• 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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Best Story Contest

Best Story Contest entries should be submitted by Jan. 15.

SISPA member newspaper staffs also have  the opportunity to compete in the Best Story Contest.

The contest consists of four categories. The CORE category, which any publication may enter, and three medium specific categories, website, print newspaper, and yearbook. See the contest descriptors for detailed information about each category.

You may submit two entries per category unless otherwise noted in the contest descriptors.

All entries for the Best Story competition must be posted by Jan.15.

As in the past, a school must be a member of SISPA to compete.  The contest fee is covered by your membership dues.

Submit your students’ work using the online entry forms. Enter any of the categories for which your students are eligible.