Emerging Young Journalist, sponsored by the Tampa Bay Times Fund

Entries for the Emerging Young Journalist  award, sponsored by the Tampa Bay Times Fund, are due by Feb. 28, 2017. Each member publication is welcome to nominate one freshman or sophomore student, and entries will be submitted using FSPA’s online contest platform. Upload instructions will be provided to all advisers in January once the system is live.


An entry consists of the following:

  • 500-word essay by the applicant outlining the role journalism plays in his/her future
  • a resume
  • up to five work samples
  • two letters of recommendation — one from an adviser and another from a student leader on the publication

The winner is recognized at the opening ceremony of the FSPA convention and receive $100, plus free registration to his/her remaining FSPA conventions.