In conjunction with the professional contest, the NFPW Education Fund is also launching the NFPW High School Communications Contest for all middle and high school students throughout the United States. The student entries must be published between Feb. 1, 2020 and January 31, 2021.
The high school contest is a three-tier contest. The entries are first submitted to a state contest. In states without high school contest (such as Colorado), students are encouraged to enter the at-large contest. First-place winners will advance to the national contest. The national first place winners will receive a $100 cash prize (per category). The national first place winners will then advance to a third round of judging where a top winner will be selected as “Best of the Best” by a panel of three judges. The winner will receive a $250 cash award (team entries split the award) and will be invited to speak at the award luncheon.
The high school contest entry deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021 at noon in the entrant’s time zone. All the national high school winners will be honored at a luncheon during the NFPW annual conference in Little Rock, Arkansas.
The 2021 contest is available here.