In conjunction with the professional contest, the NFPW Education Fund is also launching the NFPW High School Communications Contest for all high school students. 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 where the entries will compete against other first place entries. The national first place winners will receive a $100 cast prize (per category). The national first place winners will then advance to another round of judging where the top winner will be selected and honored with an Award of Achievement for their entry judged as the “best of the best.” The winner will receive a $250 cash award and the student’s high school journalism program will also receive a $250 cash award.
The high school contest entry deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021 at noon in the entrant’s time zone.
Names in bold had entries in the national competition, and their placement (if any) is shown at the end of the line. Emily Anderson, Rocky Mountain High School, 2nd, Editorial, "Cost of college causes concern [...]
Tess Halac, Rocky Mountain, 1st, Single-Page Layout, Front Page, Jan. 21, 2011 Cassa Niedringhaus, Rocky Mountain, 2nd, Single-Page Layout, "Day of Recognition" Joanie Lyons, Mountain Vista, 3rd, Single-Page Layout, "Perfect Act" Macy Morgan & Jack [...]
First-place Winners Editorial: Connor Morgan, Kent Denver School, Englewood, Colo., "The Definition of a Hero" and first place at the national level Opinion: Caleb Cunningham, Kent Denver School, Englewood, Colo., "The New News" and first [...]
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