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 to improve their journalism. We also have a contest just for junior high and middle school student media outlets. Bring your entries with you and we’ll have them judged before you leave!

Please make a copy of the entry form form and attach it to each entry. Turn in your entries when you check in at the Middle School Conference.

We also encourage junior highs and middle schools to enter MIPA’s annual contests, which have a deadline in Feburary.

Get the Entry Form

News Categories

Entries in this contest must have been published in your student newspaper or on your news website from the current calendar year, OR be scheduled for publication in November. The student does not need to still be attending your school.

  • Best News or Feature Story (Limit: 2 entries per school)
  • Best Photograph (Limit: 2 entries per school)
  • Best Page Design (Limit: 2 entries per school)
  • Best News Video (Limit: 2 entries per school) Submit via flash drive or URL

Yearbook Categories

Entries in this contest may be from your last-completed yearbook OR be work that has been completed for publication in your upcoming book. You may copy pages from the book to enter into each category, but we encourage you to bring the book with you. You will get the book back at the end of the conference. The student does not need to still be attending your school.

  • Best Caption (Limit: 2 entries per school)
  • Best Photograph (Limit: 2 entries per school)
  • Best Two-Page Spread (Limit: 2 entries per school)