Program Dates


Media Scholars Program

  • Registration OpensNov 30
  • Qualifying RoundNov 30 - Feb 13
  • Case CompetitionFeb 27 - Mar 29
  • Media Scholars WeekJun 3-9
  • Networking ReceptionJun 8

Media Fellows Program

  • Application DueJul 14, 2017

How to Participate

Following this list allows teams to get a solid start to the case competition

Step One: Register for the competition. Registration remains open until the end of the qualifying round.
Step Two: Complete the qualifying round. This round takes only 2-3 hours of time. It may be completed any time before 11:59 p.m. local time, February 11, 2015.This portion of the competition may be done as an individual if you cannot find a teammate. If you qualify for the competition, the Washington Media Scholars Foundation will match you with a suitable partner for the competition.
Step Three:  Check out our suggested reading list for information on media planning and targeting and/or find a professor to mentor you through the process.
Step Four: When the case is released on February 25, read through the documents and hold your first “team meeting” to create an action list and delegate tasks.
Step Five: Ask questions. We engage with all qualified teams via a private Facebook page and email. 
Step Six: Submit your media plan by 11:59 p.m. local time, March 27, 2015.
Step Seven: Finalists selected and invited to Media Scholars Week in Washington, D.C. (April 2015).