The New England Scholastic Press Association




Enter Contests

2022 Publication and Special Achievement Contests

Deadline: April 11 for material published between April 9 2021 and April 11, 2022.

Entry / Membership Fees:

NESPA members pay $1.50 per Special Achievement Contest entry; non-members pay $2.50.

NESPA membership is $50 per school (not per publication) and includes free registration for the 2022 spring webinar.

Mail all print entries along with the membership form to:

New England Scholastic Press Association

c/o Helen Smith

130 Washington Street

Newton, MA 02458


Special Achievement Contest Categories:

Broadcast- Advertisement; Documentary; Feature story; News series; PSA; Sports series; Sports story

Magazine- Artwork; Cover design; Fiction; Nonfiction; Photography; Poetry; Typographical design

Newspaper- Advertisement; Artwork, cartoon; Bylined column; Editorial; Feature page design; Feature photo; Feature story; Informational graphic; News page design; News photo; News series; News story; Opinion page design; Personality profile; Photo illustration; Review; Special section; Sports page design; Sports photo; Sports series; Sports story; Typographical design

Online/Multimedia- Blog; Homepage design; Podcast; Slideshow with audio; Slideshow with photos; Video; Coverage, writing, and design categories for online/multimedia are the same as for broadcast and print.

Yearbook- Advertisement; Caption writing (three spreads); Theme development and cover; Feature photo; Feature spread; Feature story; Headline writing (three spreads); Sports photo; Sports story; Typographical design