Save the date to celebrate!

We’re excited about celebrating journalism and presenting awards to Michigan students.

MIPA’s annual Spring Awards & On-Site Contests event is focused on awards — lots of awards! Most students will meet for the exciting awards presentation in the morning, while others will take part in the On-Site Contests.

Enjoy watching all of the awards MIPA will be presenting in the morning. They include Individual Category Contests for yearbook, newspaper, new media and video production; Golden Pen; MIPA’s all-state Student Journalist Staff and All-MIPA!

We also hope students from each participating school will join in a special Center for Michigan Community Conversation! You can be a part of the public policy discussion about important issues facing our state.

Advisers are invited to join us for lunch and MIPA’s annual membership meeting.

Awards will continue in the afternoon and we’ll end with the Spartan Awards presentation.

More Information

On-Site Contests

Sign your students up for the contests! On-Site Contest winners will be announced on the MIPA website after the event. Pay for On-Site Contests when you register.

We have contests to allow students to compete on site, to carry in work they’ve recently produced, to take home special projects and to vote for their favorites in our Students’ Choice Awards!

Annual Meeting

Advisers, meet up with your adviser friends during the adviser luncheon and network with others throughout the day. The annual MIPA business meeting will take place at the luncheon. Students have lunch on their own.

Members vote on candidates for office and receive a report on the operations of the organization.

  • More information coming soon!


MIPA’s annual contests recognize students for their individual work and the collective work of their student media outlet. The organization also occasionally recognizes advisers, administrators and other supporters of scholastic journalism for their outstanding work.

Register Now


  • $12 per student (MIPA members)
  • $14 per student (non-members)
  • $25 per adviser (includes lunch); $15 without lunch
  • Save $1 per student when you pre-pay by April 15
  • Cancellations & Refunds: Cancellations must be received by April 15 to receive a refund

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Registration Opens: 8 a.m.
Awards & On-Site Contests: 9-11 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Spartans & Students’ Choice Awards: 12:15-1 p.m.

Lansing Center
333 E. Michigan Avenue
Lansing, Michigan 48833

Please review our event policies. It is understood that by the act of registering students for an event, advisers assume responsibility for their students’ behavior and well-being during a MIPA activity.

Spring On-Site Contests

Students can compete during the awards event in writing, yearbook and video contests. Plus, compete in the Students’ Choice Awards and with several carry-in contests.

Sign up for contests with your event registration. Submit entries using MIPA’s contest system by using the button below.

Submit Contest Entries