8-9 a.m.  Check-in and registration
9-9:45 a.m.  Welcome & opening keynote
9:55 a.m.-10:30 a.m.  10:40-11:15 a.m.  11:25 a.m.-noon  Breakout sessions
11:25 a.m.-noon  Adviser luncheon
12:10-1 p.m.  Awards ceremony

> Submit a proposal to speak at the conference

Make plans now to join the state’s student journalists and advisers at the Minnesota High School Press Association Convention — Wednesday, Oct. 18,
at Coffman Memorial Union, at the
University of Minnesota’s Minneapolis campus.

We’re planning morning breakout sessions
on skills and trends, plus our annual awards ceremony that celebrates Minnesota’s
best student journalism.

Registration, at $28 per person, is now open. Join us!

The Minnesota High School Press Association serves the state’s high school journalists and advisers with programs and competitions that promote journalistic excellence.  


Minnesota High School Press Association
2829 University Ave. SE, Suite 720, 
MinneapolisMN 55414
612-200-9254  •  info@studentpress.org


Gold Medallion Awards

Our Gold Medallion Awards honor an academic year’s top individual work in seven categories — broadcast, literary arts magazine, newspaper/newsmagazine, online, photojournalism, social media and yearbook.

2022 winners

Convention Best of Show

We honor Best of Show winners, recognizing current student work at the fall convention.

2022 winners

Journalism Educator
of the Year

Nominate your exceptional educator for this top honor from MHSPA. This year’s application deadline was in February 2023, and the winner will be recognized at the fall 2023 convention, Oct. 18.

Entry information & past winners


JEM All-State Awards
for the fall conference

Advisers: Submit your student work for recognition in the All State general excellence contest.

Each entry receives a short critique and will be honored with a Gold, Silver or Bronze award at the fall convention awards ceremony, Oct. 18. 

Entries due Thursday, June 15.
NOTE: Fall deadline is Tuesday, Sept. 5.

Complete this entry form for EACH publication you are entering. Entry fee is $20 per publication/website.

2022 winners


Minnesota Journalism
Educator of the Year

Recognizing the contributions and excellence of a journalism educator.


All State Awards

Journalism Educators of Minnesota honors excellence in an academic year.

WINNERS  20222021202020192018

Gold Medallion Awards

Honoring an academic year’s top individual work in six categories.

WINNERS  202220212020 • 2019
 • 2017 • 2016

Best of Show Awards

MSHPA honors current work at its fall convention.

WINNERS  2022 • 2021 (no convention)2020 • 2019 • 20172016 2015