Sunshine State Seal

DEADLINE: February 23 DEADLINE EXTENDED! Enter by 5 p.m. March 2! WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING ENTRIES

SPJ’s Florida Pro Chapter is pleased to announce the 21st annual Sunshine State Awards competition, open to all professional print, broadcast and online journalists in the state of Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Spanish-language division is presented in partnership with the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. We also offer a Student division for students at Florida colleges and universities.

The Sunshine State Awards recognize quality journalism in the best tradition of our profession. Out-of-state journalists will judge all entries and may award first-, second- and third-place honors in each category. Finalists will be notified in mid-late April and winners will be announced at the annual Sunshine State Awards ceremony.

Entry Guidelines | Awards Categories