The Illinois Woman's Press Association (IWPA), in association with the National Federation of Press Women (NFPW), is honoring the best student journalists, writers and communicators in the state with the annual High School Communications Contest.
Work may be uploaded by teachers and students through omnicontests4.com/default.aspx?comp_id=1282.
Students may enter work in one of the following categories: editorial, opinion, news story, feature story, sports story, column, 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, according to a press release.
The works must have been completed between March 1, 2013, and February 28, 2014. Entries must be submitted electronically by March 10, the release states.
For more information, email email@example.com, or visit the student contest section of iwpa.org.
First, second, third and honorable mention winners from each state will receive a certificate, with first-place winners going on to compete nationally. State honors will be presented during the IWPA Communications Awards Luncheon in May, the release states.
Those who place first in the NFPW contest will receive $100. National honors are presented during the High School Communications Competition Awards Luncheon at the annual NFPW conference Sept. 4-6, in Greenville, S.C.
For more information, contact Cecilia Green, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 630-632-3053.
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