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2018 Chandler Student Religion Reporting Award
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The Chandler Award honors excellence in student religion reporting.

3/1/2018 to 5/14/2018
When: Enter through May 14, 2018
Where: United States
Contact: Tiffany McCallen

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  • Submit up to three religion stories published in the 2017–18 academic year (summer–spring) in campus newspapers and magazines or in general circulation newspapers during a student internship.
  • Stories can be from the printed publication or its online edition. Stories may include the main text, related sidebars (one per story) and infographics.
  • Photos and audio that appear with stories will not be judged, but they need not be removed from an entry.
  • Stories published on class blogs or project pages will not be eligible.
  • Multiple bylines are permitted. Winning entries will share the award among all those credited in the byline.
  • RNA reserves the right to limit the presentation of awards for insufficient entry numbers.


  • There is NO entry fee for this award category.
  • Deadline: Enter online by May 4, 2018  Extended to May 14!


Any full-time or part-time students who have never have been employed as reporters or editors at general circulation newspapers are eligible. Internships do not affect eligibility. RNA membership is not required for entry. RNA's president and vice presidents are not eligible to enter individual contests (does not apply to RNA student chapter officers).



  • 1st place: $600 and citation
  • 2nd place: $300 and citation
  • 3rd place: $150 and citation



  1. Gather story URLs (cannot be behind a paywall and must be accessible through September 2018) — OR — Combine all three stories and their related components into one document in one of these file formats: Word doc or PDF. If submitting a PDF, please indicate which content should be judged.

  2. Use the online entry form to submit your story(ies). If your entry was successfully submitted, you'll receive an e-mail confirmation.

  3. Deadline: submit your entry online by May 4, 2018  Extended to May 14!



Contact Tiffany McCallen.

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