The Betty Gage Holland Award recognizes campus journalists and their publications for distinguished service to honor and protect the integrity of public dialogue on America’s college campuses.
The annual award is co-sponsored by the James M. Cox Jr. Institute for Journalism Innovation, Management and Leadership at the Grady College and the Student Press Law Center. It honors the late Betty Gage Holland, long-time friend of journalism education at the University of Georgia.
An award of $1,000 is presented to the winning student journalist and an additional $1,000 is given to the publication sponsoring the winning entry. The prize will be presented during the annual Management Seminar for College News Editors.
Of special importance to judges are news stories, institutional editorials, personal commentaries or columns that single out for public examination any act that results in distortion or pollution of the public discourse. Use of open records or “sunshine” laws is deemed particularly meritorious if the result is to let the people see the people’s business being done.
Nominations for the award may be made by or on behalf of any journalist(s) regularly enrolled in a university or college at time of publication and also by or on behalf of any campus news organization, whether independent or university supported, that published the pertinent material.
Nominations for the 2019-20 academic year must be submitted no later than June 1, 2020, and should include an endorsement of no more than 300 words and three (3) links to all news stories and commentary submitted for consideration (or PDF duplicates, if not published online).
Send entries to Stephanie Moreno at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Holland Award Entry”.