Nov. 3, 2020
National Scholastic Press Association announces the finalists in its 2020 Local Climate Change Reporting competition.
The contest is presented in partnership with the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication, which encourages local climate change reporting by student media.
The first-place winner earns $500 and the second- and third-place winners $300 and $200 respectively. Team reporting was permitted, with the cash prize divided among the names on the entry form.
Winners in this and all Individual Award categories, as well as the NSPA Pacemaker Awards in broadcast, specialty magazine and newspaper/newsmagazine, will be announced online at 1 p.m. Central Saturday, Nov. 21, as part of the JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention, presented virtually Nov. 19-21.
To view the awards presentation, register for the convention at orlando.journalismconvention.org by 11:59 p.m. Central Nov. 13.
Finalists listed below are alphabetical by state.
Individual Award finalists
Broadcast • Cartoon • Design
Digital Story • Photo • Portfolio • Story
Social Justice Reporting • Local Climate Change Reporting
Best Use of Social Media • COVID-19 Coverage
Carlmont student advocates change at UN
Camille Kay, Audrey Swenson
Carlmont High School
The Permanente Quarry
Amir Iravani, Sanat Singhal, Nikita Srinivas
Cupertino High School
World at stake
Tyler Cho, Devin Gupta, Hannah Lee, Claire Wen
Monta Vista High School
Climate Change: Existential Crisis of our time
Eric Fang, Nina Gee, Mark Hu, Saloni Shah
The Harker School
San Jose, California
Rising waters, rising stakes
Sarah McKinzie, Clark Zhang
Montgomery Blair High School
Silver Spring, Maryland
Climate Change – The Environment Coverage
Community High School
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Great Lakes: On the Brink
Davison High School
Crisis on Planet Earth
Audrey Novinger, Anjali Noel Ramesh, Bailey Stover
Rock Bridge High School
Jeffrey Chen, Rishi Mohan, Tamal Pilla, Antonio Quinones, Varun Trivedi
St. Mark’s School of Texas
A Scorched Earth
Ben Brooks, Dua Mobin, Marina Qu, Rebeka Rafi
McLean High School