Competition was intense in all six categories of the 2017 NSPA Individual Awards with 3,500 entries competing.
Judges have selected 280 NSPA Individual Award finalists, representing eight percent of the entries. Of those finalists, 140 will be announced as winners and presented with plaques indicating their top-five ranking. The winners represent only four percent of the total entries.
Both the finalists and winners will be recognized at the JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention, Nov. 16-19 in Dallas.
Finalists in the following NSPA Individual Award categories have been announced: