Thank you for applying or nominating for a JEA award. 

To submit an award application, create a submittable account. This is not tied to your JEA account. Through your Submittable account you will be able to complete the award submission form in stages and your progress is saved. 

All parts of the award submission form must be completed by the award deadline to be eligible. 

Ends on $5.00

2023 prompt: While consumers are drawn toward tweets and sound bites, how can journalists tell more of the story without losing readers’ interest?

All students enrolled in grades 9-12 in U.S. public, private and home schools within the United States. Students must submit original work.

The essay should be 300-500 words. Entries may be typed or handwritten but must be double-spaced.

Each submission to the essay contest must be accompanied by a $5 entry fee. 

The upload deadline for the SPJ/JEA High School Essay contest is Feb. 19, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. Central time/9:59 p.m. Pacific time. 

Please visit the essay contest page on to learn about the contest and rules.

Journalism Education Association