Accepts entries starting
Entry Deadline June 8, 2015
Decision Date
Ceremony Date October 29, 2014
Entry Fee (See Details)
Monetary or Material Award (See Details)

About the Award

Along with the Associated Collegiate Press, the SPLC co-sponsors the College Press Freedom Award to recognize the college student or student news medium that has demonstrated outstanding support for college press freedom. The College Press Freedom Award is presented at the Associated Collegiate Press/College Media Advisers national fall convention. The College Press Freedom Award winners receive a plaque recognizing their achievements and a cash prize.

The award is underwritten by a grant from the Louisiana State University Manship School of Communications, and given in memory of โ€œThe Reveille Seven,โ€ a group of LSU student journalists who, in 1934, were expelled for publishing criticism of Louisiana Gov. Huey Long, and later cleared of wrongdoing and vindicated. The LSU sponsorship enables us to offer a $500 cash prize, which will be shared in the event of multiple winners.

Notable Winners

Mazie Bryant, Abbey Crain and Matt Ford, The Crimson White, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Ala.

The Daily Helmsman staff and Editor-in-Chief Chelsea Boozer, University of Memphis, Memphis, Tenn.

The Sun, Southwestern College, Chula Vista, Calif.


Monetary/Material Award Details

$500 and a plaque

Eligibility Requirements

The National Pacemaker Awards are open only to ACP member publications. Non-members who enter will be billed for membership.

To find out if your publication is a current member, check the ACP database:

Entry Fee Details

Required Material

Nomination form

Entry Format

To nominate yourself or someone else, submit a written description (not to exceed 600 words) of how their situation meets the entry criteria described above, along with any relevant supporting materials or press clips and letters of support.

Submit materials to:

E-Mail: [email protected]

Or mail to:
College Press Freedom Award
Student Press Law Center
1101 Wilson Blvd., Suite 1100
Arlington, VA 22209

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