Edinboro seeks entries for high school journalism competition

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EDINBORO, Pa. – Edinboro University is seeking entries for its 11th annual Northwestern Pennsylvania High School Journalism Competition.

The competition is designed to recognize journalistic talent among high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. It is open to all students currently in the 10th, 11th and 12th grade who have an interest in journalism.

Cash prizes, provided by the Meadville Tribune, YourErie.com, JET-TV and FOX 66, will be awarded to the top three finishers in each category. One “Best in Show” winner will be eligible for a $1,000 scholarship to Edinboro University.

All winners will be invited to an awards luncheon on April 6 that will be held as part of Edinboro University’s High School Journalism Day. Entries will be evaluated by a panel of judges that includes faculty from the Department of Journalism and Public Relations and student leaders from the department’s campus media organizations.

Students are invited to compete in four print journalism categories (news, feature, sports and opinion), one web publication category, three photojournalism categories (news photo, sports photo and feature photo), and three broadcast journalism categories (broadcast news package, newscast anchor and podcast/vodcast). Entries must be received by March 17.

Entry forms and competition guidelines are available on the Events page of the Department of Journalism and Public Relations website, www.edinboro.edu. Questions can be directed to Dr. Jim Wertz by emailing rwertz@edinboro.edu or calling (814) 732-1254.

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