Deadline: Feb. 16, 2018

Previous Administrator of the Year Honorees

MIPA’s Administrator of the Year award recognizes administrators who have shown strong interest in and support for scholastic journalism.

Nominations must be received by the MIPA office by the deadline indicated above.

Selection is based on a portfolio, which should include letters and other documentation that illustrate support for the journalism program, adviser and students. You will upload these documents using the below form. Portfolios should be specific and should address the following areas:

  • Awareness of current issues in journalism
  • Journalism’s place in the curriculum
  • Understanding of the role of secondary administrators in journalism curriculum
  • Allowing students press freedom
  • Financing
  • Encouragement of academic and professional growth
  • Personal support and encouragement
  • Each member school may nominate one person for this award.

Please include high-resolution photo of the administrator.

Submitting Your Nomination

  1. Submit a nomination for the Administrator of the Year Award via MIPA’s contest submission system.
  2. Please pay attention to acceptable file formats of entry materials. Some question ask for a specific file type (such as .PDF or .JPG).
  3. Entries that cannot be accessed on judging day will be disqualified.
  4. Entries must be submitted by the contest deadline. Late entries will not be accepted.
  5. Log into the contest system
      The adviser will be prompted to create a free account in the submission system (accounts carry over from year to year) before uploading your first contest entry.
      Log in to access your account.
  6. Fill out the nomination form as directed.