Statewide media contests, Summer Institute online registration now open

NCSMA is now accepting entries for its 2019 statewide media contests. Categories include newspaper/newsmagazine, online news site, broadcast news, radio/podcast, literary magazine and yearbook.

The received-by deadline for entries in the print news, online news, broadcast news and radio/podcast categories is May 1. The received-by deadline for the literary magazine and yearbook categories is June 1.

Critique services and All-North Carolina media contests are offered. All-North Carolina media compete for the Tar Heel awards. Students may also submit entries for more than 50 individual contests. For more information regarding entry guidelines and the entry process, please visit our Contests page.

Winners will be announced during the 2019 Summer Institute. Online registration for the four-day program, taking place June 17-20, can be found on the Summer Institute page. We invite schools and student media programs across the state to enroll.


Honors Journalism course materials

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


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.