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

Thursday, March 2, 2017  
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No entry fees // $600 1st place prize + travel to #RNA2017 in Nashville

Students are invited to submit work published in campus newspapers and magazines in the 2017 Chandler Award for Excellence in Student Religion Reporting. The award is administered by the Religion News Association, the premiere organization for journalists who cover religion in the news media.


  • Submit at least one and up to three religion stories published in the 2016–17 academic year (summer–spring) in campus newspapers and magazines or in general circulation newspapers during a student internship.
  • Students may enter as many times as they like (three stories per entry).
  • Students need not be RNA members to enter.


  • 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 1, 2017


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

Winners will also receive stipends to attend the 2017 RNA Annual Conference in Nashville, Sept. 7–9.

View complete rules and eligibility at

QUESTIONS? Contact Tiffany McCallen, 740-263-7875


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