Thursday, January 8, 2009



Entry Requirements
A typewritten essay, no longer than two pages, double spaced, persuading judges why your journalism program needs money for equipment.

No divisions, only one entry per school. Entries will be judged by the faculty of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Marshall University.

Entries must be received by January 30, 2008

United High School Media
136A Communications Building
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755-2625

or by e-mail to

UHSM Scholarship

United High School Media offers a scholarship toward the study of journalism at Marshall University.

  • The adviser is to submit a written report stating the nominee's qualifications. More than one student per school can be nominated.
  • Nominees must submit a written report stating why they are seeking the scholarship, their plans for a journalism career and why they want to major in journalism at Marshall University. Students should attach copies of their work to the report.
  • The scholarship winner must major in journalism at Marshall University, and the winner will receive the scholarship when he or she registers for classes in the fall 2009.
Entries must be received by January 30, 2009.

United High School Media
136A Communications Building
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755-2625

or e-mail

Entry forms - Must be received by January 30

Mark your calendars - 2009 UHSM is February 27, 2009!

Entry forms are included, you should be able to click and print. Don't forget to return an entry form with each submission.

Newspaper Categories

Best Newspaper Art
This category is for illustrative work, other than photography, in a student newspaper.
Examples may pertain to any subject matter except advertisements.
At least three examples of student artwork must be sent. Judging will be based on quality, not quantity. Tearsheets or photocopies of examples may be sent. These will not be returned.
Include cutline information and stories for which the illustrations were designed, if appropriate.

Best Newspaper Design
Include any three issues of your school newspaper published Jan. - Dec. 2008.
This is a school award, so it does not matter whether one student or several were involved in the design process.

Best Newspaper Pages
Best feature/special events pages
Best editorial pages
Best sports pages
Best news pages
Send the pages from any three issues in each category you want to enter. Judging will be based on the overall excellence of the three pages in each category.

Best In-Depth Reporting
A minimum of one and a maximum of three investigative articles published in your student newspaper may be entered.
Entries may be accompanied by an explanation of the circumstances from which the article(s) was developed and the result brought about.

Best Original Advertising
Attach any three original advertisements published in your newspaper. Each of the three must be from a different edition.
All advertisements must have been written and designed by students.

Best Newspaper Photography
Three photos published in your newspaper are required. One must be of news content, one of feature content and one of sports content. All photos must be taken by students. Entries may come from one or more editions of the newspaper.
Each of the three photos must be accompanied by a clipping of the story and/or cutline published with it.
Tearsheets of the photos (along with accompanying cutlines or stories) are acceptable, or send glossy prints if you wish. Nothing will be returned.