16 May 2014

Enter Contests Now

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A big thanks to guest contributor Meghan Percival who compiled this information!

As you wrap up the school year, you may want to get your editors to start pulling together work for critiques and award consideration. Many have deadlines of?June 13, so get your POs submitted and checks cut now!?Here are a couple of organizations to consider submitting your work to:

NSPA

NSPA?Critique & Pacemaker Consideration-?http://studentpress.org/nspa/contests.html#critiques

You need to be a Level 2 Member ($189) to receive the critique. Critiques are generally emailed over the summer, in time for publications staffs to make changes when planning their 2015 books and papers. You can also submit a second copy of your publication for the Pacemaker contest. (Rates are different for broadcast and web ? check out the link for more details)

NSPA Individual Awards?http://contests.studentpress.org/nspacontests/

NSPA members can also enter work in the Individual Award categories for Story of the Year, Picture of the Year, Design of the Year and Cartoon of the Year. Most of the categories allow you to select two entries per publication. Entry is free for members and easy ? it?s all online!

NSPA Best of the High School Press?-?http://contests.studentpress.org/bestof/

NSPA members can submit PDFs of their work online to be considered for the 2014 publication, ?Best of the High School Press?. Entry is free for members and easy ? it?s all online!

CSPA

CSPA Critique & Crown Consideration?-?http://cspa.columbia.edu/membership/membership-levels-regular-associate-and-basic

You need to be a ?Regular? Member?[Hybrid $265, Digital $215, Print $225]?to receive the critique. Critiques are generally emailed over the summer, in time for publications staffs to make changes when planning their 2015 books and papers. You can also submit a second copy of your publication for the Crown contest.

CSPA Gold Circle Awards?http://cspa.columbia.edu/awards-student-work/gold-circle-awards

The Regular Membership includes 30 free Gold Circle entries. The newspaper and magazine deadline is?June 10?(form is available at link above). The deadline for yearbooks is?October 10. Collect your entries now and you?ll be in good shape to submit in the fall.

VHSL

This is our ?state championship? and publication staffs earning the ranking of Trophy Class earn their school Wacovia Cup Points ? ask your Activities Office to pay for these contests (they?d pay for the basketball team?s state tournament entry, right?) .

VHSL?Critique-?http://www.vhsl.org/activities.yearbook

http://www.vhsl.org/activities.newspapers

http://www.vhsl.org/activities.newsmagazines

http://www.vhsl.org/activities.magazines

http://www.vhsl.org/activities.broadcasting

Critiques will be given at the Fall Workshop in early October.

VHSL State Writing/Photo/Design Contest-?http://www.vhsl.org/activities.writing-photo-design-contest

Enter work in a several different Individual Award categories for just $2 per entry. Most of the categories allow you to select three entries per publication.

OTHER ORGANIZATIONS TO CONSIDER

SIPA?-?http://sipa.sc.edu/

Quill & Scroll?-?http://quillandscroll.org/

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