YearbookSlider2013-14 Yearbook Contest Announcement

Postmark Deadline Schedule At-A-Glance

  • Spring Delivery Books
    • Early Entry MIPA Individual Category Yearbook Contest: July 15, 2013
    • Regular Entry MIPA Individual Category Yearbook Contest: Feb. 14, 2014
    • Spring Yearbook Spartan Deadline: July 15, 2013
    • Spring Yearbook Spartan Late Deadline: Aug. 15, 2013*
  • Fall Delivery Books
    • Early Entry MIPA Individual Category Yearbook Contest: Nov. 15, 2013
    • Regular Entry MIPA Individual Category Yearbook Contest: Feb. 14, 2014
    • Fall Yearbook Spartan Deadline: Nov. 15, 2013
    • Fall Yearbook Spartan Late Deadline: Dec. 16, 2013*

Go to the main Contests & Awards page
Enter the Spartan contest
Enter the Yearbook Individual Category Contest

Please read everything here so that you are familiar with the contest.

  • Please go to the Contests & Awards page for information about MIPA’s other contests. Expect an announcement on newspaper, new media, video and special honors (including the Golden Pen and All-MIPA/Student Journalist Staff) in December. We’re helping the environment by not sending out all this printed material! Please download and print only the contest information you are interested in.
  • Please note that all awards will be presented at MIPA’s Spring Awards & On-Site Contests in April at the Lansing Center. You will receive registration materials for that by March.
  • It’s important to read everything carefully on the forms. Some changes may have been made. Also, be sure to check off on most contest forms that you have read the MIPA policy on plagiarism and copyright. MIPA will enforce this policy, and noncompliance could slow down the process.
  • Please be sure you are a current MIPA member when submitting your entries. MIPA’s contests are only open to members. If you would like to know about membership, please visit the membership page.
    • For the Spartan contest: Spring delivery yearbooks must have been a member during the academic year that is ending or must sign up as a new member by the spring Spartan deadline. New members who join MIPA at end of the academic year will have their membership carried through the following year. Fall delivery yearbooks must have paid their dues for the current academic year by the fall Spartan deadline.
    • For the individual contest: Yearbooks must be members at the time of the regular contest deadline in February to have their entries included in the individual contest.
  • Entries in the Individual Category Yearbook Contest that make the early entry deadline receive a 10 percent discount on entry fees. Entries in the Individual Category New Media Contest are not eligible for early entry. Please watch for MIPA’s general contest announcement in December for details on these categories and entry requirements.
  • Please note that you must adhere to the postmark deadlines on all contests. In addition, entries must reach the MIPA office at least one day before judging day  OR THEY MAY NOT GET INTO THE INDIVIDUAL CONTEST. We sort all entries the day before judging day.
  • PLEASE READ: DO NOT RELY ON YOUR CENTRAL ADMINISTRATION OFFICE TO SEND YOUR CONTEST ENTRY PACKET. It’s best to go to the post office yourself and mail the package. It is too important to you and to your students to risk letting it go through school mail. And to be even more sure (especially if you are mailing it on the postmark deadline), ask to see the postmark on the package and then get a receipt. We also recommend you get a tracking number.
  • Please keep a copy of each of the forms that you send for your records.

Please note: All fees must accompany contest entries, or they will not be included in the judging. You may pay for contests with a credit card at our payment site. Checks should be made payable to MIPA.

*It is possible to send in only Spartan contest entries up to one month late for additional $40 fee. Note that results from late entries may be delayed. Late entries will not be accepted for the Individual Yearbook Category Contest.

PLEASE feel free to contact the MIPA office at any time to ask for clarification about something: 517-353-6761 or [email protected].

Want to enter the contests, but can’t come to the Spring Awards & On-Site Contests in April?
You can get your awards sent to you for a nominal fee.