Iowa HS Journalist of the Year contest

Deadline: February 15, 2017 Prize - $500

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Iowa HS Journalist of the Year contest

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The Journalist of the Year contest recognizes Iowa’s top high school journalism students.

ELGIBILITY

To be eligible students:

  • Must be seniors.
  • Must have served on a media staff for two years.
  • Can be planning to study any major in college.
  • Have an adviser who is a current Journalism Education Association member.

ABOUT THE CONTEST

The components of the Iowa JOY process align with those of the national JEA JOY process.  The JEA website, located here, provides a plethora of information in the following areas:

 FAQs

Contest requirements and guidelines
A candidate toolbox that explains options for hosting the online portfolio
Organizing work samples
A judging rubric
Past winners
Examples of winning JOY entries

HOW TO SUBMIT

All entries must be digital. Entries are submitting as a URL. Places to consider when deciding where to host work examples include the following:

For print

  • Issuu.com
  • Livebinders.com
  • Adobe Acrobrat PDF portfolio (Will need to find somewhere to host the portfolio.)
  • For broadcast
  • Google Sites
  • Weebly.com
  • Wix.com

For blogging

  • Blog.com
  • Blogger.com
  • Webs.com

Others

  • Pinterest.com
  • WordPress.com

The JEA website has a tutorial “Options for Online Presentation” that
explains these options. Find it here.

ITEMS TO CONSIDER

Students may not have examples that fit all 11 categories. That is fine. The categories are an attempt to include the vast types of experiences students may encounter working on a media staff.

The portfolio could be used in other ways: for scholarships, for job interviews, when applying for leadership positions in organizations. Compiling a portfolio of work and reflecting on it is something most teenagers have not done. It sets you apart.

DEADLINES

February 15, 2017

Early March

State winner will be announced.

March 15, 2017

Winning entry must be submitted to the JEA national office.

Early April

National winners will be announced

April 2017

National winners will be introduced at the National Journalism convention.

PRIZE

IHSPA and Iowa News Foundation awards $500 to the winner. Up to five certificates will awarded to finalists.

The winner is eligible to compete JEA’s Journalist of the Year competition.

PAST WINNERS

2016 Molly Hunter, Washington, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

2015 Anne Rogers, Johnston High School, Johnston, Iowa

Submit your information and URL:

CONTACT STATE DIRECTOR (JEA)
Leslie Shipp
Johnston High School
Johnston, Iowa
[email protected]

 

 

 

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