There are several changes to this IHSPA All-Iowa News Teams competition this year. The criteria is listed below.
Member schools are automatically entered into this competition. Your publication is awarded points for first, second, third and Awards of Excellence in the categories of Writing, Photography and Art/Illustration/Design and Web. Points are awarded in each of the school size classifications. Consider entering more to improve your chances.
Schools accumulating the top five points in each size class will be honored as IHSPA All-Iowa News Teams Finalists. These award will be given in the spring. (We will not be labeling these first, second, etc.)
The 15 schools achieving IHSPA All-Iowa News Teams Finalists designation are encouraged to submit three editions and your website to be compete for the five IHSPA All-Iowa News Teams awards.
This will provide the opportunity to submit work from the spring term. The schools will submit three complete editions (one from fall, one from spring and one editor’s choice). The submissions will be via mail and must arrive in the IHSPA office by July 1, 2017.
This award will be revealed at the fall conference. There are no classes for this competition.
The judging rubric will focus on quality, not quantity.