Professional Journalism Awards

Show your appreciation for an individual who has shown an impressive degree of excellence in a particular field by nominating them for an award to be given out at next year's Celebrate Mayborn.

Below you'll see a list of awards and their descriptions. If you know someone who is a perfect match for any one of these awards, fill out the following form electronically and submit it to the Mayborn faculty for review:

Award Nomination Form

Deadline for nomination: November 15, 2016

Winners will be recognized at Celebrate Mayborn on April 27, 2017.

Award Criteria

Rising Star Award
The award is for a former student of the program who may or may not have graduated, and who has been working five plus years since leaving the program.

Super Alum Award
The award is for a former student of the program who may or may not have graduated. It recognizes someone who has been consistently involved in the program through such things as donations, as a class or club speaker or advisor, a mentor, an interviewer, one who has posted jobs and internships regularly on our web site, hired interns or graduates, and other forms of service.

Mayborn Medallion Award
The award serves as a "thank you" in recognition of those who have engaged in partnership, collaborative or other efforts on behalf of the Mayborn School of Journalism as a business entity.

Alumni Appreciation Award
The award is for a former student of the program who may or may not have graduated. It recognizes long-term service to the program.

Career Service Recognition Award
The award recognizes all individuals who are class and club speakers and presenters.

Distinguished Professional Achievement Award
The award recognizes an individual who is well-known nationally or regionally in his/her profession, and who has had a major influence on individuals in the same profession. The individual may have received previous awards or significantly notoriety. The award is intended to be presented only once to an individual but may be presented to the same individual 10 years or more after the first award.

C.E. Shuford Award
The award is the most prestigious award given by the UNT School of Journalism. It recognizes individuals for professional and educational lifetime achievement and distinguished contributions to the journalism profession. The award is intended to be presented only once to an individual; therefore all previous recipients are ineligible for subsequent consideration for this award.