Announcement: Sports Journalism Contest!


The Sacramento Bee’s NIE program and the Sacramento Kings are pleased to announce the Great Create Sports Journalism Contest! This contest is open to all middle and high school teachers and students within the program area.*

We are challenging kids to show us they have what it takes to be a great sports journalist by either creating a video or writing an essay on the assignment: “Investigate and report on how athletes at your school or in your neighborhood are inspired by professional athletes.”

Great prizes including exclusive Kings and Bee prizes and experiences will be awarded to the winners!



Submission Requirements:

Students may enter in one or both categories. Only one entry per student per category is allowed.

Video: 60-90 seconds
Essay: 500-750 words


Contest Timeline:

October 10: Contest begins
November 30: All contest entries due
December 10: Winners Announced


Winners & Prizes:

Winners will be selected by a panel of judges and voting will be based on accuracy of information, use of outside research, creativity, writing and video quality. Prizes include:

  • Opportunity to help Grant & Jerry call a game on TV.
  • Meet & greet with Coach Karl
  • Slamson & dancer appearances.
  • Kings VIP experiences.
  • Cover a Kings game with a reporter from The Sacramento Bee
  • VIP Tour of The Sacramento Bee


We can’t wait to see what you will create!

Kings Details


*Teachers/students must live or attend school within 75 miles of Sleep Train Arena. This contest is also open to middle school and high school teachers and students that are involved with the Modesto Bee’s NIE program.


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