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Three UFCJC Student Journalists Qualify to Compete in 2021-2022 Hearst Journalism Awards National Championships

Three University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) students will compete in the 2021-2022 Hearst Journalism Awards National Championships in San Francisco from May 20-25. Journalism senior Elise Elder and Houston Harwood, B.S. Journalism 2022, will compete in the Hearst National Writing competition and Journalism senior Chasity Maynard will compete in the National Photojournalism contest.

Elder and Harwood qualified by placing first and third, respectively, in the Investigative Reporting contest. Maynard placed second in the Photojournalism Features and News competition to qualify.

Chasity Maynard
Houston Harwood
Elise Elder

A total of 29 journalism students representing 14 universities from across the country will compete in the 62nd annual National Writing, Photojournalism, Audio, Television and Multimedia Championships. After two years of virtual Championships, the event will take place in-person this year.

The finalists include eight writing finalists, six photojournalism finalists, five audio finalists, five television finalists and five multimedia finalists, selected from 1,255 entries received in this year’s 14 monthly competitions.  During the Championships, the finalists will participate in various spot assignments selected by our judges, competing for scholarship awards ranging from $1,500 to $10,000.

Posted: May 18, 2022
Category: Alumni News, College News, Student News
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