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Statewide Media Contest deadlines approaching

Encourage your students to submit their work in the statewide student media contests. NCSMA offers critique services, All-North Carolina media contests, section awards and individual student recognition. Contest deadlines are May 15 for your students’ broadcasts, online news sites and radio/podcasts and June 1 for your students’ newspapers, yearbooks and literary magazines. These are the deadlines by which we must receive all contest materials.


Institute workshop scholarships remain available

Advisers: Join us this summer for our in-person NC Scholastic Media Institute June 13-15. And don’t let financial barriers keep your students from attending. NCSMA offers five full-tuition diversity, five full-tuition financial aid, one full-tuition leadership and one full-tuition press rights workshop scholarships for students. The workshop registration fee will be waived for each of these recipients. Applicants may write short emails discussing their career aims and why they want to attend NCSMI, or advisers may write short emails stating why their students should receive the workshop scholarship. Limited to two per staff. Final round application deadline, if scholarships remain available, is May 15. Applications must be received at Read the Summer Institute Guide for more information.


Update: Commuters now welcome at 2022 Institute

NCSMA welcomes commuter school groups to register for the Institute. Commuter groups must be chaperoned by a journalism teacher or student media adviser. Registration fee is $200 per person. Student media staffs have until June 1 to register.