Carry-in to State Convention Competition Guidelines

Since overall and individual critiques category entries are due in December, we want to give you a chance to enter more recent items you have created (or items you forgot to enter) for competition. See carry-in categories below.

 

Eligibility requirements:

 

  • Publications must be ASPA members.

  • Adviser and one paying student must have paid to attend the convention.

  • Entries must be turned in by 9 a.m. the morning of the convention (Feb. 11). Email all entries to alscholasticpress@gmail.com. This email address is for carry-in and on-site competitions only. (Use aspa@ua.edu for all other correspondence.) Please put "Carry in" or "On-Site" in your subject heading, along with your school. If it is not marked it will be sent back to you.

  • Entries will be disqualified if they do not meet the established criteria. We cannot take time to track down students and teachers to verify names, entries, etc.

 

Entry preparation:

 

All entries must be from the 2021-2022 school year and must not have been submitted in mail-in competitions (deadline Dec. 18). Broadcast students please send YouTube links or another kind of link. No raw files. Each entry must be emailed to: alscholasticpress@gmail.com. Each entry must be clearly marked with the student’s name, teacher's name, school, publication and publication type in the body of the email.

Awards:

 

Three awards will be given at the close of Friday's convention for each carry-in contest: 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. No honorable mentions will be given unless the judges cite extreme necessity.

 

Carry-in Categories:

 

Carry-in Competition participants: Entries are $10 each. Entries must follow the guidelines above.

 

Carry-in contests will be as follows. Please let us know (when you register for State Convention you will see this) how many carry-in entries you expect to have in each category. This helps us make sure we have enough judges. Carry-in winners will be announced at State Convention the night of Feb. 11. The categories are:

 

  • Editorial cartoon

  • Illustration

  • Public Service Announcement

  • Broadcast anchor

  • Broadcast human interest/feature story

  • Broadcast news story

  • Broadcast sports story

  • Videography

  • Editing

  • Directing

  • Literary magazine cover

  • Newspaper front page

  • Newspaper center spread

  • Newspaper entertainment page

  • Newspaper feature page

  • Newspaper sports page

  • Newspaper op-ed page

  • Newspaper headline writing

  • Photography portfolio No more than 7 photos, please

  • Yearbook academic spread

  • Yearbook club spread

  • Yearbook people spread

  • Yearbook sports spread

  • Yearbook student life spread