Stevenson HS Yearbook, The Ambassador

It’s Time to Send in Your 2013 Yearbook for the Spartan Contest!

Postmark Deadlines

  • Spring Delivery Books
    • Spring Yearbook Spartan Deadline: July 15, 2013
    • Spring Yearbook Spartan Late Deadline: Aug. 15, 2013*
  • Fall Delivery Books
    • Fall Yearbook Spartan Deadline: Nov. 15, 2013
    • Fall Yearbook Spartan Late Deadline: Dec. 16, 2013*

About this Contest

Your yearbook will be sent to an out-of-state judge who will evaluate your publication against the standards provided by MIPA in its evaluation booklet. Participating media outlets receive a Bronze, Silver, Gold or Spartan Award — MIPA’s highest honor — based on how well they meet MIPA’s student media standards.

Winners of the Spartan Award will be recognized at the Spring Awards & On-Site Contests at the Lansing Center in April. The evaluation booklet with judge’s comments will be sent to you via email once it is received in the MIPA office.

Yearbooks are only returned if annotated or if a postage-paid (no stamps allowed), self-addressed mailer is included with the entry. Contact the MIPA office if you have any questions.

Please read the entry materials for other requirements.

Yearbook Individual Category Contest

Spartan General Directions

  1. You must send in your 2013 yearbook along with the entry form.
  2. Include a memo to the judge detailing any special school situations, concerns or problems with this yearbook’s production.
  3. You may turn in your yearbook up to one-month late (see deadlines above) for an additional $40, but late entries will result in delays in getting your critique back from the judge.
  4. The fee for this contest is $45. Please make check payable to MIPA or pay online. If you are paying for several items – including membership dues or individual contest entries – with the same check, please include an itemized list of those payments.
  5. For an additional fee of $40, the judge will annotate your yearbook for you. That means the judge will write in the yearbook as well as fill out the evaluation booklet.
  6. You may ship your Spartan entry in the same package as individual contest entries. However, please separate those contests in clearly labeled envelopes within your package.
  7. Send entries, fee and form to:

MIPA—Spartan Yearbook Evaluation
Michigan State University School of Journalism
404 Wilson Road, Room 305
East Lansing, MI  48824

Thank you!