Competitions

Bringing out the best in everyone

Competition fuels excellence. The Foundation supports competitions at the collegiate and professional levels. The results are top notch journalists and innovative entrepreneurs. Read more about the Roy W. Howard National Collegiate Reporting Competition, the Scripps International Innovators Cup and the Scripps Howard Awards.

Collegiate Reporting Competition

Collegiate Reporting Competition

An expenses-paid journalism study trip in Japan is a coveted prize for students interested in covering the world. Through our partnership with Indiana University, we co-sponsor the Roy W. Howard National Collegiate Reporting Competition to honor the legacy of Scripps’ pioneering international reporter and longtime company president. The deadline to submit entries is Jan. 13, 2016. Travel for the nine winners is scheduled for May 12-21.
Read more to meet former winners, read about their trips and access the entry form.

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Scripps International Innovators Cup

Scripps International Innovators Cup

The E.W. Scripps Company is a media enterprise that works tirelessly to stay ahead of consumers’ changing behaviors. Through innovation, Scripps is a leader in exploring new ways to create a better-informed world. Innovation is at the center of an endowment from the Scripps Howard Foundation to the Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University, and it is from this gift the Scripps International Innovators Cup launched in 2015.

The annual competition celebrates student innovation and rewards creativity and entrepreneurship as it is being implemented in communication and journalism school curricula and student clubs around the world. The competition year is launched during hackathons, startup weekends, classroom projects and campus competitions, with the winners competing for an international prize in the spring. The international competition can be traced to the Scripps Innovation Challenge, which has been offered to Ohio University students since the 2012-2013 academic year.

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Scripps Howard Awards

Scripps Howard Awards

Established in 1953, the Scripps Howard Foundation's national journalism awards competition is open to news organizations based in the United States, and recognizes outstanding print, broadcast and online journalism in 15 categories. Two additional categories honor college journalism and mass communication educators for excellence in administration and teaching. The awards entry site opens in November and closes in February for judging. Winners are announced in March and share $180,000 in cash prizes.

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