Online Newspaper Entry

Online Newspaper Entries will be due to the judges by April 20th, 2018

Judging window will take place from April 2nd to May 25th, 2018.

Click the button below for entry details.  

Broadcast Journalism Entry

Broadcast Journalism Entries will be due by June 20, 2018

Judging window for broadcast will be from the start of the 2017-2018 school year through June 20th. 

Submission window for Broadcast Journalism Entries will be from March 25th through June 20th. 

Click below for judge's contact information, entry form, and submission guidelines.

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The 2018 Convention date has been set: Monday, November 5th, 2018. 

2018 Convention Location: Central Wyoming College

Address: 2660 Peck Avenue
Riverton, WY 82501

Phone: (307) 855-2000 

WHSSPA (Wyoming High School Student Press Association) is gearing up for another great convention in 2018.



Convention Hotel: 

Address: TBA

Phone: TBA

We will announce the hotel and block of rooms rate shortly.  





A Huge Thank You to the 2017 Keynote Speaker: Carrie Faust

Carrie Faust, MJE, got her start in journalism in 1987 when her cross country coach - also the yearbook adviser - said, "Girl, you have got to get over your shyness and start meeting people!" Now, 30 years later, looks like that plan worked out more than they could have ever imagined! Today, known for her energy and enthusiasm, Carrie advises the Smoky Hill Summit yearbook, NEXT feature magazine, online news, and teaches at yearbook workshops and journalism conferences across the country every year. A former JEA Board Member, Carrie was one of JEA's Rising Stars in 2008, a Distinguished Adviser in 2009, the Colorado Journalism Teacher of the Year in 2011, a JEA Medal of Merit honoree in 2013, and a CSPA Gold Key recipient in 2017. The Summit yearbook has been honored nationally by NSPA and CSPA 11 times in the last 12 years and the Smoky Hill news program has won state honors consistently. After years of rolling their eyes at Carrie's love of journalism, her daughters, Campbell (14) and Carter (16) are both on their schools' yearbook staffs - Carter with the Summit staff at Smoky! That means the whole family is in on the journalism fun, including their 3.5 pound chihuahua, Booker - short for Yearbooker, given to them by the 2008 yearbook staff, and their chiweenie, Pica!


Convention Entry Forms will becoming available as we draw close to the 2018 Convention Date.


Submission window for all contests will be announced at a later date.

Please check back soon. 

A note for sending entries: They should also be shipped “Priority mail.” This will provide you with a tracking number so you can be sure your entry reaches the judge.  Advisers will be responsible to see that the judge receives the entry. 

Do not send it “book rate” because it mail sits in the post office back room for days. No late entries will be accepted. The two week window for submission was set by the Board. The reasoning behind this decision was to prevent entries from trickling in to judges all summer as this might result in entries being lost or misplaced.