The official site of Arizona Interscholastic Press Association



For more than 60 years, AIPA has been serving Arizona’s student journalists and their advisers. All advisers and publications are encouraged to join AIPA and to involve their journalists in the many exciting events and contests available to them from this valuable organization. Here is the online membership form. Here is a pdf of the membership form: Membership and Contest Registration

What we offer:

  • Fall contests for student media
  • Fall convention with well-known keynote speakers and plenty of learning sessions
  • Spring recognition reception
  • Summer Workshop with two-day specialized sessions
  • Student journalist and adviser awards
  • Local and national resources, networking and help for advisers

Benefits for advisers:

  • Participating in the Fall Contest. You must be a member to enter.
  • Attending the Fall Convention with a discounted registration fee.
  • Attending Summer Workshop. You must be a member to win.
  • Voting privileges.
  • Meeting and networking with other advisers and student journalists.
  • Members can serve on the AIPA Board.

Annual Membership Costs (see registration form for more detailed information):

  • Single Publication Membership – $100; includes:
    • 10 contest entries ($50 value; additional entries $5/each)
    • Discounted Fall Convention and Summer Workshop registration rates
    • 1 free adviser Fall Convention registration
    • Invitation to free spring Adviser Reception
    • Consideration for AIPA Adviser Awards
    • Access to mentoring, curriculum, support for First Amendment issues
  • School-wide Membership – $200; includes
    • Member benefits listed above for all school publications
    • Total of 25 contest entries ($125 value; additional entries $5/each)
    • 3 free adviser Fall Convention registrations
    • Invitation for 3 advisers to free spring Adviser Reception

AIPA Member Schools 2017-2018 (updated 09/06/17):

Buena High School
Desert Vista High School
Highland High School
Hopi High School
Horizon High School
Moon Valley High School
Notre Dame Prep
Paradise Valley High School
Perry High School
Shadow Ridge High School
South Mountain High School
SPOT 127 Youth Media Center
Sunnyslope High School
Verrado High School

Contact Information:

1001 N. Central Ave., Suite 670
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Phone: 602-261-7655
Fax: 602-261-7525
AIPA President: Melanie Allen (

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