San Francisco – The top 10 winners in college feature writing were announced today in the 49th annual William Randolph Hearst Foundation's Journalism Awards Program, in which 110 undergraduate journalism programs at colleges and universities across the nation are eligible to participate.
First Place has been awarded to TREYBUNDY, a junior from San FranciscoStateUniversity.He will receive a $2,000 scholarship for his winning article titled “Higher Education” published in the SF Weekly.Trey will also have the opportunity to compete in the National Writing Championship in San Francisco next June.San FranciscoStateUniversity will receive a matching grant, as do the journalism departments of all scholarship winners.
Other top ten scholarship winners are:
THORNYSTROM, University of Kansas, $1,500 scholarship
RYANKOST, ArizonaStateUniversity, third place, $1,000 scholarship
San FranciscoStateUniversity received first place in the Intercollegiate Writing Competition with the highest accumulated student points from the first competition of the academic year.They are followed by:Arizona State University; University of Kansas; University of Montana; Brigham Young University; University of Florida; Indiana University, Florida A&M University; University of Illinois; University of Georgia.
The Hearst Journalism Awards Program is conducted under the auspices of accredited schools of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication, and fully funded and administered by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation.It consists of six monthly writing, three photojournalism, four broadcast news competitions and one multimedia competition, with Championship finals in all divisions except multimedia.The program awards more than $550,000 in scholarships and grants annually.
Judging the writing competition this year are:Arthur S. Brisbane, ASB Consulting, East Dennis, MA; Jeff Cohen, Executive Vice President and Editor, Houston Chronicle, TX; and Peter Bhatia, Executive Editor, The Oregonian, Portland, OR.
There were a record 138 students from 78 universities and colleges who participated in the program's first competition of this academic year.Samples of winning work can be viewed in the monthly winners section of the website which is updated shortly after each competition.