July 14, 2024  

2024 winners


The nation’s largest and oldest regional journalism is now closed for the 74th time.

See all the winners for the 2024 contest.

From each division, judges chose one winner – and other judges then chose the best entry overall. That’s our 2024 Green Eyeshade winner.

Click the photo above to read A Bar Called Charlene’s by Robert W. Fieseler, which appeared in 64 Parishes, a project of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities.

The 2025 contest will open in January. Members of the Society of Professional Journalists will still pay $40 per entry, while non-members will still pay $60 per entry. Those prices haven’t changed in over a decade, and all college entries remain a measly $20 per.

What do we do with that money? Every dollar after expenses is spent on journalists like you, for all kinds of training programs. The Green Eyeshade directors are volunteers, as are the professional judges from all over the country.