2016 News Contest Winners & 2017 Annual Meeting & Awards Info

Not for release until March 18, 2017

Winners are not for official release in your paper or on your paper's website or social media accounts until Saturday, March 18, 2017.

2016 News Contest Winners (Google Doc can be exported and sorted by paper, winner name, etc.)
*If you cannot scroll past page 1 on the Google Spreadsheet linked above, or you are having trouble with this shared spreadsheet version, open the document as an HTML file.

Congratulatory Program Ads

Join us in celebrating the best in S.C. journalism and congratulate your staffers who have made extraordinary contributions to our industry over the past year! We're offering limited space in the Annual Meeting program for congratulatory ads. Our program is distributed to more than 350 attendees and is posted online for viewing after the meeting. Let your staffers know you're proud of them by placing an ad in the program.

  • Color centerspread -- SOLD OUT
  • Inside Front Cover, Color full page (7.5" wide x 10" tall) -- SOLD OUT
  • Inside Back Cover, Color full page (7.5" wide x 10" tall) -- ONE AVAILABLE. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. -- $75
  • Full Page, Color (7.5" wide x 10" tall) -- $60
  • Full Page, B&W (7.5" wide x 10" tall) -- $30
  • Half Page, Color (7.5" wide x 5" tall) -- $40
  • Half Page, B&W (7.5" wide x 5" tall) -- $20

Email Jen Madden to reserve your space today. Ads will be accepted through March 6. 

Annual Meeting & Awards Presentation Info

Make plans now to join us March 17-18, in lively downtown Columbia for SCPA's 2017 Annual Meeting and Awards! We have a great line-up planned, including educational sessions, networking events and more in our jam-packed schedule, plus awards to present! Here's the full schedule of events and how to register! The last day to register is Monday, March 6.

Book your stay at The Marriott in downtown Columbia by March 1 to receive SCPA's group rate of $139. Make your reservation online here or by calling 1-800-593-6465 (Make sure to mention you are part of the S.C. Press Association group to receive discounted rate).  

If your organization is interested in sponsoring the Annual Meeting, there’s still time! The Annual Meeting is the best way to connect with the Palmetto State’s newspaper industry. Find out more about how your organization can sign on as a sponsor. The final day to sign on as a sponsor is Monday, March 6.

Special thanks to our Annual Meeting Sponsors!


Columbia Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau

Associated Press
Municipal Association of South Carolina
USC School of Journalism and Mass Communications

Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina
McLeod Fraser and Cone, LLC
Winthrop University
Wyche Law Firm
NTVB Media

Mather Economics

Duplicate plaques and bases

Purchase duplicate plaques, certificates and 2nd and 3rd place plaque bases

Contact us

Jen Madden • jmadden@scpress.org • 803.750.9561
Bill Rogers • brogers@scpress.org • 803.750.9561