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 contest is judged by Utah’s college journalists, professors and professionals. The Futures encourage high school students who show an interest in journalism to pursue their media interests into college.

Entry is open now and ends April 30, 2021.

Be sure to download this year’s categories and rules for more information.

Here are the details for the 5th Annual Utah High School Future of Journalism Awards virtual ceremony:

  • When: Friday, May 21, 2021
  • Where: Wherever you want to watch it!
  • Time: The virtual event will be available at noon on Friday, May 21.

To begin your entries, click here. Entry will require log in with a google account so you can upload any necessary files to your entries.

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 Jake Sorensen at [email protected] to find out about applying for entry fee grants. A limited number are available.

Entry fees will be calculated at the end of the contest entry period and your school will be contacted to make payment. If payment is not received prior to the end of the judging period, all entries will be disqualified.