High School Communications Contest

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High School Communications Contest 2020-10-12T18:00:43-06:00

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.

The 2021 contest is available here.