2013-2014 New Jersey
College Newspaper Contest
Deadline for the 2013-2014 Contest is
March 7, 2014 at 11:59 p.m.
All New Jersey
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
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
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.
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.
fees must be paid by March 30, 2014 to be eligible.
Winners will be announced on this
website on April 3, 2014.
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 ●
Winners may order duplicate plaques and
Here are the
results in prior New Jersey College Newspaper Contests:
Collegiate Press Association's Spring Awards
Seminar & Luncheon will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014.
More details will be available in February.
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.
the NJ College Newspaper Contest will be presented at
winners receive plaques. All other award recipients receive certificates. Separate awards
presented to winners from two-year colleges and
"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.