Presented by Telegraph Herald.

Selection criteria

» Nominees must be seniors at high schools in the Telegraph Herald service area.

» Nominees must be active in the editorial aspect (news, web, sports, features, photo and art/graphics) of newspapers. Yearbook work is not considered.

» Judges' decisions are final.

The application package

» A letter from the journalism adviser or faculty member, detailing the student's activities and performance in newspaper journalism. Include email addresses for student and adviser

»Six non-returnable published works, mounted on 8 1/2 x 11-inch sheets and accompanied by the student's written comments about the portfolio. The works may include work published in newspapers other than school publications, such as community weeklies or the TH.

» An essay by the nominee concerning the impact journalism has had on him or her personally. Essays should be no more than 500 words.

Applications are due by 5 p.m. Friday, April 23, 2021.

Send entry package to:

Scholastic Journalist Award

Amy Gilligan, Executive Editor

Telegraph Herald

P.O. Box 688

Dubuque, IA 52004-0688

The award recipient will receive a one-time $750 scholarship award and a commemorative plaque.

For more information contact:

Amy Gilligan, Executive Editor

amy.gilligan@thmedia.com

563-588-3823

Entries will be judged on the following percentage basis

  Percent
Overall quality of portfolio 25
Impact/significance of work 15
Creativity/originality of work 10
Nominee's essay 25
Leadership 15
Letter of recommendation 10
Total 100