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 be active for the school year. As a member, your staff will be notified of all contests, conventions, workshops and deadlines.

FEEDBACK
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.

COMPETITIONS
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.

ACP Membership Benefits and Pricing

ACP Membership Benefits and Pricing
Newspaper Membership $135 Online-only Membership $135 Yearbook Membership $135 Magazine Membership $135 Broadcast Membership $99
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 $89 add-on $89 add-on $89 add-on $89 add-on $89 add-on
Eligibility for the ACP All-American Hall of Fame Included Included Included Included Included