Creating scholarship, learning and career advancement opportunities.

Creating scholarship, learning and career advancement opportunities.

Enter the Qualifying Round

Exciting Opportunity for Students to Choose a  Stance for Their Media Plan! 

For the first time in our 15-year history, students have the  opportunity to select a stance for their media plan. This is your chance to weigh in on online sports betting legislation and choose between PRO-sports betting or ANTI-sports betting. To participate, follow the link below to the qualifying round media case of your choice. While the media research, vehicles, and costs are identical, you can select either Winning Time Inc (pro-online sports betting) or Responsible Fans Inc (against online sports betting) to work with. Your case will be evaluated based solely on your media recommendations and not on your position on the hypothetical issue.

This round takes approximately 2-3 hours to complete. The 2023/2024 Qualifying Round deadline is Sunday, January 28, 2024. Submissions must be uploaded here by 11:59 p.m. EST. This portion of the competition may be completed as an individual if you do not have a teammate. If you qualify to move on into the next phase of the competition, the Washington Media Scholars Foundation will match you with a partner to form a team.

If you have any trouble submitting your documents,  email them

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