Members of the 2018 Student Journalist Staff represent the best student journalists from across the state of Michigan.
Members of the 2018 Student Journalist Staff represent the best student journalists from across the state of Michigan.

MIPA’s Student Journalist Staff annually recognizes Michigan’s top student journalists. This is our all-state student journalist team. Members of the Student Journalist Staff are graduating students who excel at their student media outlets. They are selected based on portfolios of their work.

Each MIPA member school may submit one candidate for consideration in each area of primary interest on the Student Journalist Staff: news writing & reporting, news design, yearbook, video, photojournalism and multiplatform.

From among the members of the Student Journalist Staff, MIPA will honor a student as All-MIPA in each of these six areas. All-MIPA honorees are the best of the best in their area of primary focus. Each All-MIPA winner will receive a $500 scholarship.

In addition, one member of the Student Journalist Staff will be selected as Michigan’s representative in the Journalism Education Association’s national Journalist of the Year competition.

The deadline for this contest is in February. Student Journalist Staff members will be recognized at the MIPA Spring Awards in April.

Application Form (opens in a new window)

Judging

Are you an adviser interested in judging Student Journalist Staff porfolios? Contact [email protected] at least one week prior to the contest deadline to be assigned to a judging committee. Please include in your email the names of any students submitting portfolios into this year’s contest and to which area of interest they are applying. Judges work remotely and must complete their work in the two weeks following the contest deadline. Thank you!

A panel of at least two judges will evaluate the portfolios in each of the areas of interest. Judges may not work in any area of interest in which they have a student entered.

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