High School and College Press Freedom Awards Winners
The Student Press Law Center and Newseum (a Washington, D.C. museum dedicated to the media) collaborate in sponsoring numerous awards for students who have shown an exemplary fight for the First Amendment. The Courage in Student Journalism Awards (which the National Scholastic Press Association also cosponsors) is a two-part honor in which each recipient receives $5,000. The first award goes to a middle or high school journalist who, in opposition, has exercised his or her right to freedom of the press. The other award is for a media adviser who has shown support for his or her school's student media. The Associated Collegiate Press cosponsors the College Press Freedom Award, an honor given to a college student or college student medium that fights for free press. Winners receive a plaque and are awarded at an Associated Collegiate Press / College Media Advisors ceremony during the fall convention. The SPLC Web site offers information on how to enter and a list of past winners.