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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 2022 Competition:
11:59 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, 2022


 


Note to Advisers


Beginning with the 2022 competition, we will be using a new platform for our Newspaper & Digital News Media Contest. The categories and general organization of the contest will remain the same in most respects. The primary change will concern how entries are submitted. We will provide details as the 2021-22 school year proceeds. For now, please be aware the some — but not all — of the information below will become obsolete due to the new platform.  


About the Contest


To be eligible for the 2022 contest, your students’ work must have been published between March 16, 2021, and March 15, 2022. The eligibility window includes work published on March 16, 2021, or on March 15, 2022.

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 2022 contest, you must be a 2021-22 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.


Changes in Contest Fee & Waiver Policy


(1) As of the 2021-22 membership year (July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022), our contest fee will be $20. This is a flat fee that entitles you to submit as many entries as you would like.

(2) Also beginning with the 2021-22 membership year, we will no longer waive the fee for the first IJEA contest of the year that you enter as your students’ adviser. Instead, all advisers must submit the $20 contest fee even if this is your first IJEA contest of the year.


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.


2021 Newspaper & Digital News Media Contest (work published from March 2020 to March 2021)

Division 1 Winners (with links to winning entries)
Division 2 Winners (with links to winning entries)
Division 3 Winners (with links to winning entries)
Division 4 Winners (with links to winning entries)
Division 5 Winners (with links to winning entries)


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

Division 1 Winners (with links to winning entries)
Division 2 Winners (with links to winning entries)
Division 3 Winners (with links to winning entries)
Division 4 Winners (with links to winning entries)
Division 5 Winners (with links to winning entries)


• 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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