Collegiate journalists: Before you leave for summer break …

We know it is time for finals and summer internships ….

But before you leave for summer break, apply for the Larry Peterson Memorial Award for Investigative LPA physical award photo cropped copyJournalism and showcase your great collegiate (or for some pro) investigative journalism pieces. You can win a prestigious award, $100 and a free trip to Savannah, Georgia.

It is easy, just go to the LPA website here and apply. Larry Peterson was known as the “dogger of truth” and wanted collegiate and professional investigative journalism each year to be recognized for their outstanding work. The award ceremony, the Society for Professional Journalists – Region 3 Larry Peterson Award workshop, will be Nov. 12, 2016, in Savannah, Georgia. The collegiate winner will travel and be lodged all expenses paid in beautiful, historic Savannah the weekend of Nov. 11 – Nov. 13. Past winners include the Georgia News Lab, and  Ciara Frisbie, who will be studying journalism in Japan this summer. This award is open to all Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South

Ciara Frisbie in newsroom
Journalist Ciara Frisbie and the Georgia News Lab both won the Larry Peterson Memorial Award for Investigative Journalism in 2015.

Carolina, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Island collegiate journalists.

So before you leave … share your great investigative work and win SPJ Region’s 3 most prestigious prize, the Larry Peterson Memorial Award for Investigative Journalism.

Any questions? Contact Society of Professional Journalists Region 3 Assistant Director Sharon Dunten at or call (317) 410-7217 or Erica Relaford at