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 DeadlineDEADLINE EXTENDED to July 31 for 2020

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.
Note: We are no longer using Google folders, so no need to wait for an email from the contest coordinator. You can proceed by filling out a Google form for each entry (see #3 and links below).

3. Upload your entries by June 15 by filling out a form for each entry. You will find links to forms for the different categories and directions below.

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 Contest Rules and Instructions 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 and News Magazine Contest


Contest_ Yearbook Category Descriptions

Use this FORM to enter the Yearbook Contest


Contest_Audio_Visual (TV, Radio, Film) Category Descriptions

Use this FORM to enter the Audio Visual Contest


General Excellence Categories

General Excellence entries should be noted on the 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 June 15 at one of these locations:

℅ Melanie Allen at Moon Valley High School in the West Valley


℅ Laura Hardy at Highland High School in the East Valley

Please follow up on your General Excellence entries by sending an email to confirm receipt of any materials mailed or dropped off to by June 15.



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