Fall Contest

NEW Contest Forms – See Below

AIPA Fall Contest Information

Do your best work and collect it throughout the school year! 

SEE PAST WINNERS HERE: AIPA 2019 Fall Conference Awards (Judges notes are sent directly to advisers)

June 15 is the Deadline  


This page describes the process for entering the AIPA Fall scholastic journalism contests. Winners will be announced at the AIPA Fall Convention.

Entering the contest is a three-step process:

1. JOIN AIPA USING THIS LINK  if you are not already a member for this year.

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

2. Register for the contest using the GOOGLE FORM linked here. This form includes payment information.

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

4. Access the links to the correct contest folder and upload your entries by June 15  AUGUST 31, filling out a form for each individual entry. Below, you will find links to the forms for the different categories.

Please mail payments and other correspondence to our new address:

AIPA – Contest Coordinator, 3241 E Shea Blvd. Suite 174, Phoenix AZ 85028-3365

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

Contest Rules and Directions (PDF):

Click AIPA Contest Rules and Instructions(2) for a PDF that describes the rules and directions for entering the contest.

Rubrics the Judges Use:

Click on the rubrics you wish to view:

Contest Category Descriptions (PDFs) and Links to Online Entry Forms:

Contest Newspaper and Magazine Category Descriptions

Use this FORM to enter the Newspaper, Lit Mag and News Magazine Contest


Contest_ Yearbook Category Descriptions

Use this FORM to enter the Yearbook Contest



Use this FORM to enter the Audio Visual Contest


General-Excellence-Categories – information

General Excellence entries should use the same FORM above, but entries that require hard copy entries should be mailed in to:

AIPA – Contest Coordinator, 3241 E Shea Blvd. Suite 174, Phoenix AZ 85028.

As an additional option, you may DROP OFF your general excellence entry by AUGUST 31 if you coordinate it with us. Contact us by emailing  [email protected] to arrange a drop off of hard copies.



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