• 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

Jan. 6
As we begin the new semester, I wanted to update you on Winter Conference and upcoming deadlines.

1. Winter conference is Feb. 22. Early registration for the event will save $1 per student attendee.
2. As of today, I have confirmation from Jeff Rogers of the Illinois Press Foundation, a remote session by someone from SNO, a professional photographer who will talk about portraits, and our regular yearbook camp as well as topical sessions by SIUC faculty. IJEA President Linda Jones will join us for the advisers' meeting to update you regarding the New Voices legislation.
3. Blue Banner entries, print and digital, and Best Story Contest entries must be submitted by Jan. 15. Remember that Best Story contest entries are now submitted via this website. Print Blue Banners are still mailed to Dana. Fees for the contests are covered by your membership dues.

If you have any questions, be sure to reach out to Cathy Wall at [email protected]