National Scholastic Press Assocation
NSPA?Critique & Pacemaker Consideration?http://studentpress.org/nspa/
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 2014 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://www.studentpress.org/
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.
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!
Columbia Scholastic Press Association
CSPA Critique & Crown Consideration?http://cspa.columbia.edu/
You need to be a ?Regular? Member?[Hybrid $259, Digital $209, Print $219]?to receive the critique. Critiques are generally emailed over the summer, in time for publications staffs to make changes when planning their 2014 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/
The Regular Membership includes 30 free Gold Circle entries. The newspaper and magazine deadline is?June 17?(form is available at link above). The deadline for yearbooks is Octoberish ? and for the first time the submission of these awards will be digital (no more need to tear up your books!) Collect your entries now and you?ll be in good shape to submit in the fall.
Virginia High School League
Critiques will be given at the Fall Workshop in early October. Publication staffs earning the ranking of Trophy Class earn their school Wachovia Cup Points.
VHSL State Writing/Photo/Design Contest?http://www.vhsl.org/doc/
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
Quill & Scroll??http://quillandscroll.org/