Statewide high school journalism contest
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CHICAGO — The Illinois Woman's
Press Association, in association with the National Federation of
Press Women, honors the best student journalists, writers and
communicators in the state through an annual high school
This year, the National Federation of Press Women has converted the
contest's entry system into a quick and easy-to-use online entry
system. The link to enter work, which can be uploaded by a teacher
or student, is
Students may enter work in one of 20 categories: Editorial,
Opinion, News Story, Feature Story, Sports Story, Columns, Feature
Photo, Sports Photo, Cartooning, Review, Graphics/Photo
Illustration, Single-Page Layout, Double-Truck Layout, Environment,
Video News Story, Video Feature Story, Video Sports Story, Yearbook
Layout, Yearbook Photo and Yearbook Copywriting.
The student's work must have been completed between March 1,
2013, and Feb. 28, 2014. Entries must be submitted electronically by
March 10. More information is available by emailing
firstname.lastname@example.org or by going
to the student contest section of
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Each state winner of first, second, third or honorable mention
will receive a certificate, with first-place winners going on to
compete nationally. IWPA presents the Silver Pen Award to the high
school achieving the highest number of points among student contest
entrants. The 2014 high school winning the Silver Pen Award will
receive $100. State honors are presented during an IWPA awards
luncheon in May.
Those who place first in the NFPW contest receive $100 cash.
National honors are presented during an awards luncheon at the
annual NFPW conference, which will be Sept. 4-6 in Greenville, S.C.
The 2014 national judges will select a "best of show" from all the
first-place national awards The school attended by the student who
wins this Award of Excellence receives $500 for the school.
For more information, contact Cecilia Green, contest co-director,
at email@example.com or
[Text from file received from the
Illinois Woman's Press Association]