ACP membership is by publication, not by school or individual. When a publication joins, all students on staff and advisers of that publication are covered under that membership. You can join at any time and your membership will last one full year from the time of payment. As a member, your staff will be notified of all contests, conventions, workshops and deadlines.
Critiques for publications and websites are a valuable teaching tool for both the new and veteran adviser or student.
EXPOSURE TO TRENDS
Through our annual Pacemaker book, and the Featured Pacemaker online gallery, students see and learn about the best work being done by their peers throughout the country.
Participation by students in ACP’s national competitions for staffs and individual students promotes intellectual growth, academic excellence and a healthy, competitive spirit.
NETWORKING WITH PEERS
By attending an ACP convention or workshop, participating in our Facebook page or following us on Twitter, you’ll gain a network of like-minded students and advisers whose ideas and opinions are at your disposal. Students and advisers will also have access to the ACP Facebook Discussion Groups, an online space for conversations on all aspects of scholastic journalism.
HONORS AND RECOGNITION
Receiving an All-American rating, a Pacemaker, an Individual Award or other national award boosts staff morale, builds self-esteem, fosters pride in the school and helps recruit new staff members.
|LEVEL 1 $119||LEVEL 2 $129||LEVEL 3 $139||LEVEL 4 $149||BROADCAST $69|
|School enrollment||5,000 or less||5,001-10,000||10,001-20,000||more than 20,000||N/A|
|Eligibility to enter Pacemaker contests||Included||Included||Included||Included||Included|
|Eligibility to enter Individual Award contests||Included||Included||Included||Included||Included|
|Reduced registration fees for conventions||Included||Included||Included||Included||Included|
|Eligibility for convention Best of Show Awards||Included||Included||Included||Included||Included|
|The Pacemaker book||Included||Included||Included||Included||Included|
|ACP Guidebook (yearbook, newspaper, magazine or multimedia)||Included||Included||Included||Included||Included|
|Certificate of membership||Included||Included||Included||Included||Included|
|Publication or website critique||with Premium membership upgrade||with Premium membership upgrade||with Premium membership upgrade||with Premium membership upgrade|
|Eligibility for the ACP All-American Hall of Fame||Included||Included||Included||Included||Included|