Quill and Scroll International  Writing  and Photo Contest:

Currently enrolled high school students, including Quill and Scroll members and non-members, are invited to enter the International Writing and Photo Contest. Awards are made in each of the 12 divisions. Winners will receive Quill and Scroll's National Award Gold Key and, if seniors, are eligible to apply for one of the scholarships offered by Quill and Scroll. Work appearing online or in print is acceptable. 

Deadline is Feb. 5, 2012.

Every entry must have been published in a high school or professional newspaper between Feb. 1, 2011, and Feb. 1, 2012, and must be the work of a currently enrolled high school student. Each entry must be the work of one student only, except in the In Depth Reporting/Team Division.

Awards are presented in 12 Divisions.    See details of requirements in the attached document below. The awards categories are:

Division 1 - Editorial
Division 2 - Editorial Cartoon
Division 3 - News Story 
Division 4 - Photography/ News Feature
Division 5 - Photography/Sports
Division 6 - Feature Story
Division 7 - General Columns
Division 8 - Review Columns
Division 9 - In-Depth Reporting/Individual
Division 10 - In-Depth Reporting/Team
Division 11 - Advertisement
Division 12 - Sports Story

There is a small fee per entry, but WSPN will cover the cost.  Please look over your work and let me know if you would like to submit something.

Wally Wikoff Scholarship for Editorial Leadership: Feb. 29

posted Jan 29, 2012, 12:08 PM by Mary Barber

The Wally Wikoff Scholarship for Editorial Leadership 

The $1,000 award is given annually to a high school senior on the staff of an NSPA member newspaper with a minimum 3.5 grade point average on a weighted 4.0 scale or equivalent.  In addition to the entry form, the applicant must submit three published editorials (signed or unsigned), a transcript or letter from guidance counselor verifying the applicant’s GPA and a brief letter of recommendation from the paper’s adviser.

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NSPA Journalism Honor Roll Scholarship: Feb. 29, 2012

posted Jan 29, 2012, 11:56 AM by Mary Barber

Students in the Class of 2012 who will be majoring in journalism in the fall may also apply for Honor Roll Scholarships of up to $1,000 by enclosing the following information on a separate sheet: name, school, contact 
information (home and school, including student's e-mail address), cumulative GPA (through first semester of senior year), publications experience (including years on staff, positions held and workshops/conventions attended) and college plans, including possible schools and course of study. In addition, include an essay of no more than 500 words that explains “Why I’m choosing a career in journalism.” Scholarship entry information should be enclosed with the student’s honor roll entry form and must be received no later than Feb. 29, 2012

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