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To keep up-to-date on summer programming and statewide student media contests, take a look at NCSMA’s spring newsletter, The Scoop.
Visit to view the March issue, featuring the following:

                                    • May 1 and June 1 deadlines for N.C. Scholastic Media Institute registration.
                                    • May 15 and June 1 deadlines for statewide contests.
                                    • NCSMI student leadership opportunity.
                                    • #NCSMI2023 details and theme reveal.


Funding covers tuition, lodging, fees

NCSMA provides in-state tuition, textbook and lodging for a three-credit, graduate-level fellowship course each summer. The 2023 course will be taught in a hybrid format with a two-night stay on the UNC campus and the remaining days offered online. The 2023 course, Teaching Photojournalism in the Secondary School, will be offered July 9-15. Applications will be accepted until May 15, if spaces remain available.



Register for the North Carolina Scholastic Media Institute

Join us June 20-22 for #NCSMI2023 at UNC-Chapel Hill. The schedule will include instructional sessions for the following divisions: design, literary magazine, news, photojournalism, broadcast, yearbook and advising student media. Additional sessions will feature special guest speakers, award ceremonies, creativity and leadership boot camps, a trivia challenge and more.

DEADLINE ALERT: Register by May 1 to receive the discounted early bird rate.



Submit to Statewide Media Contests

NCSMA offers critique services, All-North Carolina media contests, section awards and individual student recognition. Contest deadlines are May 15 for broadcast, online news and radio/podcasts and June 1 for newspaper, yearbook and literary magazine. These are the deadlines by which we must receive all contest materials.