Contests & Awards

  • The Michigan Interscholastic Press Association (MIPA), Michigan Humanities Council (MHC) and the Pulitzer Prizes Board are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Pulitzer Prizes in 2016. To mark the occasion, Michigan students in grades 8-11 are invited to participate in a special contest celebrating the value of great journalism in society.

  • Create a fictional or documentary short film within 2 weeks is no longer than 5 minutes that fits this year’s theme

  • The winners of the Students’ Choice Awards will be chosen by MIPA Spring Awards & On-Site Conference attendees and the general public, who will view entries and cast votes for their favorites on MIPA’s Facebook page during the event.

  • MIPA annually recognizes individual students (and teams) for their outstanding work in a variety of categories. Award winners are announced at MIPA’s Spring Conference in April.

  • MIPA annually honors individuals for their contributions to scholastic journalism in Michigan. These honors include All-MIPA and the all-state Student Journalist Staff, JEA Student Journalist of the Year-Michigan Representative, Golden Pen Award, John Field Award and Administrator of the Year.

  • The Spartan Award is MIPA’s highest honor for a student media outlet. Get information on submitting your newspaper, yearbook, video program or website to be critiqued.

  • Enter our carry-in contest and you may leave MIPA’s Middle School Conference with some award-winning students! Entries should be published work or work scheduled for publication. Please do not enter classroom exercises not intended to be published. MIPA’s Middle School Conference doesn’t only feature great speakers to help motivate your students and teach them tips […]

  • MIPA’s annual Spring Awards & On-Site Contests event isn’t just a place where students pick up their awards — they can take part in our On-Site Contests to showcase their skills and earn even more awards!