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IJEA Newspaper & Digital News Media Contest


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(All contest submissions must be made from contest homepage)

Submission Deadline for 2021 Competition (EXTENDED):
11:59 p.m. Monday, March 22, 2021


 


About the Contest


NOTE TO ADVISERS: We have extended the deadline for submission of entries to 11:59 p.m. Monday, March 22, 2021. All other details concerning the 2021 contest remain unchanged. Thank you, and good luck!

To be eligible for the 2021 contest, your students’ work must have been published between March 16, 2020, and March 15, 2021. The eligibility window includes work published on March 16, 2020, or on March 15, 2021.

There is one exception to this eligibility window. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, we will again offer a special category: Best COVID-19 Coverage. This category is meant to recognize outstanding student coverage of COVID-19 and its impact on school communities. The eligibility window for entries in this category is from April 1, 2020, to March 15, 2021.

General information about the contest and specific instructions concerning categories and submissions are available at the contest homepage.

Advisers, please note: In order to enter your students’ work in the 2021 contest, you must be a 2020-21 member of IJEA. Membership dues are $25 per year.

To join IJEA, please complete and submit our online membership form OR our PDF form. In either case, mail your $25 membership fee to: Jenn Galloy, IJEA Treasurer, 7405 Kenicott Lane, Plainfield, IL 60586. All necessary payment instructions are included in both the online and PDF membership forms. For more information about IJEA membership, click here.

As a benefit, each member is entitled to waive the $10 contest fee for one of our two publication contests (newspaper and yearbook). So if a member advises just newspaper and enters the contest, then there is no fee. If a member advises both newspaper and yearbook and enters both contests, the member would pay just one of the contest fees.

 


Contest Winners Since 2010


Congratulations to all of our winning publication staffs and advisers over the years! Our contest is dedicated to recognizing the hard work and dedication you put into telling the stories of your schools. Prior to 2011 this contest was known as the Eastern Illinois High School Press Association Newspaper Contest.


2020 Newspaper & Digital News Media Contest (work published from March 2019 to March 2020)


 2019 Newspaper & Digital News Media Contest (work published from March 2018 to March 2019)


 2018 Newspaper & Digital News Media Contest (work published from March 2017 to March 2018)


• 2017 Newspaper & Digital News Media Contest (work published from March 2016 to March 2017)


 2016 Newspaper & Digital News Media Contest (work published from March 2015 to March 2016)


 2015 Newspaper Contest (work published from March 2014 to March 2015)


 2014 Newspaper Contest (work published from March 2013 to March 2014)


 2013 Newspaper Contest (work published from March 2012 to March 2013)


 2012 Newspaper Contest (work published from March 2011 to March 2012)


 2011 Newspaper Contest (work published from March 2010 to March 2011)


 2010 Newspaper Contest (work published from March 2009 to March 2010)


 

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