Best of the year competitions – deadline extended to March 7

Deadline March 5

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Last year IHSPA has added three awards to accompany the long-standing Hawkeye photographer of the year.

  • Writer of the Year
  • Designer of the Year
  • Videographer of the Year
  • Hawkeye Photographer of the Year

To enter this IHSPA contest, the student must have created their work for a school newspaper, magazine, website or yearbook between March 10, 2015 and March 5, 2016.

To submit your work – create an online portfolio that includes five work samples and date of publication and name of the publication where the work appeared or will appear for yearbooks contestants.

Contestant’s school must be an IHSPA member.

Judges will evaluate the effectiveness of the student’s coverage of an event or people in a school or community.

We will honor up to five finalists in these competitions. There are no school size classes in these contests.

Instructions
Photographer of the YearCreate an online portfolio that includes five photos including caption and date of publication and name of the publication in which the photo appeared.
Writer of the yearCreate an online portfolio that includes five writing samples, indicate date of publication and name of the publication in which the article appeared. Only student publications are allowed.
Videographer of the yearCreate an online portfolio that includes five news video samples, indicate date of publication and name of the publication in which the article appeared. Only student publications are allowed.
Designer of the yearCreate an online portfolio that includes five design samples, indicate date of publication and name of the publication in which the article appeared. Only student publications are allowed. Works for yearbooks are eligible.

How to enter

The applicant must create a website that hosts the portfolio. Most questions can be answered by viewing the JEA website. This is similar to the Journalist of the Year entry. Specific instructions about how to do this can be found at this link.

While this is not a JEA contest we are following their strategy.

Tips on how to build the WordPress site can be found here.

Once the website has been built use this link use the Better Newspaper Contest platform to enter.

Deadline: March 5, 2016

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