• March 29Blue Banner, newspaper and website, are due January 15.
  • March 23Golden Dozen deadline is November 15.
  • March 23Best Story Contest entries are due January 15.


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SISPA Updates

Sept. 27

Welcome back!

Just a short post to let you know that dues will be $50 again this year. Your membership dues also cover all your contest fees for the year –Golden Dozen, Blue Banners, Best Story and Onsite Contest at our Winter Conference in February.

That being said, Golden Dozen deadline will be here before you know it. Please remember that membership dues should be mailed to Cathy at the address on the membership form. Books should be sent to Gina at the address on the Golden Dozen form.

If you are interested in looking at the critique booklet that will be used, it's posted on the Golden Dozen page under Contests on the website.

I will be sending more information as it becomes available. Until then, I wish you a smooth year with as few surprises as humanly possible,