Please review MIPA Individual Category Contest rules and information about MIPA's Spartan critique service. Please read and share MIPA’s Copyright & Plagiarism Policy with your students.
  1. Entry form worksheets are available to help you gather all of the information you need to fill out the online entry forms.
  2. Entries should ONLY be submitted using the adviser's Submittable log-in.
  3. Select the appropriate category below and follow the instructions to submit your entry.
  4. Prepare your entry in the file format indicated in the category description (PDF, JPG, etc.)
  5. To view all of your submissions, from the DASHBOARD menu at the top of the page, select My Submissions. A sortable list of all of your submissions will appear.
  6. To pay for each entry as you submit it, choose the categories with the "Pay Now" label. If you select this, you will need to enter credit card information each time you submit an entry. To pay for all of your entries together by check or purchase order, or to request an invoice to pay for multiple contests in a single payment, choose the categories without the "Pay by Invoice" label and see http://mipamsu.org/submit for directions on tallying your entries and submitting payment.
  7. The system will stop accepting entries at 11:59 p.m. on the posted deadline.
Use this category to test submissions to the MIPA Contests. Submitting entries into this category will NOT enter them into any contest.
Your video production will be critiqued by an out-of-state judge who will evaluate your program against the standards provided by MIPA in its evaluation booklet. If you do not have a copy of the evaluation booklet, you can download it from the Contests & Awards area of MIPA's website.

Entry Deadline: Feb. 17, 2016
Late Deadline: March 17, 2016 (add $40 late fee)*

Adviser:
Please read and fill in the following information requested. 

Please note:
Entry must have been produced during the current academic year. Your entry MUST include three (3) newscasts. Please submit each newscast separately; no combined reels. Submissions should be from their original air/uploaded date, and they should be as they aired (ie, no editing afterward). Be aware that judges may only view the first 20 minutes of each newscast if your entry totals more than 60 minutes combined.

Upload your entry to a file sharing service (such as YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) and submit the links to the entry materials. It is your responsibility to ensure this is a working link and the video is publicly viewable.

Fees:
Entry fee must be postmarked - if mailing a check or P.O. - or completed - if paying online with a credit card - by the deadlines shown above.
  • Entry Fee: $40
  • Late Fee: add $40 (must be postmarked by the late deadline)*

*You may submit your Spartan entry by the late deadline for an added fee, but it may not be back from the judge in time for the awards event. Spartan submissions received after the late deadline may receive a critique, but will not be eligible to receive an award ranking.

Payment:
You will be taken to a page with information about how to pay the entry fee after completing this form.

Your completed evaluation will be sent to you following the Spring Awards event in April, if returned by the judge in time.

You may have your student media outlet re-evaluated by a different judge within six months of receiving your critique. For details, see http://mipamsu.org/re-eval

A note about contests: MIPA strongly encourages administrators, students and teachers to participate in a range of competitions to evaluate how well a student media outlet meets course objectives and professional standards. Judging in any single contest or rating service is a subjective process, and each has slightly different rules, deadlines and entry criteria. Each critique you receive can be an important educational tool for the classroom, but no single contest can provide a complete assessment of the quality of a program. That’s why MIPA strongly discourages the use of our contests and critiques, regardless of the outcome of that contest or critique, in teacher evaluations.

Ends on March 17, 2017$40.00 - 80.00
$40.00 - 80.00
Your video production will be critiqued by an out-of-state judge who will evaluate your program against the standards provided by MIPA in its evaluation booklet. If you do not have a copy of the evaluation booklet, you can download it from the Contests & Awards area of MIPA's website.

Entry Deadline: Feb. 17, 2016
Late Deadline: March 17, 2016 (add $40 late fee)*

Adviser:
 Please read and fill in the following information requested. 

Please note: 
Entry must have been produced during the current academic year. Your entry MUST include three (3) newscasts. Please submit each newscast separately; no combined reels. Submissions should be from their original air/uploaded date, and they should be as they aired (ie, no editing afterward). Be aware that judges may only view the first 20 minutes of each newscast if your entry totals more than 60 minutes combined.

Upload your entry to a file sharing service (such as YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) and submit the links to the entry materials. It is your responsibility to ensure this is a working link and the video is publicly viewable.

Fees:
 Entry fee must be postmarked - if mailing a check or P.O. - or completed - if paying online with a credit card - by the deadlines shown above.
  • Entry Fee: $40
  • Late Fee: add $40 (must be postmarked by the late deadline)*
*You may submit your Spartan entry by the late deadline for an added fee, but it may not be back from the judge in time for the awards event. Spartan submissions received after the late deadline may receive a critique, but will not be eligible to receive an award ranking.

Payment: You will be asked to submit credit card information upon completion of this form. If you need a P.O. for your school to issue payment, please submit using the Pay by Invoice form instead.

Your completed evaluation will be sent to you following the Spring Awards in April, if returned by the judge in time.

You may have your student media outlet re-evaluated by a different judge within six months of receiving your critique. For details, see http://mipamsu.org/re-eval

A note about contests: MIPA strongly encourages administrators, students and teachers to participate in a range of competitions to evaluate how well a student media outlet meets course objectives and professional standards. Judging in any single contest or rating service is a subjective process, and each has slightly different rules, deadlines and entry criteria. Each critique you receive can be an important educational tool for the classroom, but no single contest can provide a complete assessment of the quality of a program. That’s why MIPA strongly discourages the use of our contests and critiques, regardless of the outcome of that contest or critique, in teacher evaluations.

Your website will be critiqued by an out-of-state judge who will evaluate your program against the standards provided by MIPA in its evaluation booklet. If you do not have a copy of the evaluation booklet, you can download it from the Contests & Awards area of MIPA's website.

Entry Deadline: Feb. 17, 2017
Late Deadline: March 17, 2017 (add $40 late fee)*

Adviser:
Please read and fill in the following information requested. 

Evaluation Period:
 Your website will be evaluated between Feb. 17 and April 1.

Fees:
Entry fee must be postmarked - if mailing a check or P.O. - or completed - if paying online with a credit card - by the deadlines shown above.
  • Entry Fee: $40
  • Late Fee: add $40 (must be postmarked by the late deadline)*
*You may submit your Spartan entry by the late deadline for an added fee, but it may not be back from the judge in time for the awards event. Spartan submissions received after the late deadline may receive a critique, but will not be eligible to receive an award ranking.

Payment: You will be taken to a page with information about how to pay the entry fee after completing this form.

Your completed evaluation will be sent to you following the Spring Awards in April, if returned by the judge in time. 

(Because of the ever-changing nature of websites, unfortunately, we are unable to do a re-evaluation of a news website.)

A note about contests: MIPA strongly encourages administrators, students and teachers to participate in a range of competitions to evaluate how well a student media outlet meets course objectives and professional standards. Judging in any single contest or rating service is a subjective process, and each has slightly different rules, deadlines and entry criteria. Each critique you receive can be an important educational tool for the classroom, but no single contest can provide a complete assessment of the quality of a program. That’s why MIPA strongly discourages the use of our contests and critiques, regardless of the outcome of that contest or critique, in teacher evaluations.
Ends on March 17, 2017$40.00 - 80.00
$40.00 - 80.00
Your website will be critiqued by an out-of-state judge who will evaluate your program against the standards provided by MIPA in its evaluation booklet. If you do not have a copy of the evaluation booklet, you can download it from the Contests & Awards area of MIPA's website.

Entry Deadline: Feb. 17, 2017
Late Deadline: March 17, 2017 (add $40 late fee)*

Adviser:
Please read and fill in the following information requested. 

Evaluation Period:
 Your website will be evaluated between Feb. 19 and April 1.

Fees:
Entry fee must be postmarked - if mailing a check or P.O. - or completed - if paying online with a credit card - by the deadlines shown above.
  • Entry Fee: $40
  • Late Fee: add $40 (must be postmarked by the late deadline)*
*You may submit your Spartan entry by the late deadline for an added fee, but it may not be back from the judge in time for the awards event. Spartan submissions received after the late deadline may receive a critique, but will not be eligible to receive an award ranking.

Payment: You will be taken to a page with information about how to pay the entry fee after completing this form.

Your completed evaluation will be sent to you following the Spring Awards & On-Site Contests event in April, if returned by the judge in time. 

(Because of the ever-changing nature of websites, unfortunately, we are unable to do a re-evaluation of a news website.)

A note about contests: MIPA strongly encourages administrators, students and teachers to participate in a range of competitions to evaluate how well a student media outlet meets course objectives and professional standards. Judging in any single contest or rating service is a subjective process, and each has slightly different rules, deadlines and entry criteria. Each critique you receive can be an important educational tool for the classroom, but no single contest can provide a complete assessment of the quality of a program. That’s why MIPA strongly discourages the use of our contests and critiques, regardless of the outcome of that contest or critique, in teacher evaluations.