The NSPA Best of Show competition, a popular offering at the JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention, will be offered for all student media outlets attending the Philadelphia Storytelling Workshop.
Staff attending the in-person Philadelphia event may also enter the NSPA Best of Show competition for the virtual JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention.
Separate entry fees are required for each competition. The contest fee is $30 per entry for NSPA members and $45 per entry for nonmembers. Best of Show entries are purchased online when registering for the Philadelphia Storytelling Workshop.
The deadline for submitting Philadelphia Best of Show entries is noon ET Friday, Nov. 12. Bring entries to the workshop registration at the hotel.
The following Best of Show categories are offered in Philadelphia.
Schools may enter one regular edition of their newspaper/newsmagazine. Enter the most recent issue of newspaper/newsmagazines, published between Aug. 1, 2021, and the contest deadline. To enter, bring one print copy to the conference registration desk.
An online news website actively updated throughout the current school year. To enter, bring the URL to the conference registration desk.
Broadcast News Program
Entries consist of a single broadcast news program aired between Aug, 1, 2021 and the contest deadline. Entries must be submitted via a direct URL (i.e., a YouTube or Vimeo link). The news program must be housed on a site or channel owned by a school student media outlet and not a personal site or channel. To enter, bring the URL to the conference registration desk.
Literary Arts Magazine
Submit the most recent issue.To enter, bring one print copy to the conference registration desk.
The 2021 yearbook should be submitted. To enter, bring one print copy to the conference registration desk.
Staff members and advisers will sit down with an experienced adviser or professional journalist and review their student media. Critique sessions are 25 minutes and provide a one-on-one opportunity for students and advisers to ask questions.
Critiques cost $30 each and are purchased online when registering for the Philadelphia Storytelling Workshop. After you purchase the critique, NSPA will reach to schedule the critique.
Register for an on-site media critique through your conference registration. The deadline is at 11:59 p.m. Central Nov. 5.