IHSPA Spring Contests

2021 First Amendment Design Contest winner, Ashley O’Connor, Columbus North HS

Every spring, IHSPA offers the following student contests to celebrate First Amendment advocacy and excellence in sports journalism. Each competition awards a cash prize, and the entry deadline is April 15.

DAVID ADAMS HALL OF FAME ($250 to inductee)
Named after former IU Student Media Director and fierce student rights advocate David Adams, this honor recognizes those that promote and protect First Amendment freedoms within the school and community. Nominations may include a variety of evidence demonstrating a commitment to the five freedoms, particularly student expression. The only required material is a letter from the student media adviser detailing how their school actively supports and honors the First Amendment. Inductees will receive $250 for its student media department, plaques to place in the journalism classroom and main office, and permanent recognition on the IHSPA website. This honor is renewable on an annual basis. CLICK HERE TO ENTER.

FIRST AMENDMENT DESIGN CONTEST (winner: $150 • second: $100 • third: $50)
Students should submit original work of a logo, poster, or T-shirt design that promotes the First Amendment. Entry must be a high resolution PDF or image. CLICK HERE TO ENTER.

SPORTS JOURNALISM AWARD (winner: $150 • second: $100 • third: $50)
Each student who enters must submit three PDFs or links (in any combination of sports photos, sports columns or sports stories — print, video, or a Twitter thread of a sports event) that have been published in the student newspaper or online from the beginning of the current school year through the contest deadline. CLICK HERE TO ENTER.

Participants must complete this entry form before April 15 and submit content there or by emailing it to ihspa@franklincollege.edu.

NOTE: By entering any of the above contests, the author gives IHSPA permission to use the submitted content in any manner whatsoever without further attribution or notice to the creator.