Accepts entries starting
Entry Deadline June 6, 2015
Decision Date
Ceremony Date October 29, 2014
Entry Fee (See Details)
Monetary or Material Award (See Details)

About the Award

The Story of the Year competition, co-sponsored by the Deadline Club (New York City Chapter, Society of Professional Journalists), recognizes initiative and original reporting of a situation, problem or issue affecting students. Judges look for entries which show leadership, quality writing, sensitivity and fairness. Categories include News story, Feature Story, Editorial/Commentary, Sports Story and Diversity. Introduced in 2010 is the Multimedia Story of the Year, with categories for News, Feature, Sports and Photo Slideshow.

Notable Winners


News Story:
First Place
Victoria Billings
Mustang Daily, California Polytechnic State Univ., San Luis Obispo, Calif.
We are a community of one

Feature Story
First Place
Ava Kofman, Tapley Stephenson
Yale Daily News, Yale Univ., New Haven, Conn.
Yale values to be tested in Singapore

Sports Story:
First Place
The Harvard Crimson, Harvard Univ., Cambridge, Mass.
The rise of Harvard basketball


Monetary/Material Award Details

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

More information to come

Entry Format

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Fill out the entry form to be eligible for this award.

Contact Information

Trevor Ivan
Contest/Critique Coordinator
[email protected]

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