The Sigma Delta Chi Awards date back to 1932, when the Society first honored six individuals for contributions to journalism. The current program began in 1939, when the organization awarded the first Distinguished Service Awards. These awards later became the Sigma Delta Chi Awards.
Tips for Winning:
Entries will be judged on the following criteria:
— Effectiveness of interpretation
— Accuracy and completeness
— Clarity and Style
— Resourcefulness of the reporter in overcoming obstacles
— Adherence to the SPJ Code of Ethics
— Let your cover letter speak for you. Explain why you believe your entry is the finest example
of journalism in its category.
— Sidebars, editorials, op-ed pieces and letters-to-the-editor may be included as supporting material but must be limited to 10 pages per entry. Combine PDFs into one file, if possible.
— Many categories are based on market size or circulation. Please make sure your entry is submitted in the correct category.
— In the Radio/TV categories, all edits/segments should be made explicit, through use of silence, beeps or some other fully transparent mechanism.