Judges discuss contest entries at MIPA's annual Judging Day.
Judges discuss contest entries at MIPA's annual Judging Day.

MIPA’s Individual Category Contests are judged by journalism educators, professional journalists and college journalism students who gather for a day at Michigan State University. It’s a great opportunity to network, and be inspired.

Join the fun!

We meet every year on a Saturday in early March (the first Saturday of MSU’s spring break).

Use the form below to sign up!

Never been a judge? New to journalism advising? No problem! You have what it takes to be one of our contest judges. We’ll teach you anything specific that you might need to know and we’ll pair you with an experienced judge. No one works alone!

Judging Day is a great opportunity to see some of the amazing journalism that students across Michigan are producing for their newspapers, yearbooks, broadcast programs and news websites. Advisers who attend tell us every year that it’s one of the most valuable things they do. You’ll leave inspired and with great ideas that you can put to use in your own classroom.

Questions? Contact the MIPA office.

Getting to the Michigan State Communication Arts & Sciences Building