FEES

1. WHSAA Journalism Fee - ($60.00) Check with your activities director to see if
your school has sent this fee to the Wyoming High School Activities Association
(WHSAA). This is paid at the beginning of each school year. The is a fee that all
schools must pay in order to be eligible to compete in state activities in Wyoming.

2. WHSSPA Membership Fee – ($40.00) This is a membership fee for the
Wyoming High School Student Press Association. It is a separate fee from the fee you send in
the Wyoming High School Activities Association. This fee helps pay for the keynote
speaker, workshop presenters and for renting facilities for the convention. (WHSSPA
Treasurer Greg Rohrer will include this amount when he sends you an invoice for the
total amount you owe at the end of the convention. You can pay all fees at one time to
the WHSSPA for the amount indicated on the invoice.)

3. Convention Registration Fees – There is a $40.00 charge for each student
and adviser attending the convention. This fee helps pay for the workshops, meeting
rooms, meals, awards, student packets, etc. Fill out the Google Form titled "2017 WHSSPA Convention Entry." 

4. Judging Fees – (Will vary depending on the number entries you submit to
the state journalism competition.) Fill out the Google Form titled "WHSSPA Convention Entry Fees." Your fees help to pay judges and keep the WHSSPA in business.  

         *WHSSPA Treasurer Greg Rohrer will include this amount when he sends you an invoice for          the total amount you owe at the end of the convention. You can pay all fees at one time            to the WHSSPA for the amount indicated on the invoice.*


SUBMITTING STUDENT WORK

YEARBOOK (including individual yearbook entries), All entries should
be mailed directly to the judges between the dates of August 21 and
September 5. No late entries (postmarked after Sept. 5) will be accepted. 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.
If yearbooks, individual entries, judging evaluations, and/or awards are not picked up at the
state convention, schools should arrange for their return. WHSSPA will not be
responsible for postage and mailers required for returning entries.

NEWSPAPER (including individual entries), All entries should bemailed directly to the judges between the dates of August 21 andSeptember 5. No late entries (postmarked after Sept. 5) will be accepted. Theyshould also be shipped “priority mail”. This will provide you with a trackingnumber so you can be sure your entry reaches the judge.If newspapers, individual entries, judging evaluations, and/or awards are not picked up at thestate convention, schools should arrange for their return. WHSSPA will not beresponsible for postage and mailers required for returning entries.

ONLINE NEWSPAPER (including individual entries), The websiteaddress should be emailed to the judge and to the executive director by April 1 . All individual entries should be mailed directly to the judgesbetween the dates of August 21 and September 5. No late entries
(postmarked after Sept. 5) will be accepted. They should also be shipped “priority mail”. This will provide you with a tracking number so you can besure your entry reaches the judge. If individual entries, judging evaluations, and/or awards are not picked up at the state convention, schools should arrange for their return. WHSSPA will not be responsible for postage and mailers
required for returning entries.

PHOTOGRAPHY All entries should be mailed directly to the
judges between the dates of August 21 and September 5. No late entries
(postmarked after Sept. 5) will be accepted. 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.
If individual entries, judging evaluations, and/or awards are not picked up at the state
convention, schools should arrange for their return. WHSSPA will not be responsible for
postage and mailers required for returning entries.

BROADCAST VIDEO All entries should be mailed directly to the judges
between the dates of August 21 and September 5. No late entries
(postmarked after Sept. 5) will be accepted. 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.
If individual entries, judging evaluations, and/or awards are not picked up at the state
convention, schools should arrange for their return. WHSSPA will not be responsible for
postage and mailers required for returning entries.

LITERARY MAGAZINES All entries should be mailed directly to the judges
between the dates of August 21 and September 5. No late entries
(postmarked after Sept. 5) will be accepted. 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.
If magazines, judging evaluations, and/or awards are not picked up at the state convention,
schools should arrange for their return. WHSSPA will not be responsible for postage and
mailers required for returning entries.

 

Letters of recognition for friends of Journalism, Adviser of the Year,and/or Rookie Adviser of the Year have been mailed to Dawn Knudsvig, by September 5, 2015.


OTHER ITEMS

Make motel room reservations for advisers, students, and bus driver.

Arrange for a substitute teacher and complete lesson plans for the sub.

Pick up purchase orders or credit cards that you need for the trip.

Send home and have students return a parental permission slip to let parents know the when,
what, where, why and how of the convention.

Go over the convention program with students to discuss what workshops each might attend.

Some schools ask students to attend workshops and present information to the entire
journalism class when they return to school.

Check with your school office to see if you need a copy of students’ medical releases for the trip. (Some districts require these trip sheets when traveling with students.)

Advise school faculty and coaches that journalism students will be gone and remind students to
talk to their teachers about the assignments to be made up in each class.

Remind students about dress and behavior for the convention. (The banquet is not formal, but nice clothing is required.)

If yearbooks, newspapers, literary magazines, photographs, individual entries,
judging evaluations, and/or awards are not picked up at the state convention, schools
should arrange for their return. WHSSPA will not be responsible for postage and
mailers required for returning
entries.


HAVE QUESTIONS? 

Please contact any of the following members of the WHSSPA Board: 

  • Katherine Patrick, Public Relations: 307.532.0687
  • Dawn Knudsvig, Executive Director: 307.758.4412, dknudsvig@shr3.k12.wy.us
  • Jill Miller, President: 307.876.2583, jmiller@fremont24.com
  • Greg Rohrer, Treasurer: 307.758.4412, grohrer@shr3.k12.wy.us
  • Heather Goodwine, Secretary: 307.245.4100, heather.goodwine@laramie2.org
  • Kelly Fullmer, Board Member: 307.885.7847, kfullmer@lcsd2.org