HS Journalist of the Year
Kansas high school journalists have an opportunity to showcase their talents through the JEA High School Journalist of the Year competition. Students who wish to enter the contest must submit an application form as well as a portfolio that will explain to the judges who he or she is as a student journalist.
The 2013 Kansas High School Journalist of the Year was Chad Phillips of Andover High School. Sophia Templin of De Soto High School was named the 3A/4A Journalist of the Year. There were no entries in the 1A/2A classification.
The Kansas JOY committee chooses winners in three classifications: 1A/2A, 3A/4A and 5A/6A. Each of those winners receives $750. In addition, the overall winner receives an extra $500 (for a total of $1,250) and has his/her portfolio forwarded to the national JEA contest. The JEA national Journalist of the Year receives a $3,000 scholarship and up to six runners-up each receive $1,000 scholarships.
NOTE: KSPA coordinates the Kansas competition for the Journalism Education Association, so submissions must be sent to KSPA at the address below. Here are links to the JEA pages where you can access the information and forms:
- About the Journalist of the Year Scholarships
- Portfolio Guidelines
- Application Materials and Categories (This page includes the interactive PDF that you will fill out and send to KSPA; write somewhere on the form the class your school is in — 6A, 5A, 4A, 3A, 2A or 1A.)
- 2013 Portfolio Rubric
Entries may now be submitted as physical portfolios or as digital entries, but digital entries must still include a print guide for the judges.
Send all portfolio packages to:Jeff Browne
Kansas Scholastic Press Association
William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications
Stauffer-Flint Hall, 1435 Jayhawk Blvd.
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66045-7515
All entries must be received at KSPA headquarters by March 1, 2013.