2024 Contests

The deadline for all contests (yearbook, print, online) is July 1.

The contests are judged by experienced advisers from outside New Jersey, and every entry receives feedback.

Criteria for Submission:

  • For the print and online newspaper contests, content published from July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024 is eligible
  • Up to six submissions per category are allowed.
  • Each submission costs $5
  • Social Media category is $10
  • Overall Excellence entry is $45
  • Yearbook entry is $80

Entries will be submitted entirely digitally, and all category submission forms can be found in the links below:

Entry forms with news media judging criteria are found on the second page of the Google Form linked above.

If you have any questions, difficulties, issues, or concerns about deadlines, categories, entries, or anything else, reach out to one of the following:

Winners will announced at our Fall Press Day on Oct. 28.

For preparation purposes, the categories you will find on the Print, Online & Broadcast Contest entry form are:
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-Info-Graphics (New category)
13-Editorial Cartooning
14-Layout and Design
15-Overall Print Excellence ($45)
16-Multimedia Package – News
17-Multimedia Package – Features
18-Multimedia Package – Sports
19-Broadcast Segment
20-News Magazine Show (Long form) Episode
21-News Show (Short Form) Episode
22-Short Documentary
24-Breaking News
25-Timely Sports/Game Coverage
26-Photo Gallery
27-Social Media Presence
28-Overall Online Excellence ($45)

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2024 Contests