Contests & Awards

  • MIPA has several spring contests to help members finish the academic year strong.

  • Submission deadline: 11:59 p.m. May 3, 2017 MIPA's Special Projects contest recognizes work created for a MIPA member student media outlet that goes beyond the regular work of that student media outlet. Such projects typically do not fit the criteria for MIPA's other contests throughout the school year. The project can be either created by an individual or [...]
  • Submission deadline: 11:59 p.m. May 3, 2017 Students will submit one broadcast of school news, which is typical of their school news program. Judges will view only 10 minutes of any broadcast. (If your entry is longer than 10 minutes, you may indicate on the entry form which 10-minute segment should be judged. Otherwise, judges will view from [...]
  • 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 […]

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