It’s Summer Contest Time!

Yearbook, print, broadcast, and online student media entries are now being accepted for our annual statewide contest.

Its Summer Contest Time!

2023 Contests
Deadlines for all contests (yearbook, print, online) is July 1.

You can find links to the forms for submitting your entries at the bottom of this page.

The contests are judged by professional journalists, professors and experienced advisers from outside New Jersey, and every single entry receives feedback. For the print and online newspaper contests, content published from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023 is eligible, and up to six submissions per categories are allowed for the print and online contests. Entries will be submitted entirely digitally again this year, and all category submission forms can be found in the links below.

As always, If you have any questions, difficulties, issues, or concerns about deadlines, categories, entries, or anything else, reach out to one of the following:
Yearbook- Staci Toporek – [email protected]
Newspaper- Alana Van Der Sluys – [email protected]
Online – Wayne Wooley – [email protected]
Membership – Sue Everett – [email protected]

Winners will announced at our Fall Press Day on Oct. 30.

Yearbook Contest Info
Yearbook Contest Entry Form
Print, Online Newspaper, & Broadcast Contest Entry Forms
Entry forms with judging criteria are found on the second page of the Google Form linked above. For preparation purposes, the categories you will find:

0-Special Coverage: New Voices

1-News Writing

2-Feature Writing

3-Sports Writing

4-In-Depth Reporting

5-Editorial Writing

6-Opinion Writing

7-Personal Narrative

8-Column Writing

9-Review Writing



12-Editorial Cartooning

13-Layout and Design

14-Overall Print Excellence

15-Multimedia Package – News

16-Multimedia Package – Features

17-Multimedia Package – Sports

18-Broadcast Segment

19-News Magazine Show (Long form) Episode

20-News Show (Short Form) Episode

21-Short Documentary


23-Breaking News

24-Timely Sports/Game Coverage

25-Photo Gallery

26-Social Media Presence

27-Overall Online Excellence