2020-21 Calendar

Oct. 15, 2020
Early-bird registration ends —
JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention

Nov. 6, 2020 (extended from Oct. 2)
Deadline: Online Pacemaker entries. Judges’ review begins Nov. 9.

Nov. 13, 2020
Convention registration closes —
JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention

Nov. 19-21, 2020
JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention,
presented virtually, with access to pre-convention content
starting Nov. 16.

Nov. 30, 2020 (extended from Nov. 2)
Deadline: Yearbook Pacemaker entries
Deadline: Magazine/Literary Pacemaker entries

Dec. 1, 2020
Town Hall: Clips & Clicks contest

Dec. 28, 2020, 5 p.m. CT
Deadline: Fall Clips & Clicks contest

January 2021
Registration opens —
JEA/NSPA Spring National High School Journalism Convention

Go to spring.journalismconvention.org starting in January 2021 for the latest information — including the status of the on-site convention.

Jan. 31, 2021
Fall Clips & Clicks contest winners announced

Feb. 15, 2021
Registration opens for the JEA/NSPA Spring National High School Journalism Convention

Feb. 16, 2021, 5 p.m. Central
JEA/NSPA Town Hall: Spring convention preview

March 5, 2021
Deadline: Applications for the NSPA Honor Roll, Honor Roll scholarships and Wikoff Scholarship for Editorial Leadership

March 15-May 15, 2021
JEA/NSPA Spring National High School Journalism Convention, presented virtually

May 18, 2021, 3:30 p.m. ET
REGISTER for the FDA virtual press conference on vaccines

May 20, 2021, 11 a.m. CT
REGISTER to watch the announcement of the Pacemaker 100.

May 28, 2021
Deadline:
Spring Clips & Clicks contest

June 25, 2021
Deadline: NSPA Individual Awards
Deadlines: Broadcast, Newspaper/Newsmagazine, Specialty Magazine and Innovation Pacemaker entries

June 27-30, 2021
NSPA Gloria Shields Workshop, presented virtually

June 30, 2021
Spring Clips & Clicks contest winners announced