Fall Contest

AIPA Fall Contest Information

Entry Deadline: June 30 

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NEW PRICING: $5 per entry for AIPA members/$10 per entry for nonmembers 

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.


We are now utilizing the Wild Apricot system for membership, contests and conventions. Please follow the directions listed here carefully. Questions or having difficulty registering or submitting entries? Email [email protected].

1. JOIN AIPA: USE THIS LINK to join AIPA if you are not already a member. New with the 2023-2024 school year: Any school can enter the contest, regardless of membership status, but you get the best deal if you join AIPA! Your annual membership begins on the date you register; you will receive a reminder to renew when your membership is coming to an end. Members can check renewal status and find invoices using the AIPA Wild Apricot login information you received when you signed up.

2. Prepare your entries as images, pdfs 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.

3. Register for the contest using our new online form through our membership portal at Wild Apricot. You will share the total number of entries you are paying for on this form, which will generate an invoice that will be emailed to you.

4. Access the link(s) below for the correct contest category form(s) to submit the details of your entries by June 30th.

5. Look for an email from the AIPA Contest Coordinator. Once your registration has been received, AIPA will send you a link to your own Google Drive folder, where you will upload your PDFs and images.

6. 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: Yearbooks can also be dropped off at the Fall Convention check-in table for General Excellence judging.






Enter using the category form(s) above

General Excellence entries should use the same entry FORM above, but those that require hard copy entries should be mailed to: AIPA – Contest Coordinator, 3241 E Shea Blvd. Suite 174, Phoenix AZ 85028-3365.

Delivery options for Yearbook General Excellence entries:

You may bring your yearbook to the AIPA Fall Convention where you can leave it with the contest coordinator before the opening ceremony begins.

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]

The judging rubrics are linked here:
Newspaper Rubrics  
Yearbook Rubrics   
Media/Audio/Video/Film Rubric

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