Hoosier Star Student Media Evaluation Service

The Indiana High School Press Association hopes staffs will take advantage of the Hoosier Star Evaluation Service and accompanying guidebooks to enhance the overall quality of their respective student media outlet. Students and their advisers are encouraged to utilize these educational tools during planning sessions and production cycles throughout the school year as well as summer workshops to set high standards for their journalism program and better serve their audience.


Guidebooks & Deadlines

Yearbook: November 1

Website: January 15

Newspaper: March 15

Broadcast: May 15


Entry Forms


Website (FREE FOR 2021!)


Broadcast (FREE FOR 2021!)

IMPORTANT: All submissions MUST include a completed entry form for their respective student media outlet.


Hoosier Star Award

Submissions earning an overall rating of “superior” or “excellent” are finalists for the Hoosier Star Award. All finalists are recognized, and the winners announced, during the October state convention at Franklin College. Click here for event dates and information.

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