at the North Carolina Scholastic Media Institute summer workshop at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Photo by Bradley Wilson

Statewide contest results announced

High school media students around the state submitted their newspapers, yearbooks, literary magazines and online news sites to be considered in the 2016 NCSMA Media Contest. More than 1,000 awards were announced during the North Carolina Scholastic Media Institute, June 13-16.

Winners included 21 Tar Heel awards, the top award given:

The Northwood Omniscient, Northwood High
Wingspan, West Henderson High
Golden Fleece, T.C. Roberson High
The Forest Fire, Wake Forest High

The Northwood Omniscient, Northwood High
GF Online, T.C. Roberson High
The Howler, Wakefield High
Wingspan Online, West Henderson High

Patriot, Arendell Parrott Academy
The Torch, Athens Drive High
Hurricane Watch, Cane Creek Middle
Shoreline, Cape Fear Academy
Clarion, Davie County High
Shorelines, First Flight High
The Prowler, Providence High
Westwind, West Henderson High

Literary Magazine
Exurbia, Durham Academy
Blutopia, Gaston Day School
Roars and Whispers, Providence High

TV News
Hawk Eye TV Today, Charlotte Latin School
Wildcat News, West Johnston High

The North Carolina Scholastic Media Association (NCSMA) serves scholastic journalism and works for its advancement. Member schools include middle and high schools from across the state.

Donate to NCSMA

N.C. Scholastic Media Association is celebrating 75 years of service to high school journalism.

To commemorate the milestone, we are accepting unrestricted donations that can be used for need-based workshop scholarships, technology grants, substitute teacher pay (allowing journalism teachers to accompany students to workshops), workshop travel stipends and on and on. You may give your gift in honor of or in memory of your high school journalism teacher.

Please join us in supporting North Carolina high school journalists and high school journalism teachers.

The link to give online is here:

Thank you for your support of journalism education.


Advanced standards and scholastic journalism

N.C. Scholastic Media Advisers Association members have prepared this presentation illustrating how easily advanced standards may be applied to high school journalism classes.

Honors Journalism course materials

Thinking of developing an honors journalism course? Take advantage of North Carolina curricular materials collected for you here.