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CALL FOR ENTRIES: 2018 Chandler Award for Excellence in Student Religion Reporting

Wednesday, March 28, 2018  
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No entry fees // $600 1st place prize + travel to #RNA2018 in Columbus

Students are invited to submit work published in campus newspapers and magazines in the 2018 Chandler Award for Excellence in Student Religion Reporting.


  • Submit at least one and 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. Blogs are not eligible.
  • Students may enter as many times as they like (three stories per entry).
  • Students need not be RNA members to enter.
  • Only students who have never been employed as newspaper reporters or editors are eligible.


  • Compile story URLs (preferred). Alternately, students can combine the text of the stories into a single Word or PDF document per entry.
  • Complete an entry form at There is no fee for entry.
  • Deadline: May 4, 2018


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

Winners will also receive stipends to attend the 2018 RNA Annual Conference in Columbus, Sept. 13–15.

View complete rules and eligibility at

QUESTIONS? Contact Tiffany McCallen, 740-263-7875

The Chandler Award is made possible by the generosity of Russ and M.L. Chandler and is administered by the Religion News Association, the world's premiere organization for reporters who cover religion in the general circulation media.


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