The GSSPA holds three annual contests โ€” the Print Newspaper Contest, Online Publication Contest, and Yearbook Contest. Both will be judged over the summer, and the winners will be announced at our Fall Conference at Rutgers University on Oct. 28.

The contests are judged by professional journalists, professors and experienced advisers and include a critique. Any content from this school year is eligible, and information sheets for each category are linked below. Up to six submissions per categories are allowed, and entries must be postmarked by June 30.

GSSPA Newspaper Contest


Newspaper Contest Information

Print/Online Newspaper Packet Cover Sheet

Individual Print Category Entry Forms

Print Newspaper Overall Excellence Entry Form

Online Overall Excellence Form

Online Publication Individual Category Entry Forms


GSSPA Yearbook Contest


Yearbook Contest Information

Yearbook Contest Entry Form

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