photo of Scripps building in Cincinnati

Honoring the best of American Journalism

The Scripps Howard Awards are one of the nation’s most prestigious American journalism competitions, offering $170,000 in prize money in 15 categories.

With a focus on high-impact reporting, the awards recognize journalism that spurs action, news organizations that go the extra mile to expose previously undisclosed or misunderstood information and journalists who embrace new tools, channels, technologies and approaches to provide more immersive experiences for their audiences.

The Scripps Howard Awards honor work from television stations, networks, radio and podcasts, visual media, online media outlets, independent producers, newspapers and print publications.

Watch the 69th Scripps Howard Awards


The journalism produced by the 69th Scripps Howard Awards winners has reformed laws, led to public policy changes and helped shine a light on inequality and misinformation.  Presenters announced the winning news organizations and journalists on Sunday, June 12, 2022 during a special program airing on Newsy, the national news network owned by The E.W. Scripps Company


Follow the conversation on social media tagging @SH_Awards on twitter and using #ScrippsHowardAwards


Read about the 2021 winners and finalists in the Scripps Howard Awards book.


The entry period for the 70th Scripps Howard Awards is now closed. Keep up with the latest news on the Scripps Howard Awards on Twitter: @SH_Awards.
Black and white icon of a document with lines and a small ribbon in the bottom right corner


The Scripps Howard Awards have been celebrating the best in American journalism for 69 years, with past winners representing some of the most important journalism of recent times. Recent Scripps Howard Award winners include ABC News, ProPublica, The Texas Tribune, The Boston Globe, Miami Herald, ICIJ, The Washington Post, Frontline (PBS) and others. The 2021 Impact Award, chosen from the winners across all categories, went to ICIJ, The Washington Post and media partners for “Pandora Papers”. The massive, data-driven investigation enlightened the globe on how people in powerful positions wield money and power in a way that threatens the survival of fragile democracies. As a result of the investigation, world leaders have been held accountable and voted out of office, governments have collapsed, investigations were launched and money laundering laws have been reformed.