It’s time 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, digital media and video production; Golden Pen; and MIPA’s all-state Student Journalist Staff!

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

MIPA is making some changes to many of the on-site contests associated with the Spring Awards event. We hope that these changes will allow staff to focus attention on the main event and to explore new opportunities for activities in the future. For 2017, on-site contests will only be held in these categories:
  • News/feature video
  • Cinematography
MIPA has several additional special contests that deadline May 3. Participation in the Spring Awards event is not required:

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.


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.


  • $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 14
  • Cancellations & Refunds: Cancellations must be received by 5 p.m. April 17 to receive a refund

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Registration Opens: 8 a.m.
Individual Awards: 9-11 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Spartans 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.

On-Site Video Contests

Students can compete during the awards event in news/feature video or cinematography on-site contests.

Sign up for contests with your event registration.

Students conduct a video interview.