to the Payment form.

School Entries:

Submission Categories for School Entries include:

  • Newspaper of the Year
  • Newspaper Design
  • Online News Design
  • Broadcast News Show of the Year