Fall Contest Information


AIPA Fall Contest Information

Check out 2022 Contest Winners!

Entries Deadline Extended: July 15, 2023

Do your best work and collect it throughout the school year. Below is the process for entering the AIPA Fall scholastic journalism contests. Winners will be announced at the AIPA Fall Convention.


1. JOIN AIPA: USE THIS FORM  to join AIPA if you are not already a member for this year. Note: members enjoy lower contest prices, so join for the CURRENT year, even if it is already the end of the school year!

Do you need a PDF of the membership form for your records/invoicing? Use this: Membership form PDF

2. Register for the Contest: USE THIS FORM. (All Google Forms on this page are required. No hard copies of forms or entries will be accepted unless they are first sent digitally on these forms)

3. Prepare your entries as images, pdfs, audio, video, or url links. (Label your entry according to the title of your entry and category (i.e. N2_SunriseMountain_KristyRoschke_Homecoming), collect all of your entries into one folder on your desktop and then fill out the form once for each entry.)

4. Access the link(s) below for the correct contest category form(s) which will assist you in entering and uploading your entries. You will fill out a form for each individual entry.

5. Mail payments, hard copy general excellence entries, and other correspondence to:
AIPA – Contest Coordinator, 3241 E Shea Blvd. Suite 174, Phoenix AZ 85028-3365

NOTE on Mailing – If you will be attending the Fall Convention, you can bring your yearbook to the convention and leave it with a board member at the check-in table.

Remember: Even if you mail in the pdf of your membership, you still must submit the online GOOGLE FORMS mentioned above to join AIPA and register for the contest.


These Contest Rules and Instructions will walk you through how to enter the contest, and the judging rubrics are linked here: Newspaper Rubrics   Yearbook Rubrics       Media/Audio/Video/Film Rubric




  • General Excellence Directions & Categories
    • Enter using the publication form(s) above
    • Delivery options for Yearbook General Excellence entries:
      1. You may bring your yearbook to the AIPA Fall Convention where you can leave it with the contest coordinator before the opening ceremony begins.
      2. You may DROP OFF your general excellence entry by the deadline if you coordinate it with us. To arrange a drop off of hard copies, email [email protected]