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2013-2014 New Jersey
College Newspaper Contest

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Entry Deadline for the 2013-2014 Contest is
March 7, 2014 at 11:59 p.m.

All New Jersey college newspapers print and online are encouraged to enter the New Jersey College Newspaper Contest, which honors the skills of their student staff members in journalistic writing, photography and design.

Content of print and online college newspapers published between March 1, 2013, and February 28, 2014, may be submitted.

Four-year and two-year colleges will be judged as separate divisions, with separate awards presented in each.

Please download the Contest Rules for details about the contest, the category descriptions and entry instructions.

There are 14 contest categories: 9 Individual, 3 Online and 2 Newspaper. Newspapers may submit three entries to each of the Individual and Online categories, and one to each of the Newspaper categories a total of up to 38 possible entries per newspaper. Please refer to the contest rules for specific criteria about each category.

Entry Fees: $8 per entry for 1-27 entries, or $220 per newspaper for any number of entries over 27 and up to the maximum.

The top editor or newspaper faculty adviser must verify that each entry follows the rules of the contest and is presented as it appeared in newspapers delivered on campus or online.

All Entry fees must be paid by March 30, 2014 to be eligible.

Winners will be announced on this website on April 3, 2014.

Award recipients will be honored at the NJCPA Spring Awards Seminar & Luncheon on April 26, 2014. Details about the event will be available on this website in February.

If you have questions or problems, please contact John O’Brien:
(609) 406-0600, ext. 13 ●

Contest Winners

Winners may order duplicate plaques and certificates using this form.

Here are the results in prior New Jersey College Newspaper Contests:
2012-2013 Winners
2011-2012 Winners
2010-2011 Winners
2009-2010 Winners

Spring Awards Presentation

New Jersey Collegiate Press Association's Spring Awards Seminar & Luncheon will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014. More details will be available in February.

The seminar and luncheon is designed to help and recognize New Jersey college newspapers and their staffs as they strive to excel. Registration opens at 10 am. The program starts at 10:30 am. The awards luncheon begins at 12:15 pm.

Awards for the NJ College Newspaper Contest will be presented at the luncheon.

First-place winners receive plaques. All other award recipients receive certificates. Separate awards are presented to winners from two-year colleges and four-year colleges.

"Sweepstakes Awards" are presented to the four-year and two-year college newspaper that accumulate the highest number of points, based on the awards received in the contest. Three points are given for each first place, two points for each second place and one point for each third place awarded.




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