NSPA 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.
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 Best of the High School Press 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 NSPA’s national competitions for staffs and individual students promotes intellectual growth, academic excellence and a healthy, competitive spirit.
NETWORKING WITH PEERS
By attending an NSPA 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 NSPA Facebook Discussion Board, an online space for conversations on all aspects of scholastic journalism.
HONORS AND RECOGNITION
Receiving an All-American rating, a Pacemaker, an NSPA scholarship or other national award boosts staff morale, builds self-esteem, fosters pride in the school and helps recruit new staff members.
|High School Membership Fee||$129||$129||$129||$129||$99|
|Junior High/Middle School Membership Fee||$69||$69||$69||$69||$69|
|Eligibility to enter Pacemaker contests||Yearbook Pacemaker||Newspaper and Online Pacemakers||Magazine Pacemaker||Online Pacemaker||Broadcast and Online Pacemakers|
|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|
|Best of the High School Press book||Included||Included||Included||Included||Included|
|NSPA Guidebook (yearbook, newspaper, magazine or multimedia)||Included||Included||Included||Included||Included|
|Eligibility to enroll students in NSPA’s Journalism Honor Roll||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 NSPA All-American Hall of Fame||with purchase of critique||with purchase of critique||with purchase of critique||with purchase of critique||with purchase of critique|