Utah College Media Alliance

Future of Journalism Awards


The Futures Awards are designed to recognize excellent journalism by Utah high school students. Sponsored by the Utah College Media Alliance in collaboration with the Utah Press Association, the Utah Education Network and Amplify Utah, the contest is judged by Utah’s college journalists, journalism professors and professional journalists.

Entry is open now! Deadline for submitting entries is April 12, 2024.

When: Thursday, May 16, 2024
Where: University of Utah Union
Saltair Room
Time: 7 p.m.

Download this year’s categories and rules for more information.

Our sponsor Utah Education Network is hosting an additional tour of the Eccles Broadcast Center (home of UEN, KUER and PBS Utah) before the ceremony. Tours will begin at 5 p.m. If you are interested in participating, please RSVP here.

When: Thursday, May 16, 2024
Where: Eccles Broadcast Center
Time: 5 p.m.

Each entry must be accompanied by a $5 entry fee. It is recommended that each school should pursue funding for award entries from their high school administration. If that doesn’t work or you need any assistance in paying for entry fees, please contact Josh Petersen at [email protected] to find out about applying for entry fee grants. A limited number are available.

The Futures encourage high school students who show an interest in journalism to pursue their media interests into college. Because of our new partnerships aimed at publishing some of your students’ work more broadly, we are asking you to agree to the terms and conditions of Amplify Utah and UEN.

If you have any questions, email Josh Petersen at [email protected] for help.

We look forward to seeing you in May!