2017 News Contest Winners
Not for release until March 17, 2018

Winners are for proofing purposes only...not for official release in your paper or on your paper's website or social media accounts until Saturday, March 17, 2018.

2017 News Contest Winners
*If you cannot scroll past page 1 on the GoogleSheet above, or you are having trouble with this shared spreadsheet, open the document as an HTML file.

The deadline to proof your newspaper's winners has passed. We've started creating awards and presentation so call us immediately if you see something that needs to be fixed.

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  (16" wide by 10" tall) — $125 SOLD OUT!
  • Inside Front Cover, Color full page (7.5" wide x 10" tall) -- $75 -- 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 9. 

Annual Meeting & Awards Presentation Info

You don't want to miss seeing more than 350 of your Palmetto State newspaper friends at the 2018 Annual Meeting and Awards Presentation, presented by AT&T, during the weekend of March 16-17, at The Spartanburg Marriott! The Annual Meeting will feature world-class training from the experts at GateHouse Media, parent company of the Spartanburg Herald-Journal. In addition to the educational sessions and networking events, we'll present 800 awards at the Weekly & Associate Awards Luncheon and the Daily Awards Dinner. Educational sessions are free and open to all SCPA members. Tickets are only required for meal functions. We can't wait to see you in Sparkle City! 

Check out the full schedule of events and register today!

Book your stay at The Marriott in downtown Spartanburg by March 2 to receive SCPA's group rate of $135. Make your reservation here or by calling (864) 596-1211. Make sure to mention you are part of the S.C. Press Association group to receive discounted rate.  Limited rooms are available so if you're planning to stay, go ahead and secure your reservation today!

We could not have a successful, affordable meeting without the help of these generous sponsors. Please take a moment at the meeting to get to know the representatives of these special organizations at our Annual Meeting!

Presenting Sponsor -- AT&T

Gold Sponsors
Associated Press
Century Printing & Packaging
Carl F. Muller, Attorney at Law
Harrison, Radeker & Smith, P.A.
Municipal Association of South Carolina
University of South Carolina School of Journalism and Mass Communications

Silver Sponsors
Aiken Leader & Printing
City of Spartanburg
Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina
Mather Economics
Winthrop University
Wyche Law Firm

Bronze Sponsors

If you love South Carolina's newspaper industry, please consider sponsoring the 2018 Annual Meeting and Awards! The Annual Meeting is the best way to connect with the Palmetto State’s newspaper industry. Find out more and sign on as a sponsor. To be included in the program, sponsorship reservation must be received by March 2, 2018. 

Order duplicate awards and plaque bases
Purchase duplicate plaques, certificates and 2nd and 3rd place plaque bases. Order bases before or at the annual Meeting an pay only $20 per base. Order after Annual Meeting and the cost is $25 per base. Engraved plaques are also available for $35 and certificates can be reprinted for $2.

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