Contest and critique winners will be announced at the ASPA State Convention Feb. 22-23, 2013 on the University of Alabama campus, as well as winners of the Senior Awards. Awards and critiques for schools not represented at State Convention will be mailed to the school after the event. E-mail email@example.com with questions.
The deadline for the following awards is Jan. 28, 2013:
Senior Awards (pdf) These awards are for Alabama high school seniors who work with scholastic media of any type. Seniors can apply and compete to be named overall journalist of the year, the state’s top scholastic feature writer, and the state’s top editorial or opinion writer. Seniors can apply for one, two or three of the awards with a single portfolio (see our Portfolio checklist). Winners of the three competitions, in addition to receiving $500, will be considered for a $2,500 college scholarship to major in journalism. Award winners will be announced at the ASPA State Convention in Tuscaloosa (Feb. 22-23).
Susie DeMent Adviser of the Year Award Students may nominate their advisers for ASPA’s Susie DeMent Adviser of the Year Award. In addition to this nomination form, write a letter stating why the adviser deserved the award. Advisers may also nominate other advisers. Letters from other students, teachers, administrators and colleagues and a resume may be included.
Larry Haynes Administrator of the Year Award ASPA members may recognize the contributions of their principals or administrators with the Larry Haynes Administrator of the Year Award. In addition to this nomination form, write a letter of nomination along with letters from students, other teachers and administrators, etc. You might want to include the school’s Freedom of Expression Policy and newspaper articles about the nominee.
2013 ASPA Contest and Critiques
Please read all ASPA Contest and Critique Guidelines (which includes guidelines for individual entries) for the 2013 Contest and Critique. Then download and complete the following forms to enter. The deadline for the ASPA office to receive entries for all media is Dec. 14, 2012. Please mail the forms attached to entries (as explained in the guidelines) to:
Meredith Cummings, Director
Alabama Scholastic Press Association
The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0172
Broadcast Critique Form 2012 (Word Doc)
Yearbook Critique Form 2012 (Word Doc)
Newspaper Critique Form 2012(Word Doc)
Literary Magazine Critique Form 2012 (Word Doc)
Online Critique Form 2012 (Word Doc)
Check out the Carry-in guidelines and Carry-in-categories, which may be brought to the State Convention in February, 2013. Carry-in and onsite contest registration are included as part of the State Convention registration process.