Use this handy flyer (click left) that summarizes IHSPA’s mid-year contests, critiques and scholarships. This single-page document includes information about the Hoosier Star critique service and competition that includes newspapers from the 2014-15 school year. Deadline for the news critique is Jan. 31.
Encourage your sports staff to participate in a mid-year sports competition that includes entries from first semester through Jan. 31, 2015. See the flyer for details.
Also, be aware that all Student Journalist of the Year portfolios must be digital entries this year. Students must follow the JEA criteria on the JEA.ORG website for portfolio instructions. The Indiana deadline portfolio materials is Feb. 15, 2015. See flyer for details.
Finally, encourage students to design and submit a digital logs with the theme, “Truth to Tell” that could be used for a t-shirt in connection with IHSPA’s First Amendment contests. Also, don’t forget the essay contest regarding the topic “Why is it important for journalists to seek the news and report it.” Check the link for additional information included in the flyer.