The 2008-2009 Hearst Journalism Awards program consists of 14 competitions in college writing, photojournalism, radio and television broadcast news, and multimedia. The competitions begin in October with Feature Writing and will continue through April when the final competition, multimedia, takes place. The top ten finalists in each competition will earn scholarship awards with matching grants going to their schools for a total of $233,800. Each participating university also earns a $100 stipend for each competition entered. The top finalists from each competition and their winning work will be featured here. Top winners in each division (except multimedia) also qualify to participate in the National Championship in June 2009.