Many, many thanks to our advisers for helping us make the Student Journalism Contests happen this year. We certainly could not have done it without you.
- We have finally secured 16 judges, one for each category in the contests. Every judge holds adjudicating certification from JEA, so we’re excited to have so many brilliantly qualified experts on board.
- About 150 students from 25 schools across the state competed. As we had 27 schools with students slated to compete in last year’s Finals, I’m very happy with the numbers.
- Judges do not have to return the entries until April 1. We will tally everything up and release the results sometime in late April or early May.All purchase orders for the contest fees went out this morning. Check your email.
2021-2022 Membership Fee
The board will soon be discussing the possibility of waiving the membership fee for the 2021-2022 year. The board understands times are tough and want to be able to pass along some good news.
Photo Opportunity Through PNA, Penn State, and PSPA
We all know that the pandemic has made it difficult for student journalists to do their work, so wouldn’t it be nice to have a forum to give your students some recognition?
Advisers are being asked to submit photos of their staff at work, along with a few sentences of reflection about what it's been like to continue with their newspaper or yearbook during the pandemic. The photos may be taken by students or the adviser. The reflections should be by the students.
The PNA website is scheduled to launch on March 14. More information about how to upload your photos will be announced soon. Photos should be submitted by March 10.