School of Media & Strategic Communications

The 2017 Great Plains Journalism Awards

You Cover The Stories.  We Cover The Tuition.

Submit entries to the student categories for the 2017 Great Plains Journalism Awards.  The Tulsa Press Club will give $1250 scholarships for winners in five categories, paid directly to the student's university.

The contest is a great opportunity for students to be recognized for their efforts in our eight-state region:  Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa.  In addition, your entries will be reviewed by nationally recognized journalists.

Individual categories include:  

* Photographer
* Editor
* Designer
* Writer
* Broadcaster

Overall categories include:

* Newspaper
* Website
* Broadcast

Entries open Dec. 1-Jan. 31
More information at


Creative Lightning Submissions Due Friday night (9/30)

This is a friendly reminder that the Creative Lightning awards is taking submissions through Friday night.  The CLA's are a great opportunity for students to show off work, build resumes and get awarded for their projects.  OSU AdClub hosts this competition to help students get into (and win) American Advertising awards -- aka, the Addy's.  Last year, CLA work won seven students an Addy -- four of which were for a commercial/film they produced.  The CLA's are open to students of all majors, have a variety of categories (video, digital, graphic, campaigns) and are judged by members of AD2OKC.  These professionals give everyone feedback to improve their work before the Addy deadline in December.

Here are the details to enter:

The deadline for entries is Friday (Sept. 30) at midnight.

Cost is $25 per entry.  After your first paid entry, you'll get a $5 off coupon.  Email Cynthia Nichols or Andrew
   Burnett for details.

"Best of" designs will be entered into its respective category in the Oklahoma City Addy's.  OSU AdClub will
   pay the entry fee.

Go to to enter.

All entries must be a reduced size PDF or JPG or some other easily readable file.  If you have a file that is too
  big, then upload to the website of your choice and put the link in a .doc or .pdf file.

There are 22 categories for you to choose from and any work that was created in 2016 can be considered --
  videos, music or copy that you are extremely proud of could be a great submission.

The CLA awards will be a come and go celebration in the lobby of the Paul Miller Building on Friday, October
  7th from 4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.  Everyone is invited . . . including industry professionals (who can help with
  internships and jobs).  Light appetizers will be served.

Call for Entries -- New York Festivals World's Best Television & Films

New York Film Festival's World's Best TV and Films competition honors programming in all lengths and forms from over 50 countries.  Dedicated to both the Television and Film industries, categories mirror today's global trends and encourage the next generation of story-tellers and talent:  Animation, Comedy, Corporate, Drama, Documentary, Feature Films, Movie Trailers, Music Videos, News, Promos, Reality TV Drama, Sports, Telenovelas, Webisodes, Best Performance by an Actor/Actress, Special Event, Innovation, Technical Production Team, CSR, Best Screenplay, Video Art and Best Host.

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