• 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.


Site for the Southern Illinois School Press Association



About Us



SISPA, Southern Illinois School Press Association, helps student journalists and advisers as they publish their schools’ newspapers and yearbooks.  Through the support of the SIU Carbondale’s School of Journalism, the organization offers support, critique services, workshops, and much more to high schools, junior highs and middle schools in Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri and Indiana.  Please email [email protected] with any questions.




SISPA Executive Committee

Cathy Wall, director
Dana Donovan, newspaper contests
Gina Shook, yearbook contests
John Wells, on-site contests

Sami Goetting, on-site contests

Darlene Reidelberger, SIUC liaison
Dr. Jan Thompson, director, SIUC School of Journalism