Calling all high school journalists!

Penn State Brandywine is hosting a competition called “Pride in Print” for budding journalists in the region. Students and their newspaper advisers are asked to submit recent news articles for submission and judging in one of three categories: news, feature writing and sports. Submissions will be judged based on value or importance of the story, quality of reporting and quotes and quality of writing and editing.

A winner will be chosen in each category during the campus’ “Communications in the Future Symposium,” at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday April 24. Students who have submitted articles for the competition are welcome to bring their parents and advisers to this fun event, which will feature a panel of professionals currently working in print journalism, public relations and new media. This event is also open to the campus community.

Each of the three winners will receive a Nook Color Tablet.

Submitted articles should be no longer than 600 words; must be submitted by the high school newspaper’s faculty adviser; should be either an original print, a copy of the original or a scanned pdf of the original published article and must indicate the category in which it falls (news, features or sports).

The submission deadline is Thursday, March 14. Submit by mail to: Pride in Print High School Newspaper Contest, Penn State Brandywine, 25 Yearsley Mill Road, Media, PA 19063 or via email as a pdf to newscontest@bw.psu.edu.

For more information about this contest, contact Gail Wray at 610-892-1472 or visit http://www.bw.psu.edu/prideinprint online.

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Last Updated March 25, 2013