If you are bringing students to the convention, please upload this Excel file listing the students' names and emails. We will use this to add participants to the virtual platform.
Best of Show at SIPA: The Best of Show at SIPA competition is open to all publications and programs registered for the annual March convention. There is no qualifying critique score to enter the competition. The Best of Show at SIPA recognizes excellence among the convention attendees and those entered on-site.
On-site critiques: Two students will spend 45 minutes with a judge and receive one-on-one feedback about the publication.
Students participating in TOP competitions will receive prompts one week prior to the convention. Teams will have one week to put together their story and design packages. Students who participate in the Anchor and Review competitions will have separate sessions that will help them prepare for the competitions.
Grammar Challenge: Test your grammar knowledge by answering these 50 multiple-choice questions.
Anchor competition: Students write a script from copy on current news events we provide then read it to a panel of judges.
SIPA Quiz Bowl: Students compete in four-person teams in quiz bowl-style rounds and answer questions about journalism standards and terminology, current events, civics and pop culture.
Review writing contest: Students learn review writing techniques and write a review on a topic announced at the convention.
TOP (team onsite production): Teams produce a complete story package within a three-hour time span.
We accept cash, check and Venmo payments only and do not accept credit card payments at this time. Please submit payment as soon as possible. Contact Leslie Dennis at email@example.com with any questions.Refund policy: Plan carefully. No refunds will be given. However, substitutions may be made at any time.