Emerging Journalists Honors


IHSPA seeks to identify and acknowledge emerging talent in newspaper, yearbook and digital media students in member high schools in grades 9, 10 and 11. These students will be the backbone of your school future publications for next year.

The honor is open to 9th through 11th grade students. Each adviser may nominate three per publication. If an adviser supports two publications then three per publication – three for newspaper and three for yearbook. If an adviser only supports one publication than three nominees.


  • Submit 3 examples of work from the contest time period.
  • Newspaper, Yearbook, and Digital Media all apply.
  • 1 Letter of Recommendation from the Adviser

This work must be submitted online and using PDFs.

10 Finalists will be selected based on on overall quality of work, impact on your school and community, understanding of the fundamentals of journalism, and experimentation.

The top 10 will be honored at the Fall convention. 

Deadline is March 16, 2015