Student Voice Awards Up for Grabs in Eight Categories

High school students across the country are eligible for journalism awards in eight categories through The Student Voice, Journalistic Learning Initiative’s digital publication. The awards will be announced during a virtual breakfast event on Friday, May 21, beginning at 7:30 a.m. Pacific.

Since January, high school journalism students from across the country have participated in a Friday virtual newsroom to obtain free writing, editing, and multimedia mentoring from University of Oregon (UO) journalism students. Some of the student stories and photos submitted have been re-published in The Student Voice, a mobile publication updated every other week with consent.

Stories published in The Student Voice are automatically considered for The Student Voice Awards, which will recognize exceptional student work in writing, audio, and visual media.

The categories include news writing, feature writing, social relevance, editorial commentary, column commentary, multimedia (open to video, audio slideshows, animations, infographics, podcasts, audio stories, and photo illustrations), sports photojournalism, and news/feature photojournalism.

A panel of five judges will rank work eligible in each category on a 1-3 scale using the criteria of timeliness, engagement, journalistic values, polish, and creativity.

Award winners will be announced at a virtual breakfast event on May 21.  Each awardee receives an engraved Student Voice Award acknowledging their achievement. Two teachers will also receive awards.

To sign up for the May 21 event, go to https://journalisticlearning.com/student-voice-awards/. For more information on the award categories and criteria, please visit: StudentVoiceNow.org or contact info@journalisticlearning.com.

The Student Voice is supported by a generous grant from the Williams Fund.  Presenting sponsor for the Student Voice Awards is Bi-Mart; Friends Sponsors are Chambers Construction, Oakway Center, Guaranty Chevrolet and RV Super Center, and NW Natural Gas.

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